In November 2021, Lynn Stowe Tomb and Pam Shoemaker held an engaging book talk at the Slate Memorial Library. More than twenty local residents filled the newly renovated Slate Memorial Library to learn about the authors' experiences researching, writing, and designing their two books about Gill History - Riverside: Life Along the Connecticut in Gill, Massachusetts and Jennie Williams Bardwell: Life in Gill 1860-1950.
Many behind the scene fun stories were shared by the authors, such as how a current resident found Jennie’s 1876 diary in the wall of the home - which is still a mystery today as to how it got there. And how the authors' research took them as far away as Harvard’s Baker Library. Both books are available for purchase.