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Duxbury Free Library
77 Alden Street
Duxbury, Massachusetts 02332
781-934-2721

Sunday Salon Series

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2016-2017

Sunday Salon Series returns on November 6! The Library will be open on Sundays beginning November 6 through April 2. Hours of operation are 1-5 PM. On most of these afternoons, free entertainment and programming abounds in the Merry Room. Westwinds Bookshop partners with the Library for all book events! All programs begin at 2:00 PM. Here's just a sampling of what you will enjoy this season. Refreshments always provided. Program attendance requires registration which opens two weeks prior to the event. Visit duxburyfreelibrary.org/events. Click on the hand to register, or call 934-2721, 5655.


 

Presentation
Owls of the World - Who's Watching You?

November 6, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Merry Room, Duxbury Free Library

 

Everyone loves owls! Yet, how often do you get to see an owl up close? Perhaps you've glimpsed the shadowy form of a Great-horned Owl in the beam of your headlights as you traveled a back road at night. Have you ever scanned a frozen saltmarsh or hayfield in winter, hoping to find that arctic hunter, the Snowy Owl? Maybe you've seen one at the beach? Join teacher/naturalist Marcia Wilson and author/photographer/naturalist Mark Wilson in sharing their passion for owls! This is a perfect program for the entire family and a chance to see owls up close.

Registration is required and can be done via the online calender.  The icon will appear on at October 23 at 10:00 am.


Author
Jacquelyn Mitchard   

Sunday, November 13 , 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Merry Room, Duxbury Free Library

 

Famed author Jacquelyn Mitchard will present her newest work, Two If By Sea. Though many of us know Mitchard for her blockbuster Oprah selection, The Deep End of the Ocean, the author has written over a dozen novels including books for young adults and children. Ms. Mitchard is an engaging speaker who will enchant the entire audience. Expect a little humor too! Mark your calendars. This event will fill up fast!

Registration is required and can be done via the online calender.  The icon will appear on October 29 at 1:00 pm.


Film
Saints and Strangers

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Merry Room, Duxbury Free Library

 

Join noted Pilgrim historian and author James W. Baker for a showing of an acclaimed movie by National Geographic that follows the Pilgrims during their harrowing voyage aboard the Mayflower through the hardships of settling in Plimoth, Massachusetts, and the first Thanksgiving. Baker will lead a question-and-answer session following part one of 3 the movie. Former director of research and senior historian at Plimoth Plantation and curator at Alden House Historic Site, Baker is also the author of several books about the Pilgrims. Part two of the movie will be available for library loan. Program is co-sponsored with the Alden House Historic Site.


Registration is required and can be done via the online calender.  The icon will appear on November 6 at 1:00 pm.

Author
Sally Cabot Gunning

Sunday, Noveber 27, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Merry Room, Duxbury Free Library

 

Sally Cabot Gunning, author of the ‘Satucket Novels' and Benjamin Franklin's Bastard, returns with a masterful new work of literary historical fiction. MONTICELLO: A Daughter and her Father is a timely exploration of the relationship between Martha Jefferson Randolph, one of the most highly educated American women of her day, and her father, the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. In the past year, the musical “Hamilton” has swept Broadway and beyond, giving rise to an increased interest in the lives of the founding fathers and their families. First daughters hold a unique and fascinating position of visibility and influence. There is no doubt that every seat will be taken for this event.

Registration is required and can be done via the online calender.  The icon will appear on  November 13 at 1:00 pm.


Artist
Andrew Kusmin  

Sunday, December 11 , 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Merry Room, Duxbury Free Library

Andrew Kusmin, award winning watercolorist, beloved teacher and gallery owner, has recently produced another masterpiece, only this time it is in print! Andrew describes it like this: “To turn their efforts into art, all painters must first and foremost discover "why" to paint.” Palette of Dreams is an artful story of one man's journey to answer that primal question and help others find and follow their own artistic paths. Join us for an afternoon of art, memoir, humor, stories, and his beautiful book A Palette of Dreams!

Registration is required and can be done via the online calender.  The icon will appear on November 26 at 2:00 pm.


Music
A Classical Guitar Holiday Concert with John Muratore 

Sunday, December 18, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Merry Room, Duxbury Free Library

 

Gifted classical guitarist John Muratore returns! John performs regularly as a solo recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. The Boston Globe has described him as a fleet fingered performer who creates a “kind of aural iridescence.” Not to be missed! Last time he performed, every seat was taken

Registration is required and can be done via the online calender.  The icon will appear on December 4 at 1 pm.


Author
Margot Livesey

Sunday, January 8, 2017 @ 2:00 PM
Merry Room, Duxbury Free Library

 

Award-winning author Margot Livesey returns to the Duxbury Free Library to present her 8th novel, Mercury. Some of you may remember Margot from when she visited to present The Flight of Gemma Hardy. In her newest work, a magnificent horse sets off a chain of deceit and crime. The New York Times-bestselling author delivers her most gripping nocel yet -- at once a tense psychological drama and a taut emotional thriller -- about love, obsession, and the deceits that pull a family apart. Readers, be sure to register for this event!

Registration is required and can be done via the online calender.  The icon will appear on December 24 at 1 pm.


Presentation
Then & Now: History of Jails

Sunday, January 15 , 2017 @ 2:00 PM
Merry Room, Duxbury Free Library

 

Take a trip back in time to the old days of Plymouth County Corrections! Learn about the history of county jails, some of the more infamous inmates, and the story of the Plymouth County Sheriff's Department. This Power Point presentation by Deputy Liisa Budge-Johnson is 45 minutes in length.


Registration is required and can be done via the online calender.  The icon will appear on December 31 at 1 pm.


