Spanning a baseball fan's life, this memoir explores hero worship, coming of age and obsession.
Jazz musicians Larry Newcomb and Joe Tranchina will perform jazz pieces illustrating the fundamental parameters and techniques of American jazz.
Successful staging is key to selling your home quickly and for the best price. Join home stager Karen Plaisted as she shares professional insights and tried-and-true home staging solutions.
From Raggedy Ann to GI Joe, Barbie to teddy bears, dolls shape our thinking about the body, gender, race and class. Dolls influence our memory and understanding of childhood. Symbols of perfection, they both comfort and terrify. Join us for readings that will take you back to your experiences. Ten poets will read their poems and discuss the dolls that inspired them.
Be a part of our doll display in March! Share a favorite doll from your childhood. Contact Kathleen Georgalas at 986-1047, ext. 5.
Meet local artist Stefan Dykstra. Stefan works in both abstract concepts and folk-art landscapes. His abstracts are a study in color and form, with underpinnings in science fiction and architecture. His landscapes are influenced by his love of waterside villages from past travels and memories of childhood. Stefan works with acrylic paint on plywood.
Join Carole as she reads from her new book and talks about making a late-in-life decision to volunteer in the developing world with her husband. Hear about her experiences in Uganda, Ghana, Namibia and more. The tales are surprising, engaging, funny and inspirational!
The Namesake takes the Ganguli family from their tradition-bound life in Calcutta through their fraught transformation into Americans. On the heels of their arranged wedding, Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli settle together in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An engineer by training, Ashoke adapts far less warily than his wife, who resists all things American and pines for her family. When their son is born, the task of naming him betrays the vexed results of bringing old ways to the new world.
Miles Franklin began the candid, passionate, and contrary My Brilliant Career when she was only sixteen, intending it to be the Australian answer to Jane Eyre. But the book she produced-a thinly veiled autobiographical novel about a young girl hungering for life and love in the outback-so scandalized her country upon its appearance in 1901 that she insisted it not be published again until ten years after her death.
Books are available at the library; new members always welcome.