Alan Parker Film Series: “Angela’s Ashes”

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 at 6:30 pm

angelas_ashesCelebrate the movies of director Alan Parker! This series concludes with the 1999 film “Angela’s Ashes,” rated R, 2 hours 25 minutes, starring Emily Watson and Robert Carlyle.

This film series is being shown in anticipation of a talk given by Alan Parker expert, David Gonthier, hosted by the Friends of the Library. Regal Bellingham Cinemas generously provides the popcorn. To sign up, please email norprograms@minlib.net, call 781-769-0200 x110 or 222, or visit the Reference or Information Desk.

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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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