Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Our next book will be “Jacob’s Folly” by Rebecca Miller. Part historical fiction and part modern magical realism, this highly unique novel promises to be an imaginative and saucy read. Copies of the book are available at the Reference Desk. Pick up a copy, read it, and join us on 5/24 @ 7:30 pm!
Titles on Tap is a social book group for readers in their 20s and 30s and for the young at heart. We go in for stories that are shaken, not stirred, and we don’t mind taking our love of lit outside the library walls. Titles on Tap meets once a month in the left-hand bar of Napper Tandy’s to eat, drink, be merry, and discuss the latest reading selection. Visit our website and follow us @titlesontap to learn more.
Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Kevin 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 email@example.com, call 781-769-0200, x110, or visit the Reference or Information desks in the library.
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Former 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, call 781-769-0200 x110, or visit the Reference or Information desk.