Upcoming Programs

April 27 - June 31 - The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape by photographer Mark Chester

Meet the Photographer on Thursday, June 22 @ 7:00 pm

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Endorsed by the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape - Photographs of New Americans is an exhibit of inspirational portraits, presented by professional photographer Mark Chester.  The photos on display at the Eldredge Public Library represent a portion of the traveling exhibit of over 450 naturalized U.S. citizens who hail from 189 of the 195 countries and territories around the globe and are now residents of the Commonwealth.  Chester's powerful photographs create a visual archive that celebrates the broad diversity of Massachusetts citizens. The Mark Chester Diversity Project will be on display in the Forgeron Room at the Eldredge Public Library from April 27 – June 31.  There will be a reception on June 22 at 7:00 pm to meet photographer Mark Chester.maria truro portugal

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Tuesday, June 13 @ 3:00 pm - The Friends of the Eldredge Public Library Annual Meeting with Guest Speaker Emily Rooneyemily rooney

The Friends of the Eldredge Public Library Annual Meeting will feature distinguished WGBH journalist and news anchor Emily Rooney, who will present "The Intersection of the Press and Politics."  Ms. Rooney is currently the host of the weekly program Beat the Press.  From 1997 to 2014 she was the host and executive editor of Greater Boston.  She also hosted the Emily Rooney Show on WGBH radio.  Before coming to WGBH, Ms. Rooney was director of political coverage and special events at Fox Network in New York from 1994-1997, and before that, she was executive producer of World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, ABC's nightly news program.

Our speaker comes from a distinguished family with deep roots in journalism, and her talk promises to be enlightening and entertaining.  Following Ms. Rooney's talk, the meeting will shift to the business of the Friends.  All FEPL members and non-membes are invited to this special event.

Tuesday, June 13 @ 7:00 pm - Chatham at the Time of the Great War with John WhelanChatham_Naval_Air_Station

In recognition of the anniversary of WWI and as part of Historic Chatham's History Weekend (June 16-18), John Whelan will be at the Library to talk about Chatham at the Time of the Great War.  He will focus on what Chatham was like during WWI and on the mood of the USA upon entering the war.  He will include the Chatham Naval Air Station in Chathamport and the U-boat attack in Orleans in 1918.  John will feature some of the popular music of the day and in particular, music about the war effort.  For more activities during History Weekend, please visit the Historic Chatham website  www.historic-chatham.org.

 

Friday, June 16 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Finding the History of Your Home

As part of History Weekend, Don Edge will be at the Library to help you research the history of your home using the Historic Property Survey forms.  Homes or buildings that are over 100 years old are eligible for an historic house plaque.  This project is endorsed by the Chatham Historical Commission.  historic house sign

The Historic Property Surveys, created by the Chatham Historical Commission and the Town of Chatham, are a great resource.  They cover many, but not all of the properties in Chatham.  You can access the surveys online at http://mhc-macris.net, the Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System (MACRIS).  This online system allows you to search the Massachusetts Historical Commission database for information on historic properties and areas in the Commonwealth.   The hard copy of the property surveys can be accessed at the Eldredge Public Library.   Please visit Historic Chatham website  www.historic-chatham.org for a list of all History Weekend activities.

 

Monday, June 26 @ 7:00 pm - An Uneasy Nation of Immigrants with Daniel dan tichenorTichenor

Although the United States is a nation built upon immigration, the subject has been a source of contentious debate since the founding generation. This talk will help shed light on the practical and philosophical origins of these differences over immigrant admissions and rights, and encourage audience members to reflect on several important policy dilemmas.

Speaker Daniel Tichenor is the Philip H. Knight Chair of Political Science and Director of the Program on Democratic Engagement and Governance of the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics at the University of Oregon. He has published six books and more than fifty refereed journal articles and chapters on immigration politics and policy, the American presidency, national security and civil liberties and the influence of interest groups and social movements on representative government. He wrote Dividing Lines: The Politics of Immigration Control and his most recent book, Rallying Force: Presidents, Social Movements and the Transformation of American Politics, with Sidney Milkis.

Thursday, June 29 @ 7:00 pm - Author Sally Cabot Gunningmonticello

Sally Cabot Gunning, author of the ‘Satucket Novels’ and Benjamin Franklin’s Bastard, returns with a masterful new work of literary historical fiction. Monticello: A Daughter and her Father is a timely exploration of the relationship between Martha Jefferson Randolph, one of the most highly educated American women of her day, and her father, the third president of the United States Thomas Jefferson.

It is a fictional exploration of the fledgling era of the nation, providing an insightful glimpse into the politics and family life of the Jeffersons. First daughters hold a unique and fascinating position of visibility and influence, and in Monticello, Gunning skillfully reveals the historical legacy of their rarefied status—not without tremendous pressure and responsibility. Renowned as an attractive and intelligent young woman, Martha Jefferson proved an invaluable asset to her widowed father, who relied upon her to help run the family estate at Monticello and serve as hostess and advisor when he assumed the presidency.

Ebook Classes

Kindle Reader Ebook Demopaperwhite

Wednesdays  June 7,  August 2 @ 10:15, Sept 6 @ 10:15

Reference Librarian Amy Andreasson will present instructions for downloading free library ebooks to your Kindle and tips for searching the Clams digital library site. Bring your questions regarding your Kindle, or call Amy for an individual appointment (508-945-5170) if you need additional or extended help. Registration is required. Register online or call the library at 508-945-5170.

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Wednesdays  June 7, August 2 @ 11:15, Sept 6 @ 11:15

Reference Librarian Amy Andreasson will present instructions for downloading free library ebooks to your iPad and tips for searching the Clams digital library site. Bring your questions regarding your iPad, or call Amy for an individual appointment (508-945-5170) if you need additional or extended help. Registration is required. Register online or call the library at 508-945-5170.