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Thursday December 9, 2021
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CFCE Of The North Shore - Music & Movement For Kids

Check out our NEW free music and movement video, made especially for Boxford kids ages 3 and under, starring Marybeth Maes! 

Here is the link to view this new December 9 episode: 

https://youtu.be/TMIiF5eRstY

Sponsored by the CFCE

 

 

 

 

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org

Check out our NEW free music and movement video, made especially for Boxford kids ages 3 and under, starring Marybeth Maes! 

Here is the link to view this new December 9 episode: 

https://youtu.be/TMIiF5eRstY

Sponsored by the CFCE

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org

 
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4:00 PM
Mrs. Claus Show For Kids!

Kids of all ages are invited to see Mrs. Claus (actress Carole Finn-Weidman) live, in person at Lincoln Hall (563 Main Street)! Get in the holiday mood with stories, songs, and games! You may sign up for this event on or after November 27. Masks required, per the Board of Health. Space is limited - please register below.

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org

Kids of all ages are invited to see Mrs. Claus (actress Carole Finn-Weidman) live, in person at Lincoln Hall (563 Main Street)! Get in the holiday mood with stories, songs, and games! You may sign up for this event on or after November 27. Masks required, per the Board of Health. Space is limited - please register below.

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
David Baldacci

Virtual Bestselling Author Series: David Baldacci Discusses "Mercy"

Please note that is a virtual program that will take place via Zoom. Registrants will receive a link to access the Zoom Meeting via email.

About the author: David Baldacci is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world's favorite storytellers. His books are published in over forty-five languages and in more than eighty countries, with 150 million copies sold worldwide. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation,a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at DavidBaldacci.com and his foundation at WishYouWellFoundation.org.

About the book: FBI Agent Atlee Pine's harrowing search for her long-lost sister Mercy reaches a boiling point in this breakneck thriller from #1 New York TImes bestselling author David Baldacci. For her entire life, FBI agent Atlee Pine has been searching for her twin sister, Mercy, who was abducted at the age of six and never seen again. Mercy's disappearance left behind a damaged family that later shattered beyond repair when Atlee's parents inexplicably abandoned her. Now, after a perilous investigation that nearly proved fatal, Atlee has finally discovered not only the reason behind her parents' abandonment and Mercy's kidnapping, but also the most promising breakthrough yet: proof that Mercy survived her abduction and then escaped her captors many years ago.

This event is hosted by the Tewksbury Public Library in collaboration with Wellesley Books and many other Massachusetts Public Libraries.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK

 

 

 

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

Virtual Bestselling Author Series: David Baldacci Discusses "Mercy"

Please note that is a virtual program that will take place via Zoom. Registrants will receive a link to access the Zoom Meeting via email.

About the author: David Baldacci is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world's favorite storytellers. His books are published in over forty-five languages and in more than eighty countries, with 150 million copies sold worldwide. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation,a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at DavidBaldacci.com and his foundation at WishYouWellFoundation.org.

About the book: FBI Agent Atlee Pine's harrowing search for her long-lost sister Mercy reaches a boiling point in this breakneck thriller from #1 New York TImes bestselling author David Baldacci. For her entire life, FBI agent Atlee Pine has been searching for her twin sister, Mercy, who was abducted at the age of six and never seen again. Mercy's disappearance left behind a damaged family that later shattered beyond repair when Atlee's parents inexplicably abandoned her. Now, after a perilous investigation that nearly proved fatal, Atlee has finally discovered not only the reason behind her parents' abandonment and Mercy's kidnapping, but also the most promising breakthrough yet: proof that Mercy survived her abduction and then escaped her captors many years ago.

This event is hosted by the Tewksbury Public Library in collaboration with Wellesley Books and many other Massachusetts Public Libraries.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

Friday December 10, 2021
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12:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cookbook Club

Our pick this month is The New Boston Globe Cookbook : more than 200 classic New England recipes, from clam chowder to pumpkin pie / edited by Sheryl Julian.

Please register and let us know which dish you will be bringing. Copies of the cookbook are available at the Circulation Desk.

With The New Boston Globe Cookbook, the beloved Boston Globe Cookbook—which was first published in 1948—comes back to life in all its glory, now also reflecting the flavors of the twenty-first-century city. Revised and updated by Boston Globe food editor Sheryl Julian, who also provides a new introduction, it features full-color photographs and the addition of ethnic recipes, as well as new twists on old New England favorites.

