Here are some upcoming events
November 2nd - At Tewksbury Library, 7pm. The Palatine Wreck; The Legend of the New England Ghost Ship, by Jill Farinelli. Two days after Christmas in 1738, a British merchant ship traveling from Rotterdam to Philadelphia grounded in a blizzard on the northern tip of Block Island, twelve miles off the Rhode Island coast. The ship carried emigrants from the Palatinate and its neighboring territories in what is now southwest Germany. The 105 passengers and crew on board--sick, frozen, and starving--were all that remained of the 340 men, women, and children who had left their homeland the previous spring. They now found themselves castaways, on the verge of death, and at the mercy of a community of strangers whose language they did not speak. We will provide books for purchase and signing.
October 28th (Saturday) - The Golden Age of Boston Television by Terry Ann Knopf. There are some two hundred TV markets in the country, but only one--Boston, Massachusetts--hosted a Golden Age of local programming. In this lively insider account, Terry Ann Knopf chronicles the development of Boston television, from its origins in the 1970s through its decline in the early 1990s. During TV's heyday, not only was Boston the nation's leader in locally produced news, programming, and public affairs, but it also became a model for other local stations around the country. Tewksbury Library, 2pm, reservations recommended. (978) 640-4490
October 17th - Stephen Puleo at Tewksbury Public Library, 7pm to discuss is latest book American Treasures; The Secret Efforts to Save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address. Couldn't be more important in today's political climate.