Presented by New Boston resident Jennifer Wilson
Exhibit in the front lobby.
Book Party and Dessert
Thursday, January 16 at 7 PM
“There There” by Tommy Orange Fierce, angry, funny, heartbreaking—Tommy Orange’s first novel is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen, and it introduces a brilliant new author at the start of a major career. There There is a relentlessly paced multi-generational story about violence and recovery, memory and identity, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people. It tells the story of twelve characters, each of whom have private reasons for traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow. Here is a voice we have never heard—a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with stunning urgency and force. Tommy Orange writes of the urban Native American, the Native American in the city, in a stunning novel that grapples with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and profound spirituality, and with a plague of addiction, abuse, and suicide. An unforgettable debut. (Goodreads) Books available at the circulation desk.
Monday, January 28 at 6:30 PM
Food Magazines from the Library Collection
Chef’s choice. This month we will use the magazine subscriptions to the library to provide our recipes for our meal. Each member will choose the magazine, their recipe and will provide a critic of the magazine. 2017 back issues will be available beginning the week of December 17, 2018 for patrons.
Wednesday, February 6 at 10:00 AM
Second Friday Foreign Film Series
Friday, February 8 at 7 PM
Celebrate Black History Month with Harriet Tubman of the Underground Railroad
Saturday, February 9 at 10:30 AM
A living history, multi-media program for Middle Schooler’s, High School Students and Adults.
Harriet Tubman performed by Carolyn Wilson. Free and open to the public.
Dessert and Book Party
Wednesday, February 13 at 7 PM
“Washington Black” by Esi Edugyan
George Washington Black – Wash to one and all – is an enslaved 11-year-old who lives and toils on a Barbados sugar plantation. When the plantation master’s brother visits, he “borrows” Wash as ballast for a hot-air balloon he has constructed, but he also becomes Wash’s mentor and protector. Something happens that forces the two to flee in the balloon, first to the United States, then to the Article Circle; Wash eventually travels the globe. As he grows into a talented naturalist, he learns that freedom is not a one-time thing and that there are many ways to be enslaved – by fear, by anger, even by love. Edugyan’s prose mesmerizes.
Books available at the front desk. All are welcome.
Dan Szczesny: Adventures atop Mount Washington
Wednesday, February 20 at 7 PM
Dan will share his adventures atop Mt. Washington and excerpts from his book, “The White Mountain: Rediscovering Mount Washington’s Hidden Culture”.
From the vaulted heights of New England’s highest peak, Dan spent a year exploring the very heart of the White Mountains. But Mt. Washington—home of the world’s worst weather—is more than just a Rock Pile, it’s the cultural and natural soul of climbers and tourists from around the world. From car races to bird watching, from bikes to motorcycles, from the railroad to the stars to a centuries old observatory, Mt. Washington speaks to the adventurer in all of us. In The White Mountain, Dan turned his veteran journalist’s eye toward participating in and exploring the culture, characters and color of this remarkable place. Free and open to the public.
Monday, February 25 at 6:30 PM
The Soul of a New Cuisine: A Discovery of the Foods and Flavors of Africa
by Marcus Samuelsson
Do you like to Cook, Bake, and EAT scrumptious delights? If so, join us for a lovely meal prepared by your fellow chefs. Each participant will prepare a recipe exactly as it is prepared in the cookbook. Cookbooks and Sign up for the recipe you wish to prepare will be available at the adult events table or call Rennie at 487-3391. This month’s menu will feature African cuisine.
Thursday, February 28 at 7 PM
A Wings of the Dawn- Wildlife Rehabilitation and Bird Sanctuary Educational presentation by Heather Alexander, a New Boston resident. Visiting birds include a Barred owl, Great Horned owl, & Red-Tailed hawk. This program is Free and open to all.