New recipes come from the cooks who have written for The Boston Globe’s food pages for the last decade, while staples from earlier editions still remain; recipe adjustments have been made that reduce fat, leavening agents, and flour. There are also more salads and creative options for cooking with vegetables. Since entertaining today is less formal, you’ll also find dishes you can serve to large gatherings, bring to potlucks, or leave to simmer for guests to help themselves.

Some of the recipes have been adapted from restaurant favorites, and yet others come from cooking teachers and caterers. Here are seafood chowders, baked bean dishes, pastas and sauces, simmered meats and vegetables, and mouthwatering cookie-jar cookies. In the past sixty years, many new immigrant groups have settled in Boston, revitalizing the culinary landscape. Thus, you’ll also find breakfast eggs from a Brazilian cook, Vietnamese pot-fried rice, and Greek spinach pie (spanakopita).

In her introduction, Julian looks back at the history of this renowned title as well as the exciting changes that reflect the way we eat today. “Every time you pick up this book,” she writes, “we hope you’ll find recipes that make you want to head for the kitchen and start cooking. We think the best gatherings are at home, where generations of voices can be heard and you can laugh all you want because there’s no one at the next table. And with every meal, you’ll refill your house with the heady aromas of a time gone by.”
CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
There are many spaces available.

Our pick this month is The New Boston Globe Cookbook : more than 200 classic New England recipes, from clam chowder to pumpkin pie / edited by Sheryl Julian.

Please register and let us know which dish you will be bringing. Copies of the cookbook are available at the Circulation Desk.

With The New Boston Globe Cookbook, the beloved Boston Globe Cookbook—which was first published in 1948—comes back to life in all its glory, now also reflecting the flavors of the twenty-first-century city. Revised and updated by Boston Globe food editor Sheryl Julian, who also provides a new introduction, it features full-color photographs and the addition of ethnic recipes, as well as new twists on old New England favorites.

New recipes come from the cooks who have written for The Boston Globe’s food pages for the last decade, while staples from earlier editions still remain; recipe adjustments have been made that reduce fat, leavening agents, and flour. There are also more salads and creative options for cooking with vegetables. Since entertaining today is less formal, you’ll also find dishes you can serve to large gatherings, bring to potlucks, or leave to simmer for guests to help themselves.

Some of the recipes have been adapted from restaurant favorites, and yet others come from cooking teachers and caterers. Here are seafood chowders, baked bean dishes, pastas and sauces, simmered meats and vegetables, and mouthwatering cookie-jar cookies. In the past sixty years, many new immigrant groups have settled in Boston, revitalizing the culinary landscape. Thus, you’ll also find breakfast eggs from a Brazilian cook, Vietnamese pot-fried rice, and Greek spinach pie (spanakopita).

In her introduction, Julian looks back at the history of this renowned title as well as the exciting changes that reflect the way we eat today. “Every time you pick up this book,” she writes, “we hope you’ll find recipes that make you want to head for the kitchen and start cooking. We think the best gatherings are at home, where generations of voices can be heard and you can laugh all you want because there’s no one at the next table. And with every meal, you’ll refill your house with the heady aromas of a time gone by.”
CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

There are many spaces available.

Monday December 20, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
New Library Hours for 2022

New Library Schedule begins on January 3, 2022

The Library Board of Trustees have voted to change the Library's Hours of Operation. The change in hours goes into effect on Monday, January 3, 2022.
The new schedule is as follows:
Monday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

New Library Schedule begins on January 3, 2022

The Library Board of Trustees have voted to change the Library's Hours of Operation. The change in hours goes into effect on Monday, January 3, 2022.
The new schedule is as follows:
Monday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Tuesday December 21, 2021
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Poetry Circle

Calling all poetry lovers! Everyone is welcome to join our Poetry Circle, which meets the third Tuesday of the month to read and study different poets. For more information, contact Carole Davis at marketupc@verizon.net.
 

CONTACT: Carole Davis  marketupc@verizon.net

Calling all poetry lovers! Everyone is welcome to join our Poetry Circle, which meets the third Tuesday of the month to read and study different poets. For more information, contact Carole Davis at marketupc@verizon.net.
 

CONTACT:
  Carole Davis
  
   marketupc@verizon.net

Monday January 3, 2022
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
New Library Hours for 2022

New Library Schedule begins on January 3, 2022

The Library Board of Trustees have voted to change the Library's Hours of Operation. The change in hours goes into effect on Monday, January 3, 2022.
The new schedule is as follows:
Monday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

New Library Schedule begins on January 3, 2022

The Library Board of Trustees have voted to change the Library's Hours of Operation. The change in hours goes into effect on Monday, January 3, 2022.
The new schedule is as follows:
Monday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Tuesday January 11, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
An American Quilt
“An American Quilt: Unfolding a Story of Family and Slavery” with author Rachel May

The Newburyport Public Library, in collaboration with several other area libraries, is happy to welcome Dr. Rachel May for a presentation of her book, An American Quilt: Unfolding a Story of Family and Slavery. Following the trail left by an unfinished quilt, this illuminating saga examines slavery from the cotton fields of the South to the textile mills of New England– and the humanity behind it.

