Paul Pratt Memorial Library

Cohasset, Massachusetts

Tuesday September 25, 2018
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Drop-in Tech Help
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Wednesday September 26, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Library Book Group

Join us for coffee and discussion of the book American Pastoral by Philip Roth. All are welcome. 

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Join us for coffee and discussion of the book American Pastoral by Philip Roth. All are welcome. 

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Thursday September 27, 2018
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Author Visit - Skip Desjardin

September 1918 bookAuthor Skip Desjardin will give a talk about his book September 1918: War, Plague, and the World Series. A book signing will follow the event.

September 1918: War, Plague, and the World Series is the unimaginable story of that late summer month, in which a division of Massachusetts militia volunteers led the first unified American fighting force into battle in France, turning the tide of World War I. Meanwhile the world’s deadliest pandemic—the Spanish Flu—erupted in Boston and its suburbs, bringing death on a terrifying scale. At precisely the same time, in a baseball season cut short on the homefront and amidst the surrounding ravages of death, a young pitcher named Babe Ruth rallied the Boston Red Sox, to a World Series victory—the last World Series victory the Sox would see for 86 years.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

September 1918 bookAuthor Skip Desjardin will give a talk about his book September 1918: War, Plague, and the World Series. A book signing will follow the event.

September 1918: War, Plague, and the World Series is the unimaginable story of that late summer month, in which a division of Massachusetts militia volunteers led the first unified American fighting force into battle in France, turning the tide of World War I. Meanwhile the world’s deadliest pandemic—the Spanish Flu—erupted in Boston and its suburbs, bringing death on a terrifying scale. At precisely the same time, in a baseball season cut short on the homefront and amidst the surrounding ravages of death, a young pitcher named Babe Ruth rallied the Boston Red Sox, to a World Series victory—the last World Series victory the Sox would see for 86 years.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Friday October 5, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday Films at the Library

Enjoy a free, matinee film at the library. Contact the library for film information. Free admission.

Snacks provided by The Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:  Gayle Walsh  781-383-1348  
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Enjoy a free, matinee film at the library. Contact the library for film information. Free admission.

Snacks provided by The Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Gayle Walsh
  781.383.1348
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Sunday October 14, 2018
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
SOUL SESSIONS - A TRANSFORMATIVE STORYTELLING WORKSHOP

Join Gina James for a three part workshop: “Crafting your Personal Narrative.” 

 
You’ll attend two Sunday sessions (October 14 & 21) that combine elements of active workshop, performance, and story dissection. Once completed, the learnings will culminate in a friends and family performance on Sunday, October 28th where participants will showcase their stories. Participants who attend this training will leave the completed workshop with a custom story, the fundamentals to share it, and a deeper understanding of the power of personal narrative through performance.Gina James manages development and operations at the Public Radio Exchange in Cambridge; she teaches at Grub Street, and she is both a MOTH Story Slam winner and has produced over 100 MOTH shows.

Gina James manages development and operations at the Public Radio Exchange in Cambridge; she teaches at Grub Street, and she is both a MOTH Story Slam winner and has produced over 100 MOTH shows.

To sign up for the workshops or request further information, email Jackie Rafferty at jrafferty@ocln.org  or phone Jackie at 781-383-1348 X6. Participants are limited to 10, so commit now to reserve a spot.


This MOTH-inspired program is generously funded by The Friends of the Cohasset Library.
CONTACT:  Gina James    
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Join Gina James for a three part workshop: “Crafting your Personal Narrative.” 

 
You’ll attend two Sunday sessions (October 14 & 21) that combine elements of active workshop, performance, and story dissection. Once completed, the learnings will culminate in a friends and family performance on Sunday, October 28th where participants will showcase their stories. Participants who attend this training will leave the completed workshop with a custom story, the fundamentals to share it, and a deeper understanding of the power of personal narrative through performance.Gina James manages development and operations at the Public Radio Exchange in Cambridge; she teaches at Grub Street, and she is both a MOTH Story Slam winner and has produced over 100 MOTH shows.

Gina James manages development and operations at the Public Radio Exchange in Cambridge; she teaches at Grub Street, and she is both a MOTH Story Slam winner and has produced over 100 MOTH shows.

To sign up for the workshops or request further information, email Jackie Rafferty at jrafferty@ocln.org  or phone Jackie at 781-383-1348 X6. Participants are limited to 10, so commit now to reserve a spot.


This MOTH-inspired program is generously funded by The Friends of the Cohasset Library.
CONTACT:
  Gina James
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Sunday October 21, 2018
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
MOTH Inspired: A Storytelling Performance Workshop II
CONTACT:  Gina James    
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Sunday October 28, 2018
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
MOTH Inspired Storytelling Performance

Participants of the Soul Sessions Storytelling Workshops will give a performance of their work to the public at the library. 

