"THE NEW NORMAL NEW ENGLAND ROAD TRIP" with Ted Reinstein, Monday, March 22, 7:00 PM
During a challenging time when most people are limiting their travel, this talk takes folks along on a rollicking ride around New England—all in just one hour, and all from the comfort of their own home.
Author of three books about New England and longtime "Chronicle" reporter Ted Reinstein is your tour guide as you go from Maine to Rhode Island, Mt. Washington to Mt. Mansfield, and Berkshire foliage to Fenway Park.
But Ted's 20-plus years of reporting and telling stories from all over New England means this is not your average bus tour. Prepare to meet colorful characters who've done the darndest things, learn odd facts about familiar places, and of course—this being a Ted talk—expect to visit at least a few fabulous classic diners. (Spoiler alert: Ted reveals where to find THE best clam chowdah in America—and it's right here in New England!)
Ted will take Questions following the talk. To register, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtfu6rrzojGNAw2rYlGDcUpDOvIvJJPlIJ .
Franklin Public Library Book Club, Tuesday, March 23, 7:00 PM
The book for discussion is The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern.
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway--a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love--a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.
True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.
Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.
To reserve a copy of the book or for more information, please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at firstname.lastname@example.org . To register, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsf-yrrDIuGNZUG2MU5BiraLtGa3dGaFib
Women in Music Series: Folk, Americana, and Blues presented by Kirsten Thien, Wednesday, March 24, 7:00 PM
A fun and informative live music program about the impact of women on music in America. From their musical contributions to their struggle for equal pay and recognition, Kirsten starts with the early innovators and pioneers, working up to contemporary stars of today and sharing some of her personal journey as a professional touring and recording musician. Part concert, part history, part folklore, Kirsten is accompanied by Eric Boyd on bass and guitar for this one hour program.
To register, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvcuyuqjwtG9ZJ7gb35sHllXcdFlwmjDfk .