May’s book explores the far reach of slavery, from New England to the Caribbean, the role it played in the growth of mercantile America, and the bonds between the agrarian south and the industrial north in the antebellum era–all through the discovery of a remarkable quilt. While studying objects in a textile collection, she opened a veritable treasure-trove: a carefully folded, unfinished quilt made of 1830’s-era fabrics, its backing containing fragile, aged papers that mentioned “shuger”, “rum”, and “West Indies”. The quilt top sent May on a journey to piece together the story of the women behind it– both enslaved and free.

May is the author of Quilting with a Modern Slant, a 2014 Library Journal and Amazon.com Best Book of the Year. She is an assistant professor at Northern Michigan University. 

This program is made possible by the collaboration of the following libraries:  Newburyport Public Library, Billerica Public Library, Portsmouth Public Library, Boxford Town Library, Langley-Adams Library in Groveland, Peabody Institute Library in Danvers, Chelmsford Public Library, Saugus Public Library, and Bigelow Free Public Library in Clinton.

Click here to register via Zoom

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  978-887-7323
There are many spaces available.
“An American Quilt: Unfolding a Story of Family and Slavery” with author Rachel May

The Newburyport Public Library, in collaboration with several other area libraries, is happy to welcome Dr. Rachel May for a presentation of her book, An American Quilt: Unfolding a Story of Family and Slavery. Following the trail left by an unfinished quilt, this illuminating saga examines slavery from the cotton fields of the South to the textile mills of New England– and the humanity behind it.

May’s book explores the far reach of slavery, from New England to the Caribbean, the role it played in the growth of mercantile America, and the bonds between the agrarian south and the industrial north in the antebellum era–all through the discovery of a remarkable quilt. While studying objects in a textile collection, she opened a veritable treasure-trove: a carefully folded, unfinished quilt made of 1830’s-era fabrics, its backing containing fragile, aged papers that mentioned “shuger”, “rum”, and “West Indies”. The quilt top sent May on a journey to piece together the story of the women behind it– both enslaved and free.

May is the author of Quilting with a Modern Slant, a 2014 Library Journal and Amazon.com Best Book of the Year. She is an assistant professor at Northern Michigan University. 

This program is made possible by the collaboration of the following libraries:  Newburyport Public Library, Billerica Public Library, Portsmouth Public Library, Boxford Town Library, Langley-Adams Library in Groveland, Peabody Institute Library in Danvers, Chelmsford Public Library, Saugus Public Library, and Bigelow Free Public Library in Clinton.

Click here to register via Zoom

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   978-887-7323

There are many spaces available.

Friday January 14, 2022
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12:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cookbook Club

We'll be starting 2022 off on a healthy note: our January cookbook is The Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100 by Dan Buettner.

Description: "In his debut cookbook, New York Times best-selling author Dan Buettner reveals 100 longevity recipes inspired by the five locations around the world where people live the longest: the blue zones of Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica: Ikaria, Greece; Okinawa, Japan; and Loma Linda, California. Building on decades of research, Buettner serves up plant-forward offerings like Ikarian stew, cornmeal waffles, hearts of palm cevishe, sticky rice, and honey-almond cookies. Innovative and easy to follow, this mouthwatering book is the Blue Zones road map to improve your health, extend your life, and fill your kitchen with joy."

Copies of the cookbook will be available at the Circulation desk one month before the meeting. Please register online at our Event Calendar (www.boxfordlibrary.org) or by calling 978-887-7323. Everyone is welcome to join us!

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
There are many spaces available.

We'll be starting 2022 off on a healthy note: our January cookbook is The Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100 by Dan Buettner.

Description: "In his debut cookbook, New York Times best-selling author Dan Buettner reveals 100 longevity recipes inspired by the five locations around the world where people live the longest: the blue zones of Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica: Ikaria, Greece; Okinawa, Japan; and Loma Linda, California. Building on decades of research, Buettner serves up plant-forward offerings like Ikarian stew, cornmeal waffles, hearts of palm cevishe, sticky rice, and honey-almond cookies. Innovative and easy to follow, this mouthwatering book is the Blue Zones road map to improve your health, extend your life, and fill your kitchen with joy."