 

CONTACT:  Gina James    
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Participants of the Soul Sessions Storytelling Workshops will give a performance of their work to the public at the library. 

 

CONTACT:
  Gina James
  
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Wednesday October 31, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Library Book Group

Join us for coffee and discussion. All are welcome. Call the reference librarian for the title of the book.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Join us for coffee and discussion. All are welcome. Call the reference librarian for the title of the book.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Friday November 2, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday Films at the Library

Enjoy a free, matinee film at the library. Contact the library for film information. Free admission.

Snacks provided by The Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:  Gayle Walsh  781-383-1348  
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Enjoy a free, matinee film at the library. Contact the library for film information. Free admission.

Snacks provided by The Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Gayle Walsh
  781.383.1348
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Sunday November 4, 2018
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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday Author Talks - Martin Puchner

Author Martin Puchner will give a talk about his book "The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, and Civilization"

The Written World examines the powerful ways in which literature has shaped civilization. Through sixteen foundational texts selected from more than four thousand years of world literature, Puchner reveals how the transmission of oral storytelling and writing has inspired philosophical and political ideas, led to the birth of religious beliefs, and played a major role in the rise and fall of empires and nations. Martin Puchner is the Byron and Anita Wien Professor of Drama and of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University. His prize-winning books range from philosophy to the arts, and his bestselling Norton Anthology of World Literature and his HarvardX online courses have reached audiences in 160 countries.

A book signing will follow the event.

Sponsored by Dean and Hamilton Realtors and Goodale Insurance.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Author Martin Puchner will give a talk about his book "The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, and Civilization"

The Written World examines the powerful ways in which literature has shaped civilization. Through sixteen foundational texts selected from more than four thousand years of world literature, Puchner reveals how the transmission of oral storytelling and writing has inspired philosophical and political ideas, led to the birth of religious beliefs, and played a major role in the rise and fall of empires and nations. Martin Puchner is the Byron and Anita Wien Professor of Drama and of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University. His prize-winning books range from philosophy to the arts, and his bestselling Norton Anthology of World Literature and his HarvardX online courses have reached audiences in 160 countries.

A book signing will follow the event.

Sponsored by Dean and Hamilton Realtors and Goodale Insurance.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Thursday November 8, 2018
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Prevent Identity Theft

The Better Business Bureau's Identity Theft program will cover the major tactics identity thieves use to steal and manipulate our personal information. Learn the necessary precautionary steps we should take to prevent ourselves from falling victim. Free.

 
CONTACT:  Amy Schram  774-245-8498  aschram@boston.bbb.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

The Better Business Bureau's Identity Theft program will cover the major tactics identity thieves use to steal and manipulate our personal information. Learn the necessary precautionary steps we should take to prevent ourselves from falling victim. Free.

 
CONTACT:
  Amy Schram
  774.245.8498
  aschram@boston.bbb.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Sunday November 18, 2018
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
John Kovach - Classical Guitar

Enjoy a musical Sunday at the library with classical guitarist John Kovach.

John Kovach is a New York based guitarist and composer. He has performed extensively in multiple styles of guitar playing and began his professional musical career principally as a vocalist as well as a studio session guitarist for recording sessions. At his October 2017 Carnegie Hall debut concert, Mr. Kovach performed to an enthusiastic, sold-out capacity audience. His Cohasset performance will include classical guitar works by Bach, Scarlatti, Sor, Albeniz, Granados, Tarrega and others.
 

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Enjoy a musical Sunday at the library with classical guitarist John Kovach.

John Kovach is a New York based guitarist and composer. He has performed extensively in multiple styles of guitar playing and began his professional musical career principally as a vocalist as well as a studio session guitarist for recording sessions. At his October 2017 Carnegie Hall debut concert, Mr. Kovach performed to an enthusiastic, sold-out capacity audience. His Cohasset performance will include classical guitar works by Bach, Scarlatti, Sor, Albeniz, Granados, Tarrega and others.
 

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Wednesday November 28, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Library Book Group

Join us for coffee and discussion. All are welcome. Call the reference librarian for the title of the book.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Join us for coffee and discussion. All are welcome. Call the reference librarian for the title of the book.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Sunday December 2, 2018
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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday Author Talks - Steven Hatch

Author Steven Hatch will give a talk about his book "Inferno: A Doctor's Ebola Story".

