Saturday, September 7, 2:30-3:30 p.m., CT Author, Jennifer Thermes, Byrd's Books, Bethel. Free. Eloise romped in the grand Plaza Hotel and beyond, and took Manhattan by storm. Now young readers (ages 8 to 12) and their families can too, through the eyes and words of CT map illustrator and author, Jennifer Thermes, in her new book, Manhattan: Mapping the Story of an Island. Join Jennifer for a discussion and book signing, and learn the stories that every inch of Manhattan has to tell. For more information, visit byrdsbooks.indielite.org or call 203-730-2973.