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Saturday January 17, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 2:00 PM Books & Authors Series: Lizzie Stark Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Barrett   847-8720 x115

Lizzie StarkLizzie Stark will be guest of the NPL Books and Authors Series as she discusses her book: Pandora's DNA: Tracing the Breast Cancer Genes Through History,Science, and One Family Tree.

Would you remove healthy breasts and ovaries if you thought it might save your life?  Not a theoretical question for Journalist Stark who grappled with the legacy of cancer built into her family DNA. Pandora's DNA is a book that explains how the BRCA mutation has robbed most of her female relatives of their breasts, ovaries, peace of mind and life itself.

Lizzie holds an MS in Journalism from the Columbia Univ. Graduate School of Journalism and a MA in writing from Emerson College. She is founder and edits the literary journal Fringe and lives in Boston.

    Location: Stride Room
Saturday January 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM Books & Authors Series: Nicholas Dawidoff Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend

Join us for a discussion with Nicholas Dawidoff, author of Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football. Dawidoff will talk about his experiences observing and reporting on the 2011 New York Jets.  Given virtually unfettered access to Jets players and management, Dawidoff’s book provides an insider’s look at a top NFL team. The event is free and open to the public.  

Contact: Mary Barrett   847-8720 x115

    Location: Stride Room
Thursday January 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_pirate_flag.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Talk with Gloria Merchant Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Amaral   847-8720 x208

Pirates of Colonial NewportAuthor Merchant will be discussing her book on Thursday, January 29 at 7:00 p.m.

In Pirates of Colonial Newport, Gloria Merchant delves into the fascinating history of Newport's pirates from Thomas Tew and Captain Kidd's buried treasure to the largest mass hanging of pirates in the colonies at Gravelly Point.

Free and open to the public. No registration is required.

    Location: Program Room
Saturday February 28, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 2:00 PM Books & Authors Series: Barbara Krauthamer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Barrett   847-8720 x115

Barbara KrauthamerBarbara Krauthamer returns to the library to discuss her new book, Black Slaves, Indian Masters: Slavery, Emanicipation, and Citizenship in the Native American South.

Barbara is Assistant Professor of History and Graduate Program Director at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. She was at our library one year ago with her book, Envisioning Emancipation, composed of 150 historical photographs of enslaved and free African-Americans from the 1850s to the 1930s.

Barbara holds an MA from Washington University - St. Louis and a Ph.D. from Princeton University. She has taught at Stanford, Yale, and the University of Texas. She is married and lives with her family in Amherst.

    Location: Program Room
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