Sylvia True talks about her second novel, Where Madness Lies, a story about hope and redemption, about what we pass on, both genetically and culturally. It is about the high price of repression, and how one woman, who lost nearly everything, must be willing to reveal the failures of the past in order to save future generations. With chilling echoes of our time, The novel is based on a true story of the author’s own family.
Tina Kanter, Sommelier of Happy Being Clean, presents this virtual wine Master Class! We will learn more about the amazing, delicious world of sparkling wines, including what makes them all so different, and why some bottles are so expensive! From Tina’s unique perspective, find out about exceptional sparkling wines to select for any and every celebration, and how to best pair, serve and store them. Originally presented on Thursday, February 11, 2021.
This entry in our Master Class series is a book reading with author and Stonehill College adjunct professor, Kerri Mullen. Ms. Mullen, a former resident of Easton, recently published a children's picture book featuring a gender non-conforming character. Eli’s New Clothes was inspired by raising her transgender son and the belief that every child should have the opportunity to relate to a literary character. Originally presented on Thursday, December 3, 2020.
School and business closings, social distancing, no vaccine, and the biggest impact felt by the poorest citizens? Sound familiar? It's America in 1918 as the country confronts the Spanish Influenza that would eventually kill over 600,000 in America.
Debra Britt tells the history of the National Black Doll Museum, a rare non-profit institution established in 2004. As one of the founders of this one-of-a-kind institution, she presents and discusses her experiences, describes the Museum's unique collection, and explain the development of exhibitions. She also provides insight into her unique educational and community outreach programs, funding challenges, and her commitment to the communities she serves.
Easton's very own Nora Yousif walks us through our rapidly changing and turbulent financial landscape to understand social security and medicare.
Tina Kanter, Sommelier of Happy Being Clean, speaks with the Ames Free Library in a virtual wine Master Class focusing on Fall and Winter wines. Learn about exceptional wines to select for whatever the holiday season may bring, and how to best pair them.
Originally presented on Thursday, November 19, 2020.
Community Forum is hosted by Priscilla Almquist-Olsen. This episode features Ames Free Library Executive Director Uma Hiremath.
What is invisible about you? What stories are untold about you and others? What stories are missing from our culture? What would happen if we tried to make them visible? Why might it be important to try and tell these stories?