Dr. Roger Denk will be here to talk about the evolution of secrecy in the US, from the Continental Congress, through the World Wars and the Cold War. He will detail some infamous spies since WWII, including Aldrich Ames, John Walker and Edward Snowden. A timely and fascinating topic about why our government keeps secrets, and why some people are intent on exposing them.
Dr. Denk worked for the U.S. Department of Defense for over 30 years. His last government assignment was Director of the Defense Personnel Security Center in Monterey CA, where he led a staff of 30 Psychologists and Psychiatrists in the underpinnings of why people commit espionage. During that time he was a member of the Moynihan Commission, which studied government secrecy and its impacts. After leaving government service Roger worked at the Arcadia Institute in Alexandra, VA and was a professor of Intelligence and Security at the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies. Most recently, Roger was an independent consultant for Adams Security Management Group where he applied real world solutions to complex security problems for a diverse group of government and industry clients. Roger Denk earned his Ph.D. in Government from Georgetown University.
Jacquelin Mendels Birn has written a moving story of her family's remarkable survival in France during the Nazi occupation in WWII. Her book is full of details and pictures of her family history before, during and after the war. Jacqueline, born in Paris in 1935, survived the war with her family in Vichy France. She then went on to train at the Conservatoire de Musique de Paris, pursuing the cello and obtained a degree in organic Chemistry. She married Richard Birn in 1958. Mr. Birn became a US diplomat in the US Foreign Service and the couple and their two children lived all over the world. After returning to Washington DC in 1978, Jacqueline became a French language and cultural center instructor at the Foreign Service Institute of the Department of State and principal cello of the McLean Symphony Orchestra. Since her retirement in 2007 she devotes much of her time to Holocaust education.
Roger Denk will be here to talk about his most recent book (available late Spring 2014), Scatteree. Scatteree continues the saga of Andy Read, whom we met in Stepping Stones (2007) and Skunk's Neck (2012). It is now the 1980's; Andy thinks he is retired, living in Chatham. His brush with enemies from the past, including the KGB, propels him once again into international intrigue. Complicating things for Andy and his growing family are long buried secrets, many of which are uncovered in this fast-paced thriller. Many readers will identify with the Cape Cod setting and the characters with whom Andy comes in contact.
Join the fun when our favorite dance instructor Brett Outchcunis leads us in learning some of the more popular line dances on the party and wedding circuit. Be ready for a good time, some healthy exercise, and a lot of laughs! No experience necessary! Bring the whole family - All ages can participate. Free! Come as you are!
Mariann Tadmor will be here to talk about her fifth book - She Went to Paris. Walk with Mariann in Paris of the 1920s in the footsteps of some of the great writers of the era. Visit the cafes where Hemingway wrote, and take a peek at the courtyard apartment where James Joyce edited Ulysses. Stop by Gertrude Stein's home in rue de Fleurus. Have a drink on the terrace of the Deux Magots. Learn how Mariann was inspired to write She Went to Paris and let her tell you something about the process of writing a novel.
Meet Eleanor Roosevelt, Wife, Mother and First Lady, 1905-1945. Performer Elena Dodd will bring a personal visit from Mrs. Roosevelt during the years of her marriage, ending with Franklin's death in 1945. During this time, Mrs. Roosevelt had a growing involvement in politics, social issues and the media and she gradually emerged as an independent force in both her private and public life. Ms. Dodd will present a frank and humorous view of her extraordinary adventures. This will be a 50 minutes performance with time after for questions and discussion. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Eldredge Public Library.
Wednesday: May 7 @ 10:30 am, June 4 @ 2:00 pm, July 2 @ 10:15 am, July 16 @ 1:00 pm
Reference Librarian Amy Andreasson will present instructions for downloading 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.
Reference Librarian Amy Andreasson will present instructions for downloading 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.
Wednesday: May 14 @ 3:30 pm, June 4 @ 3:30 pm, July 2 @ 12:30 pm, July 16 @ 3:30pm
Reference Librarian Amy Andreasson will present instructions for downloading 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.