On Thursday, Sep. 9, at 7:00 p.m., the Friends of the Lyme Public Library will offer author and historian Jerry Roberts discussing his book, “The British Raid on Essex,” in a presentation that recreates one of the most destructive maritime acts in Connect history. To register for the program and receive a Zoom invitation, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org. For more information, visit www.lymepl.org.