Copies of the cookbook will be available at the Circulation desk one month before the meeting. Please register online at our Event Calendar (www.boxfordlibrary.org) or by calling 978-887-7323. Everyone is welcome to join us!

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday January 19, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday Evening Book Discussion

Our pick this month is How Lucky: A Novel, by Will Leitch. Everyone is welcome to join in the discussion! Email Beth Safford at esafford@boxfordlibrary.org for  more information.

"Twenty-six-year-old Daniel sees the girl get into a Camaro but doesn’t realize until later that he has just witnessed a kidnapping. Until then, we learn about him. We learn he has spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a progressive disease that has robbed him of the power of speech and use of his limbs except for his left hand, which he can use to type. He is able to move about, thanks to a motorized wheelchair. Despite all this, he considers himself lucky, and so he is in the people in his life: his lifelong best friend, Travis, and his caregiver, a woman named Marjami. Both are wonderful, caring people and Daniel is pretty wonderful himself, memorably kind. Self-reliant, he lives by himself and doesn’t deserve what is about to happen to him, once the kidnapper, Jonathan, discovers—thanks to Daniel’s careless Reddit post—that Daniel has seen the crime. Has Daniel’s luck run out? It’s rare that a crime novel could be described as lovely but this is a lovely book. Set in Athens, Georgia, the novel is a model of verisimilitude. It is also beautifully written and suspenseful, at the same time being all about goodness and caring without once being sappy or, well, sentimental. And that is a rare feat in fiction." Booklist 

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

Our pick this month is How Lucky: A Novel, by Will Leitch. Everyone is welcome to join in the discussion! Email Beth Safford at esafford@boxfordlibrary.org for  more information.

"Twenty-six-year-old Daniel sees the girl get into a Camaro but doesn’t realize until later that he has just witnessed a kidnapping. Until then, we learn about him. We learn he has spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a progressive disease that has robbed him of the power of speech and use of his limbs except for his left hand, which he can use to type. He is able to move about, thanks to a motorized wheelchair. Despite all this, he considers himself lucky, and so he is in the people in his life: his lifelong best friend, Travis, and his caregiver, a woman named Marjami. Both are wonderful, caring people and Daniel is pretty wonderful himself, memorably kind. Self-reliant, he lives by himself and doesn’t deserve what is about to happen to him, once the kidnapper, Jonathan, discovers—thanks to Daniel’s careless Reddit post—that Daniel has seen the crime. Has Daniel’s luck run out? It’s rare that a crime novel could be described as lovely but this is a lovely book. Set in Athens, Georgia, the novel is a model of verisimilitude. It is also beautifully written and suspenseful, at the same time being all about goodness and caring without once being sappy or, well, sentimental. And that is a rare feat in fiction." Booklist 

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

Thursday January 20, 2022
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lego Club For Kids

Our Lego Club For Kids, in person, for grades K & up.We provide our big collection of legos and a theme to build around, and you do the fun building! (Masks will be worn, and hand sanitizer will be provided.) We will meet in the large meeting room on the ground floor of Town Hall. Space is limited; you may sign up for this event on or after January 6. This month's theme is: Spaceships! 

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

Our Lego Club For Kids, in person, for grades K & up.We provide our big collection of legos and a theme to build around, and you do the fun building! (Masks will be worn, and hand sanitizer will be provided.) We will meet in the large meeting room on the ground floor of Town Hall. Space is limited; you may sign up for this event on or after January 6. This month's theme is: Spaceships! 

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

Wednesday January 26, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wednesday Morning Book Discussion

We will be starting out 2022 with a discussion of two books centered on Ernest Hemingway and his time in Paris with his first wife, Hadley.

The first title is A Moveable Feast, a collection of nonfiction sketches by Hemingway featuring Hadley and their son, Jack, Also included are irreverent portraits of literary luminaries, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ford Maddox Ford, and insightful recollections of Hemingway's own early experiments with his craft....Widely celebrated and debated by critics and readers everywhere ...[it] brillantly evokes the exuberant mood of Paris after World War I and the unbridled creativity and unquenchable enthusiasm that Hemingway himself epitomised.

Our companion book is The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. Chicago: 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness--until she meets Ernest Hemingway. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group--the fabled "Lost Generation"---that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott Fitzerald....Though deeply in love, the Hemingways are ill prepared for the hard-drinking, fast-living, and free-loving life of Jazz Age Paris. As Ernest struggles to find the voice that will earn him a place in history and pours himself into the novel that will become The Sun Also Rises, Hadley strives to hold on to her sense of self as her roles as wife, friend, and muse become more challenging. Eventually they find themselves facing the ultimate crisis of their marriage--a deception that will lead to the unraveling of everything they've fought so hard for.

