Reserve Best Sellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in January and February 2016

Reserve Best Sellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in January and February 2016

2016 January PrepubDownload or view January Fiction and January Non-Fiction. Click on the links for the complete list with titles (in blue) linked to the Minuteman Library catalog. You may also pick up a complete list in the library and ask librarians to request them for you.

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Playwright’s Reading Room: “Skin and Bones”

Saturday, February 6th, 2016, at 2:00-3:30 pm

masksThe local theatre group “Playwrights Reading Room” (PRR) will perform a series of three original plays at the library. The first play, “Skin and Bones,” written by Laura Neill, is about a volunteer usher in her sixties named Katharine and a forty-something bouncer named Marly. While the two have seemingly little in common, both are concealing secrets that demand to be told. When their small talk doesn’t line up, and unexpected honesty arises between them.

The next play in the series, on Saturday, April 30th, is “Chat Rats” by Mary Sue Price. The final play, to be performed on Saturday, June 11th, will be announced shortly. To sign up for any or all of these performances – written, directed, and acted by members of PRR – please call 781-769-0200 x110 or 222, email norprograms@minlib.net, or stop by the Reference or Information Desk.

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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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