Discovering New England Stone Walls

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 at 6:30 pm

KevinGardnerKevin Gardner will present on the history, technique, stylistic development, and aesthetics of New England’s iconic stone walls. He will explain how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time, and their significance to the famous New England landscape. There will be a generous question-and-answer period, during which listeners are encouraged to bring up specific problems or projects on their own properties. Kevin Gardner has been a stone wall builder for more than forty years, is the author of The Granite Kiss, copies of which will be available for purchase. During the presentation, Kevin will occupy himself building a miniature stone wall in front of the audience.

To sign up for this unique program, please email, call 781-769-0200, x110, or visit the Reference or Information desks in the library.

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An Evening with our First Ladies

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 at 7:00 pm

FirstLadiesFormer history teacher Robert Jackson will give a presentation on our country’s First Ladies, and how their roles changed dramatically over the course of history. Our early First Ladies had little to distinguish themselves. By contrast, many later and contemporary First Ladies, before becoming the wives of presidents, had already achieved recognition in their own right. The cultural liberation of women affected the differences in character and in their current roles in the White House.

To sign up for this program, please email, call 781-769-0200 x110, or visit the Reference or Information desk.

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Saturday Drop-in Technology Assistance

computerFirst Saturday of every month, 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

While patrons are always welcome to drop by the Reference Desk to get basic technology assistance or make a weekday appointment with the Technology Librarian (click here for more information), we are very fortunate to have Chris, our technology expert, volunteer to help troubleshoot tech problems and teach computer skills the first Saturday of every month from 9-11 AM.

Signing up in advance is encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome. Please bring your own device if possible.

For further questions or to sign up, contact MML Technology Librarian Alli Palmgren at 781-769-0200 x122 or email her at

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Playwrights’ Reading Room: “La Llorona”

Monday, June 6th, 2016 at 7:00 pm

masksCecelia Raker of Playwrights’ Reading Room (PRR) will present her original play, “La Llorona.” When three girls from very different worlds get thrown together on a school project about a local urban legend, they don’t bargain for a murderess ghost to start messing with their lives. La Llorona, with her irreverent, haunting advice, seems intent on steering them away from her fate. Or is she luring them to a watery demise?

To sign up for this dramatic event, written, directed, and read by PRR, please call 781-769-0200, x110 or 222, email, or stop by the library Reference or Information Desk.

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