If you need an excuse to talk sports, join us for a bit of knowledge about determination, achievements and a touch of nostalgia with a meet and greet of local author and athlete Michael Griffin as he shares the expansive history of Waterbury’s high school boys basketball.  Griffin will be at Silas Bronson Library on Saturday, May 14 at 1 p.m. to discuss the first of his two-volume history “Hoop History: Fifty Years of High School Basketball in Waterbury (Volume One: 1970-1995)”. The event will be outdoors and social distancing is recommended. In the event of inclement weather, a rain date has been scheduled of Saturday, May 21 at 2:30 p.m.

Griffin, a Waterbury-native and 1983 graduate of Crosby High School has been involved in city basketball and sports for many years, both on and off-court. Griffin has worked as an associated editor at espn.com, an editor of various trade publications and as a copy desk editor for the Republican-American newspaper.

Copies of “Hoop History: Fifty Years of High School Basketball in Waterbury (Volume One: 1970-1995)” will be available for purchase and signing. Copies are now available through the publisher’s site, located at www.highburypress.com, as well as through online retailers such as amazon.com and Barnes and Noble (and Barnes and Noble’s Waterbury store). This is a history lesson of Waterbury and its storied high school basketball dominance that you do not want to miss.

The Silas Bronson Library is the public library of the City of Waterbury. Located at 267 Grand Street, the Library is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturdays from Labor Day to the weekend before Memorial Day, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. For more information, please visit www.bronsonlibrary.org.