Hatch, whose work in Liberia was featured in The New York Times, 60 Minutes, CNN with Anderson Cooper, chronicles the devastation inflicted upon Liberia by the deadly Ebola virus.  Inferno reveals how the Ebola outbreak exacerbated nativist anxieties that were exploited for political gain in the United States and around the world, and demonstrates how generations of inequality has left Liberia vulnerable to crisis. Dr.  Hatch is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, specializing in infectious disease and immunology.

A book signing and reception will follow the event.
Sponsored by Dean and Hamilton Realtors and Goodale Insurance.
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Author Steven Hatch will give a talk about his book "Inferno: A Doctor's Ebola Story".

Hatch, whose work in Liberia was featured in The New York Times, 60 Minutes, CNN with Anderson Cooper, chronicles the devastation inflicted upon Liberia by the deadly Ebola virus.  Inferno reveals how the Ebola outbreak exacerbated nativist anxieties that were exploited for political gain in the United States and around the world, and demonstrates how generations of inequality has left Liberia vulnerable to crisis. Dr.  Hatch is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, specializing in infectious disease and immunology.

A book signing and reception will follow the event.
Sponsored by Dean and Hamilton Realtors and Goodale Insurance.
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Friday December 7, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday Films at the Library

Enjoy a free, matinee film at the library. Contact the library for film information. Free admission.

Snacks provided by The Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:  Gayle Walsh  781-383-1348  
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Enjoy a free, matinee film at the library. Contact the library for film information. Free admission.

Snacks provided by The Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Gayle Walsh
  781.383.1348
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Wednesday December 19, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Library Book Group

Join us for coffee and discussion. All are welcome. Call the reference librarian for the title of the book.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Join us for coffee and discussion. All are welcome. Call the reference librarian for the title of the book.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Sunday January 6, 2019
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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday Author Talks - Lawrence Millman

Author Lawrence Millman will give a talk about his book "At the End of the World: A True Story of Murder in the Arctic".

At the End of the World recounts the little-known tale of a horrific series of murders in Canada's remote Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay in 1941 when a meteor shower led to intense religious fervor.  Millman’s investigation examines how “God” and “Jesus,” along with others, began to see signs of “Satan” among their neighbors and ended up committing or ordering multiple murders of those they deemed to be possessed by the devil. Lawrence Millman is the author of more than a dozen books and his articles have appeared in National Geographic, Outside, Smithsonian, Atlantic Monthly, and Sports Illustrated.

A book signing and reception will follow the event.
Sponsored by Dean and Hamilton Realtors and Goodale Insurance.
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Author Lawrence Millman will give a talk about his book "At the End of the World: A True Story of Murder in the Arctic".

At the End of the World recounts the little-known tale of a horrific series of murders in Canada's remote Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay in 1941 when a meteor shower led to intense religious fervor.  Millman’s investigation examines how “God” and “Jesus,” along with others, began to see signs of “Satan” among their neighbors and ended up committing or ordering multiple murders of those they deemed to be possessed by the devil. Lawrence Millman is the author of more than a dozen books and his articles have appeared in National Geographic, Outside, Smithsonian, Atlantic Monthly, and Sports Illustrated.

A book signing and reception will follow the event.
Sponsored by Dean and Hamilton Realtors and Goodale Insurance.
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Sunday January 13, 2019
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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday Author Talks - Dr. Maggie Arnold

Dr. Margaret Arnold will give a talk about her book "The Magdalene in the Reformation".

Mary Magdalene has been a controversial figure since the beginning of Christianity, the woman who witnessed Jesus' death and resurrection. In the sixteenth century, during the Reformation, women used her example to argue for their own right to preach and teach publicly. But she had long been talked about as a prostitute; what would that mean for the debate over women's place in the modern church?

Reverend Maggie Arnold is the Rector of Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Cohasset. She has her PhD in Religious Studies from Boston University and was awarded the 2017 Duke Divinity Innovation Grant for the development of Episcopal curriculum material. She has written about faith and women’s lives in the work of Jane Austen and L. M. Montgomery for the literary website sarahemsley.com.

A book signing and reception will follow the event.

Sponsored by Dean and Hamilton Realtors and Goodale Insurance.

 
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Dr. Margaret Arnold will give a talk about her book "The Magdalene in the Reformation".

Mary Magdalene has been a controversial figure since the beginning of Christianity, the woman who witnessed Jesus' death and resurrection. In the sixteenth century, during the Reformation, women used her example to argue for their own right to preach and teach publicly. But she had long been talked about as a prostitute; what would that mean for the debate over women's place in the modern church?

Reverend Maggie Arnold is the Rector of Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Cohasset. She has her PhD in Religious Studies from Boston University and was awarded the 2017 Duke Divinity Innovation Grant for the development of Episcopal curriculum material. She has written about faith and women’s lives in the work of Jane Austen and L. M. Montgomery for the literary website sarahemsley.com.