 

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

We will be starting out 2022 with a discussion of two books centered on Ernest Hemingway and his time in Paris with his first wife, Hadley.

The first title is A Moveable Feast, a collection of nonfiction sketches by Hemingway featuring Hadley and their son, Jack, Also included are irreverent portraits of literary luminaries, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ford Maddox Ford, and insightful recollections of Hemingway's own early experiments with his craft....Widely celebrated and debated by critics and readers everywhere ...[it] brillantly evokes the exuberant mood of Paris after World War I and the unbridled creativity and unquenchable enthusiasm that Hemingway himself epitomised.

Our companion book is The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. Chicago: 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness--until she meets Ernest Hemingway. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group--the fabled "Lost Generation"---that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott Fitzerald....Though deeply in love, the Hemingways are ill prepared for the hard-drinking, fast-living, and free-loving life of Jazz Age Paris. As Ernest struggles to find the voice that will earn him a place in history and pours himself into the novel that will become The Sun Also Rises, Hadley strives to hold on to her sense of self as her roles as wife, friend, and muse become more challenging. Eventually they find themselves facing the ultimate crisis of their marriage--a deception that will lead to the unraveling of everything they've fought so hard for.

 

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

Friday February 11, 2022
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12:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cookbook Club

Our pick for February is Cook with Me: 150 Recipes for the Home Cook by Alex Guarnaschelli.

Many of us know Guarnaschelli from her appearances on the Food Network, where she is either dazzling with her own skills or egging on competitors. The downside to being a famous chef, though, is making dishes that are accessible for those of us at home, using our own kitchen equipment. Her latest after The Home Cook is subtitled "150 recipes for the home cook"—and that is exactly what readers will get. The book covers all the usual areas: appetizers, soups, entrées, desserts, drinks, even breakfast, but the focus is primarily on main dishes such as roasted chicken pot pie, chickpea and celery salad, and orange pound cake. Similar to her previous books, the meals feature an Italian influence, but there is plenty of comfort food too. Beautiful, vivid photographs will help home chefs visualize each meal. Recipes are well laid out and organized; none are too "chefy," and each comes with a nice headnote providing context about the origins of the dish.

Copies of the cookbook will be available at the Circulation desk one month before the meeting. Please register online at our Event Calendar (www.boxfordlibrary.org) or by calling 978-887-7323. Everyone is welcome to join us!

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

Our pick for February is Cook with Me: 150 Recipes for the Home Cook by Alex Guarnaschelli.

Many of us know Guarnaschelli from her appearances on the Food Network, where she is either dazzling with her own skills or egging on competitors. The downside to being a famous chef, though, is making dishes that are accessible for those of us at home, using our own kitchen equipment. Her latest after The Home Cook is subtitled "150 recipes for the home cook"—and that is exactly what readers will get. The book covers all the usual areas: appetizers, soups, entrées, desserts, drinks, even breakfast, but the focus is primarily on main dishes such as roasted chicken pot pie, chickpea and celery salad, and orange pound cake. Similar to her previous books, the meals feature an Italian influence, but there is plenty of comfort food too. Beautiful, vivid photographs will help home chefs visualize each meal. Recipes are well laid out and organized; none are too "chefy," and each comes with a nice headnote providing context about the origins of the dish.

Copies of the cookbook will be available at the Circulation desk one month before the meeting. Please register online at our Event Calendar (www.boxfordlibrary.org) or by calling 978-887-7323. Everyone is welcome to join us!

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

Wednesday February 16, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday Evening Book Discussion

Our pick this month is City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert. Everyone is welcome to join the discussion! E-mail Beth Safford at esafford@boxfordlibrary.org for more information.

Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love. In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves - and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest. Now eighty-nine years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life - and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it. "At some point in a woman's life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time," she muses. "After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is." Written with a powerful wisdom about human desire and connection, City of Girls is a love story like no other.

 

 

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

Our pick this month is City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert. Everyone is welcome to join the discussion! E-mail Beth Safford at esafford@boxfordlibrary.org for more information.

Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love. In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves - and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest. Now eighty-nine years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life - and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it. "At some point in a woman's life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time," she muses. "After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is." Written with a powerful wisdom about human desire and connection, City of Girls is a love story like no other.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org


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