Titles on Tap: “Jacob’s Folly”

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 7:30 pm

jacobsfollyOur 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 TOT_matthe 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.

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Director’s First Annual Author Visit: Jacquelyn Mitchard

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 at 7:00 pm

jacquelyn_mitchardJoin local author Jacquelyn Mitchard whose first book, “Deep End of the Ocean,” was Oprah’s first book club novel. Her latest novel, due out this spring, is “Two if by Sea.” To sign up for the  Director’s First Annual Author visit, funded by the Friends and the library Endowment fund, please call 781-769-0200, x110 or 222, email norprograms@minlib.net, or stop by the library Reference or Information Desk.

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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 norprograms@minlib.net, 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 norprograms@minlib.net, call 781-769-0200 x110, or visit the Reference or Information desk.

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