A book signing and reception will follow the event.

Sponsored by Dean and Hamilton Realtors and Goodale Insurance.

 
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Sunday February 10, 2019
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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday Author Talks - Olivia Kate Cerrone

Author Olivia Kate Cerrone will give a talk about her book "The Hunger Saint".

The Hunger Saint illuminates the plight of child laborers in Sicily’s sulfur mines through the story of twelve-year-old Ntoni. Olivia Kate Cerrone's Pushcart Prize-nominated fiction won the Jack Dyer Prize from the Crab Orchard Review. She's received various literary honors, including residencies at Ragdale, the VCCA, and the Hambidge Center, where she was awarded a Distinguished Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Cerrone teaches writing at Suffolk University and Grub Street.  Most recently she was awarded a writing residency at the Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers.

A book signing and reception will follow the event.
Sponsored by Dean and Hamilton Realtors and Goodale Insurance.
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Author Olivia Kate Cerrone will give a talk about her book "The Hunger Saint".

The Hunger Saint illuminates the plight of child laborers in Sicily’s sulfur mines through the story of twelve-year-old Ntoni. Olivia Kate Cerrone's Pushcart Prize-nominated fiction won the Jack Dyer Prize from the Crab Orchard Review. She's received various literary honors, including residencies at Ragdale, the VCCA, and the Hambidge Center, where she was awarded a Distinguished Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Cerrone teaches writing at Suffolk University and Grub Street.  Most recently she was awarded a writing residency at the Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers.

A book signing and reception will follow the event.
Sponsored by Dean and Hamilton Realtors and Goodale Insurance.
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Sunday March 3, 2019
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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday Author Talks - Jessica Shattuck

Author Jessica Shattuck will give a talk about her book "The Women in the Castle".

Set at the end of World War II in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, The Women in the Castle is the story of three widows in Nazi Germany whose lives and fates become intertwined.  The widow of a resister murdered in the failed July 20, 1944 plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler forms a plan to find and protect fellow resistance widows.  A best-selling New York Times author, Shattuck’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Glamour, Mother Jones, and Wired.

A book signing and reception will follow the event.

Sponsored by Dean and Hamilton Realtors and Goodale Insurance.

 
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Author Jessica Shattuck will give a talk about her book "The Women in the Castle".

Set at the end of World War II in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, The Women in the Castle is the story of three widows in Nazi Germany whose lives and fates become intertwined.  The widow of a resister murdered in the failed July 20, 1944 plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler forms a plan to find and protect fellow resistance widows.  A best-selling New York Times author, Shattuck’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Glamour, Mother Jones, and Wired.

A book signing and reception will follow the event.

Sponsored by Dean and Hamilton Realtors and Goodale Insurance.

 
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Sunday April 7, 2019
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4:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Sunday Author Talk - Krysten Hill

Writer and poet Krysten Hill will help us celebrate National Poetry Month with readings from her book of poems.

Krysten Hill calls on and sometimes calls out Sylvia Plath, Audre Lorde, and Zora Neale Hurston to help her navigate the complicated landscape of selfhood.  She confronts us with the dangerous reality of the lives of black women, who may “go missing” because “they knew if they didn’t leave, they’d kill / what they couldn’t afford to nurture” or go missing in another way when they hear a writing workshop leader ask “Is there any way / you can write this poem/ from his perspective?”

Hill is an educator, writer, and performer who has showcased her poetry on stage at The Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Blacksmith House, Cantab Lounge, Merrimack College, U35 Reading Series, and many others. She received her MFA in poetry from UMass Boston where she currently teaches.  She is the recipient of the 2016 St Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award

A book signing and reception will follow the event.
Sponsored by Dean and Hamilton Realtors and Goodale Insurance.
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Writer and poet Krysten Hill will help us celebrate National Poetry Month with readings from her book of poems.

Krysten Hill calls on and sometimes calls out Sylvia Plath, Audre Lorde, and Zora Neale Hurston to help her navigate the complicated landscape of selfhood.  She confronts us with the dangerous reality of the lives of black women, who may “go missing” because “they knew if they didn’t leave, they’d kill / what they couldn’t afford to nurture” or go missing in another way when they hear a writing workshop leader ask “Is there any way / you can write this poem/ from his perspective?”

Hill is an educator, writer, and performer who has showcased her poetry on stage at The Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Blacksmith House, Cantab Lounge, Merrimack College, U35 Reading Series, and many others. She received her MFA in poetry from UMass Boston where she currently teaches.  She is the recipient of the 2016 St Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award

A book signing and reception will follow the event.
Sponsored by Dean and Hamilton Realtors and Goodale Insurance.
LOCATION: Meeting Room


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