Upcoming Programs

 

Thursday, September 3 @ 7:00 pm - Author Bernard CornwellWaterloo-The-History-200x307

New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell will be at the Eldredge Public Library to talk about his most recent book, Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles. This book is the definitive, illustrated history of one of the greatest battles ever fought—a riveting nonfiction chronicle published to commemorate the two-hundredth anniversary of Napoleon's last stand.

On June 18, 1815, the armies of France, Britain, and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days, the French army had beaten the Prussians at Ligny and fought the British to a standstill at Quatre-Bras. The Allies were in retreat. The little village north of where they turned to fight the French army was called Waterloo. The blood-soaked battle to which the town gave its name would become a landmark in European history.

In his first work of nonfiction, Bernard Cornwell combines his storytelling skills with a meticulously researched history to give a riveting chronicle of every dramatic moment—from Napoleon's daring escape from Elba to the smoke and gore of the three battlefields and their aftermath. Through quotes from the letters and diaries of Emperor Napoleon, the Duke of Wellington, and the ordinary officers and soldiers, Cornwell brings to life how it actually felt to fight those famous battles—as well as the moments of amazing bravery on both sides that left the outcome hanging in the balance until the bitter end.

Published to coincide with the battle's bicentennial in 2015, Waterloo is a tense and gripping story of heroism and tragedy—and of the final battle that determined the fate of nineteenth-century Europe.

The Friends of the Eldredge Public Library have planned a Learning Series course and a fall concert that also have a Napoleon connection. Joe Marchio, the leader of the Chatham Chorale, will be leading a three-session Learning Series course exploring Beethoven’s life and music. Finally, the Friends will be sponsoring a fund-raising concert of Beethoven’s work at St. Christopher’s Church in early November. The performers will include Haskell Thomson, a world-renowned organist and pianist; David Russell, the Director of Chamber Music at Wellesley College, who will be playing the violoncello; and Dan Flonta, who has performed extensively on the violin throughout Europe and North America.

Tuesday, September 15 @ 7:00 pm - Lung Cancer Screeningviscomi

Dr. Salvatore G. Viscomi, Chairman of the Department of Radiology at the CCH Division of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, will be at the Library to talk about lung cancer and the new CT imaging screening available for people who are in the high risk population. Lung cancer, the most frequent cause of cancer death in this country and around the world, continues to be an important public health epidemic. The American Cancer Society projects that by the end of this year alone, there will have been 224,000 new cases of lung cancer diagnosed in the U.S. and 159,000 Americans will have died from the disease.

Most cases of lung cancer are attributed to smoking. The most important thing that people can do to reduce their risk of developing lung cancer is either to never start smoking or quit smoking. For current or former long-term smokers, lung cancer screening should be a priority. Research has shown that new screening guidelines for the use of low-dose computed tomography (CT) significantly reduce the number of deaths from lung cancer by improving early detection.

Cape Cod Hospital is now offering state-of-the art lung cancer screening with latest generation low-dose CT scanners and imaging reviewed by highly-trained radiologists. Dr. Viscomi is a clinical radiologist, instructor, and researcher at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He is an internationally recognized clinical expert in all modalities of radiological imaging, advising physicians of all specialities on diagnoses, staging and treatment.

 

Thursday, September 24, 6:00-8:00 pm - Voices of Poetry

Eldredge Public Library is proud to host a fall evening of poetry & music. This Voices of Poetry event will feature poetry read by a quartet of distinguished poets: Kathleen Aguero, Melanie Braverman, Gloria Mindock and Annie Pluto. To complement these excellent poets, music will be provided by the very talented singer/songwriter Kathleen Healy. This event is free and open to the public. For inquiries about this & future Voices of Poetry events, please contact Neil Silberblatt at voicesofpoet@gmail.com.

Poets:
k agueroKathleen Aguero’s has written several poetry collections, has co-edited three volumes of multi-cultural literature for the University of Georgia Press and is consulting poetry editor of Solstice Literary Magazine. She teaches at the low-residency M.F.A. program in Creative Writing at Pine Manor College and in Changing Lives through Literature, an alternative sentencing program.Melanie Braverman

Melanie Braverman is the author of the novel East Justice and the poetry collection Red. Her work has appeared in publications such as Poetry, The American Poetry Review, and The New York Times Sunday Magazine. Former Writer in Residence at Brandeis University, she currently serves as Cultural Director for the Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod.

Gloria Mindock is founding editor of Cervena Barva Press; editor of the Istanbul Literary Review (Turkey); and oneg mindock of the USA editors for Levure Litteraire (France). Her work has appeared in numerous magazines & journals in the U.S. and abroad, including River Styx, Phoebe, Poet Lore, Ibbetson, Thrice, Thunderclap and in the anthology Hildagards Daughters (Belgium).

Annie Pluto 2Anne Elezabeth Pluto is an alumnus of Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA, and a former member of the Small Press Alliance of Boston and editor of Oak Square Magazine. She is now Professor of Theatre and Literature at Lesley University, where she also serves as Artistic Director of the Oxford Street Players, which she co-founded with Lisa Risely in 1991.

Musician:k healy
Kathleen Healy hosts weekly open mic nights at local venues and has established a monthly singer/songwriter circle. She has appeared both as a solo performer and as a member of a folk quartet. Her latest CD entitled Spark was released in June 2014.

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Saturday, October 3 @ 2:00 pm - Pre-Colonial History of Cape Cod

Join professional archaeologist and Cape Cod Museum of Natural History volunteer Daniel Zoto for a presentation on the Pre-Colonial history of Cape Cod. Dan will discuss what archaeology is and the ways it can teach us about the past. He will focus on over 10,000 years of local land use by Native Americans and touch on some of Cape Cod's famous archaeological excavations including the program at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. October is Massachusetts Archaeology Month - Come celebrate the past!

 

Ebook Classes

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Wednesdays, June 10 @ 1:00 pm, July 15 @ 1:00 pm, August 12 @ 1:00 pm

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.

Kindle Fire Ebook Demo

Wednesdays, June 10 @ 11: 30 am, July 15 @ 11:30 am, August 12 @ 11:30 am

Reference Librarian Amy Andreasson will present instructions for downloading free library ebooks to your Kindle Fire and tips for searching the Clams digital library site. Bring your questions regarding your Kindle Fire, 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 10 @ 10:30 am, July 15 @ 10:30 am, August 12 @ 10:30 am

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.