Category Archives: Adult Programs

Human Trafficking Awareness

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 at 7:00 pm

humantraffickingLearn more about the ongoing tragedy of human trafficking with a program by Joan Barry. Ms. Barry, a human trafficking awareness speaker, will focus on the disturbing reality of sex-trafficking of American-born girls and boys, clarify the myths and misconceptions surrounding this serious and growing problem, and suggest what can be done to help. She is a board member of My Life My Choice, a Boston-based non-profit organization offering mentoring to survivors of sex trafficking as well as training to law enforcement, judiciary, and social service providers

To sign up for this program, call 781-769-0200, x110 or 222, email norprograms@minlib.net, or stop by the library Reference or Information Desk.

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ArtMatters: Winslow Homer

Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Winslow_Homer_004The Friends of the Library are pleased to welcome back Beth Knaus of ArtMatters  for an up-close look at the work of Winslow Homer, one of America’s most beloved and influential painters. Homer got his start by illustrating scenes from the Civil War for Harper’s Magazine, documenting post-war rural Americana and later dramatically exploring man’s relationship to nature.

To sign up for this program, presented and funded by the Friends, call 781-769-0200, x110 or 222, email norprograms@minlib.net, or stop by the library Reference or Information Desk.

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Senior Center Book Club

Monday, January 25th at 10:00 am

ClaraAndMrTiffanyOutreach librarian, Nancy Ling, hosts a book discussion each month at the Senior Center. Our next meeting will be on January 25th, at 10 am. (Normally we meet on the third Monday of each month, but the dates are different this January and February because of Martin Luther King and President’s Day). Our book for January is Clara and Mr. Tiffany, a novel by Susan Vreeland. According to the starred review from Booklist: “There’s no excuse for any reader of high-quality literary fiction to let this novel pass by.” Come discover the story of the woman who created the famed Tiffany glass lamps! Clara!

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Dr. Gary Hylander: American Presidency, Part I

Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 7:00-8:30 pm
This program is FULL.

americanpresidencyPart1Join popular historian Dr. Gary Hylander for the first of four presentations on the presidency during the upcoming election year: “Hail to the Chief: the Creation of the American Presidency.” The Constitutional Convention of 1787 was, in the words of Connecticut governor Samuel Huntington, a “new event” in human history. In the midst of this new event, nothing was newer than the creation of the office of the President and the Electoral College. Unanimously elected the nation’s first president, George Washington was well aware of his unique position. “I walk,” he wrote, “on untrodden ground.”

To sign up for this program, funded by the Friends of the Library, call 781-769-0200 x110, email norprograms@minlib.net, or visit the Reference or Information Desks.

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