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Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Living on the Edge – Art and  Culture of Ancient Armenia thumbnail Photo

Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Living on the Edge – Art and Culture of Ancient Armenia

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Christina Maranci, Professor and Department Chair, Art and Architecture, Tufts University

Why is it that some artistic periods and artists appear in art history textbooks, and others do not? Is it about beauty, historical importance, or some inherent worth of one region/group over another? We will ponder these questions while exploring Armenian art, a tradition that is virtually absent from art history textbooks.

Please email framinghamlibraryevents@gmail.com to join our Fall 2020 mailing list and receive Zoom links to these lectures.
Information on all lectures in the series can be found on our Lifelong Learning Lecture Series webpage.

Brown Bag Learning Series: The Father, Son, and Holy Shuttle: Growing Up an Astronaut’s Kid thumbnail Photo

Brown Bag Learning Series: The Father, Son, and Holy Shuttle: Growing Up an Astronaut’s Kid

Presented by: Patrick Mullane
Join Patrick Mullane, Framingham resident and author of The Father, Son, and Holy Shuttle: Growing Up an Astronaut’s Kid in the Glorious 80s, as he discusses what it was like to experience the early days of America’s space shuttle program from a perspective few have experienced. Patrick will talk about his time growing up on military bases around the world until the moment when his father was selected in the first group of space shuttle astronauts in 1978.

 

ABOUT PATRICK MULLANE:
Patrick Mullane grew up a military brat and the son of an astronaut. He is the author of The Father, Son, and Holy Shuttle: Growing Up an Astronaut’s Kid in the Glorious 80s. When not writing books, Patrick runs an online education organization and authors articles for Fortune, Entrepreneur, and CNBC.

Please email brownbagprogram49@gmail.com by 9am on December 4 to receive an invitation to the Zoom session.

A Christmas Carol: A Dramatic Reading thumbnail Photo

A Christmas Carol: A Dramatic Reading

Performed by: Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita, Framingham State University

This reading has become an annual tradition. Don’t miss the opportunity to see Charles Dickens’ masterpiece come to life! Dickens prepared a special reading version of A Christmas Carol that he used during reading tours in England and America, ending in Boston. Dr. Heineman will perform a dramatized reading of this version, enhanced by a slideshow of over 250 illustrations.

Please email framinghamlibraryevents@gmail.com for an invitation and Zoom link, and include the program name.