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Fireside Reads at the Library – January 12, 2012

Thursday, January 12th at 10 am and 7:30 pm

Mark your calendars to join us for our eleventh year of Fireside Reads with Beth Goldman and Margot Sullivan in an entertaining book review session in the Simoni Room. Beth and Margot will each review ten to twelve books from a variety of genres – fiction, non-fiction, whatever strikes them as interesting to readers. Refreshments will be served. No registration is necessary.  If you have any questions, please call the library at (781) 769-0200.

Fireside Reads is funded by the Friends of the Library.

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Influenza and Inequality – A Book Talk

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010 – 7:30 PM
Patricia Fanning, Norwood native, historian, library trustee and associate professor of sociology at Bridgewater State University, will talk about her latest book, which offers a dramatic account of the deadly spread of influenza through Norwood, MA.

One of the worst medical disasters in human history, the influenza epidemic of 1918 claimed nearly 30 million lives worldwide in less than a year, including more than 500,000 in the United States. In this book, Dr. Fanning examines the sociological, psychological and political dimensions of the epidemic and brings to life this terrible period of history by tracing its path through the town of Norwood.

Professor Fanning is the author of several books, including “Through an Uncommon Lens: the Life and Photography of F. Holland Day”. Autographed copies of her new book will be available for purchase after the presentation. Please sign up at the library information desk or call 781-769-0200 x 222. The library is accessible to people with disabilities.

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