A lecture series on the roles of four prominent women in establishing America's independence as a republic is planned in September and October at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library.

The four-part series -- "Revolution to Republic: Four Women and the Birth of America" -- is planned on four Monday evenings, beginning Sept. 10.

The talks will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the branch library, 1147 Fairfield Woods Road. Subsequent lectures are scheduled Sept. 24, Oct. 1 and Oct. 15.

The lectures will cover the roles of Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Mercy Otis Warren and Dolley Madison in establishing American independence and the birth of the republic.

Mona Garcia, a reference librarian who previously taught college courses in European history, will conduct the lectures.

The lectures are free, but advance registration is required due to the limited space.

To register or for more information, call 203-255-7308 or visit www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org.