Dear Brother: The Life and Letters of Benjamin Franklin’s Sister - with Jill Lepore
In honor of Lexington's 300th anniversary, Jill Lepore will speak on Benjamin Franklin's sister, who shares a birth year with our town and was a lively correspondent during the Revolution. Jill Lepore is a professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at the New Yorker. She is the prize-winning author of many enthralling books on American history from colonial times to the present, including The Mansion of Happiness (2012).
This special event is part of the Cary Lecture Series. Free tickets have been mailed to all Lexington households. Additional tickets, if needed, are available at Cary Memorial Library and the Town Office Building.
Saturday, March 2 at 8:00 p.m.
at Cary Hall - 1605 Massachusetts Ave (next to the police station)
Professor Lepore's most recent book, The Story of America: Essays on Origins, is this year's Lexington Reads Community Book.
Copies of The Story of America will be available for sale and signing at the Cary Lecture.
This Land is Your Land
with Singer-Songwriter Roger Tincknell
Cary Library invites the whole family to join accomplished musician, singer, and song writer Roger Tincknell on a multicultural musical trip from colonial America to today. Interactive from start to finish, this program is designed to engage audiences as well as entertain them!
Join us as Roger takes you on a journey around the United States and through time…he'll have you tapping the beat, clapping along, and maybe even singing and dancing!
Roger Tincknell is an accomplished musician, singer and song-writer, who has been performing for children and adults throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe for over 30 years. Known for his warmth, humor, and irresistible enthusiasm, Roger is a two-time Parents Choice Award-winning recording artist with numerous CDs for children and adults.
Roger’s concerts include a wide variety of instruments, such as guitar, banjo, mandolin, bouzouki, harmonica and ukulele. His repertoire ranges from love songs to ballads to fiddle tunes, country and swing songs, blues, and even show stopping yodeling! Interactive from start to finish, this program is designed to engage audiences as well as entertain them! Join us as he takes you on a journey around the United States and through time…he’ll have you tapping the beat, clapping along, and maybe even singing and dancing!
Saturday, March 9 at 2:00 p.m. - in the Large Meeting Room
Rick's Rules of History
with Historian and Author Rick Beyer
"History happens in the present, on the fly, under deadline, in the heat of anger, and sometimes by accident. It's not set in stone before it happens, and it didn't have to happen the way it did. Some of my favorite history stories are about pivotal moments where things could have turned out very differently."
Learn more about Rick's Rules of History! Lexington resident Rick Beyer is a best-selling author, an award winning documentary producer, and a long-time history enthusiast. With a take on history that is both humorous and illuminating, he has appeared on CNN, the Discovery Channel, and National Public Radio.
Join us for a fun and fascinating evening… featuring more of Rick’s Rules and stories from history!
Thursday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. - in the Large Meeting Room
Book Lovers' Brunch
presented by the Friends of Cary Memorial Library
Join members of the Friends of the Library as they host this annual event! The Book Lovers Brunch will provide an opportunity for attendees to participate in lots of "book talk" while enjoying a delicious brunch!
This year's special guest will be Professor Jill Lepore, author of the Story of America: Essays on Origins, the featured book for Lexington Reads 2013. Jill Lepore is a professor of American History at Harvard University, and is Chair of the History and Literature Program. She is also a staff writer for the New Yorker and has published eight books. Her writing has been described as "wise, witty, wide in scope and deep in spirit."
Library copies of The Story of America may be reserved online or by calling 781-862-6288 ext 250. Copies of The Story of America will also be available for sale and signing at the event.
Attendance is limited. Advance Registration required. Registration begins Monday, March 18, at 9:00 a.m. Sign up online; by phone (781‐862‐6288 ext 250); or in person at the Reference Desk.
Saturday, April 6 at 10:00 a.m. - in the Large Meeting Room
What's the Story?
Every photo tells a story --- or maybe many stories! The library staff will provide a selection of photos featuring Lexington people and places, and will give you the first line of your story. You create the "rest of the story." Have fun and express your originality and imagination! Look for the "What’s Your Story?" display near the Circulation Desk. Let’s see what we can create together!
Lexington Reads 2013 is generously underwritten by the Cary Memorial Library Foundation.
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