One Book, Tri-Town

Join your friends and neighbors in the Tri-Town area in reading B. A. Shapiro’s novel The Muralist, and attending the author’s talk and signing on Sunday, May 19 at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library, 7 Barstow Street, Mattapoisett.  Copies of the book are available at all three libraries.

Leading up to the author’s visit, there will be a series of programs, concerts, and lectures covering the themes in the book.  Register at the Events Calendar, or at any of the three libraries.  All programs at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library unless otherwise noted.

  • Sunday, March 10, 2:00 PM, author Susan Quinn will discuss her book Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair that Shaped a First Lady.
  • Sunday, March 17, 2:00 PM. Sing-Along: Folk Songs of the 1039’s.  Sing along to songs collected by WPA musicians, or written by Woody Guthrie and other musicians of the time.  Lyric sheets will be provided.
  • Wednesday, March 20, 6:30 PM. Film: Pollock.  This Academy award-winning 200 biographical film about the life of artist stars Ed Harris, Marcia Gay Harden, and Jennifer Connelly.
  • Sunday, April 7, 2:00 PM, Hoyt Hall, Tabor Academy.  Pianist Leslie Amper in Concert: “Where the Arts Meet: The Federal Music Project”, a multimedia presentation.  Part of the Purrington Lectures Series sponsored by the Mattapoisett Library Trust.
  • Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 PM, Plumb Memorial Library, 17 Constitution Way, Rochester. “Spectacular Size: The Panorama on Show”, a talk given by Kate Tarleton, textile conservator of the Purrington Panorama.  Sponsored by the Rochester Cultural Council.
  • Make a Shoebox Crankie, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, Wednesday, April 17, Plumb Memorial Library; 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, Friday, April 19, Mattapoisett Library; 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Thursday, May 2, Elizabeth Taber Library, Marion. Kids ages 5 and up can make a moving panorama in a shoe box.  All materials will be provided.  Register at your local library.
  • Saturday, May 4, 3:00 PM.  “An Afternoon with Eleanor Roosevelt”.  Join author and historian Carol Cohen for this look into the life of Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 PM. Film Artists at Work: A Film on the New Deal Art Projects.  This film chronicles the New Deal effort to bring “art to the millions” through the country’s first comprehensive art program.  The Artists Union and related political activities are explored as are the destruction of art produced under this program.  Narrated by Morgan Freeman.  Introduction by local history professor Anne Kirschmann.
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