Author
Bob Knox

Sunday, January 29, 2017 @ 2:00 PM
Merry Room, Duxbury Free Library

 

Boston Globe Writer Bob Knox presents Suosso's Lane, a compelling tale with relevance to today's political issues. The novel is set mostly in Plymouth, Massachusetts and chronicles the famous, and infamous, Sacco-Vanzetti case. Two Italian immigrants, profiled for their radical views, were convicted of a murder-robbery in a trial marred by weak evidence and judicial prejudice, and were executed seven years later despite international protests.

Registration is required and can be done via the hand icon.  The icon will appear on January 15 at 1:00 pm.


Author
Peter Trenouth

Sunday, February 5, 2017 @ 2:00 PM
Merry Room, Duxbury Free Library

Plymouth author Peter Trenouth will discuss his novel Cloudy Hands: A Tai Chi Love Story at the Duxbury Free Library. The novel's setting is a South Shore town where the protagonist, a widower, meets a younger woman for Taiwan who teaches Ta Chi. She experienced brokenness and learned restoration in places he can barely perceive. Together they confront their pasts while challenging a present burdened with uncertainty and a struggle for social justice. Along with Peter's presentation, students from the Tai Chi and Qi Gong with Fang Association, where Peter is an instructor, will perform Tai Chi sequences. Peter also teaches at the Duxbury Senior Center.

Registration is required and can be done via the online calender.  The icon will appear on January 22 at 1:00 pm.


Presentation
Behind the Scenes at the Westminister Dog Show

Sunday, February 19, 2017 @ 2:00 PM
Merry Room, Duxbury Free Library

Local resident and award winning Westminster dog trainer and Corgi breeder Anne Bowes will regale us with stories of behind the scenes activities at the Westminster Dog show. Anne will bring her dogs and demonstrate what show dogs have to do in the ring. It might look easy on television, but in actuality, a GREAT deal of training and conditioning goes into the dog presentations. This program will be fun and informative for the entire family.

Registration is required and can be done via the online calender.  The icon will appear on January 29 at 1:00 pm.


Music
Otha Day-Drum to the Beat

Sunday, March 5, 2017 @ 2:00 PM
Merry Room, Duxbury Free Library

When Otha Day is in town, the drumming begins! Otha facilitates fun and lively drum/rhythm circle events from the deep belief that rhythm has the power to build community, promote well-being and create joy. Working with groups of participants from 4 to 400, he supports awareness of the presence of rhythm in every act of living knowing that “your HeartBeat is the Rhythm of your soul.” A wonderful participatory event for all ages; register early

Registration is required and can be done via the online calender.  The icon will appear on February 19 at 1:00 pm.


Music
The Henry Acker Gypsy Jazz Trio

Sunday, March 12, 2017 @ 2:00 PM
Merry Room, Duxbury Free Library

This event will catapult your heart and mind into the stratosphere. Local student Henry Acker, a guitar prodigy (and cool guy!) will perform with his dad Víctor and Uncle Dana. Henry's musical career is expanding. Be inspired. Be entertained. Experience musical talent the whole world will one day hear. Do not miss this event! All ages will enjoy.

Registration is required and can be done via the hand icon.  The icon will appear on February 26 at 1:00 pm


Poetry
Gordon Postill: Life Verses

Sunday, March 19, 2017 @ 2:00 PM
Merry Room, Duxbury Free Library

 

Join Gordon Postill for an engaging 90 minutes of poetry recitation and introspection. Using an understated delivery, Gordon recites from memory poems with themes like hope, affection, despair, contentment, and compassion—works that will touch you and move you to contemplate your own life's journey. Poems of universal appeal by renowned poets such as Maya Angelou, Richard Blanco, Julia Kasdorf, Patrick Phillips and others will be recited twice for clarity, followed by ample time for shared personal reflections from listeners. Life Verses is not a traditional poetry reading, but a reflective excursion that touches heart and spirit, priming the pump for what really matters. Ordained by The United Church of Canada in 1980, Dr. Gordon Postill is a Board Certified Chaplain. Prior to retiring in December 2015, he provided spiritual care to hospice patients and families for the last 24 years of his ministry. Gordon lives with his wife, Robin, in Duxbury.

Registration is required and can be done via the hand icon.  The icon will appear on March 5 at 2:00 pm.


Presentation
Sleep Well

Sunday, March 26, 2017 @ 2:00 PM
Merry Room, Duxbury Free Library

 

Rick Clerici, a certified clinical sleep educator and Louisa Clerici, a behavioral sleep therapist,will help us discover how to significantly improve the quality of our sleep in this 90 minute hands-on presentation. Since so many folks complain about sleep troubles, this may be the help we are looking for!

Registration is required and can be done via the online calender beginning March 12 at 1 pm.


Presentation
Margot Cheel: Aerial Photography

Sunday, April 2, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Merry Room, Duxbury Free Library

 

Margot Cheel is an award-winning photographer, private pilot and arts educator. From an interview of Margot in South Shore Living magazine. “I came to aerial photography at a time when I was seeking a new turn and view of the world. The perspective from above was exhilarating. After thirty years, my art and travel background found a new focus.” Margot's photography not only offers unique views of property and locations, but also helps realtors sell homes, towns attract tourism and conservation groups promote preservation.

Registration is required and can be done via the online calender.  The icon will appear on March 19 at 1:00 pm.


Programs and additional details will continue to be added to the schedule. Visit the Library often for more information. All events are free and are held at the Duxbury Free Library unless otherwise noted.

Books will be for sale at all events courtesy of :

 

 

New Fiction in Duxbury

New Non-Fiction in Duxbury

New DVDs in Duxbury

New Audionbooks in Dubxury

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

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