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IN PERSON- Walking the Camino de Santiago

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This program will be delivered via Zoom and will be streamed to our Kingsley Room. If you want to watch the program from home, register here

Join us and learn more about the Camino de Santiago, the medieval pilgrims’ trail that ends in Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain.  The presenter has traveled it on two occasions: in 2007 and in 2015. This presentation will focus on his four-week, 700-kilometer walk in 2007 from Pamplona to Santiago along the Camino Francés, with his wife Sandy.

Art Charles has been a teacher and administrator in US public and private schools, as well as schools in India, Switzerland, Ecuador, Bulgaria and Lebanon.  He currently does senior administrator searches for international schools around the world. Art is the author of four books:

  • Boots on the Camino – an account of his walk across northern Spain, the topic of this talk
  • Shadow Rider – an account of his 3,800-mile solo bike trip from Puget Sound to the Gulf of Maine
  • Holidays in a War Zone – a collection of mostly humorous essays about his travel experiences
  • How to Learn a Foreign Language

Art works as a consultant to international schools around the world to find senior administrators.  In his spare time, he makes Tiffany-style lampshades.

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this event is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Registration is required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. For more information about this program, please email Rebecca at or call the reference desk at 203-262-0626 ext 130.

We also have a virtual Zoom version of this event; see here for more information.



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