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Author's Friday - Paul Harding

Friday, April 27 at 2:00 pm

Paul Harding arrives to delight our audience. The former rock drummer's debut novel Tinkers won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Tinkers patiently traces the meandering memory of a dying clockmaker. Harding moves through time with Proustian grace. No detail is too small for him to stop the narrative clock and stare. Meticulous description does not propel a plot (as anyone who reads Virginia Woolf well understands), but the heart of Harding's book lies in this consistently lovely deluge of detail. His dogged specificity never flags, and in the end it is this passionate attention to detail that makes "Tinkers" a riveting and perhaps enduring read.

[Text courtesy of http://moreintelligentlife.com/blog/alexander-benaim/qa-paul-harding-author-pulitzer-prize-winner]

AARP Driver Safety Program

Saturday, April 21 from 10:00 - 2:30

Spring is here! What better time to sharpen your driving skills for road trips in the nice weather? If you are age 50 or older, come and participate in this classroom course. You’ll learn about accident prevention, new car innovations, new rules of the road, and how to respond to road rage. No tests! A certificate given at the end of the course may help you get a discount on your auto insurance. Space is limited, so register ASAP! There is a small materials fee, which must be paid at time of registration to secure a spot. The cost for attending is $14 for non-AARP members and $12 for AARP members, (AARP members: please bring your AARP membership cards with you when paying.) Cash or checks made out to AARP accepted. Please bring a paper bag lunch.

Vernal Pools

Saturday, April 14 at 11:00 am

Springtime brings vernal pools to the Northeast. Vernal pools are depressions in the landscape that seasonally fill with water. They team with life. Ian Ives, Director of Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, talks to our audience about the vernal pools scattered around Cape Cod. His presentation explores a variety of secretive animals that dwell in these spaces and tells their amazing stories. Come and learn about the creatures that slither, leap, and crawl!

First Wednesday Classic Film Series


Wednesday, April 4th, at 2:00 pm

Citizen Kane (1940) has been voted the greatest film of all time by many critics, and features Orson Welles in his first starting role. Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance, “Rosebud”.