Events Calendar / Lifelong Learning Lecture Series

Lifelong Learning Lectures: Black Writers and Boston Publishing – At the Turn of the 20th Century thumbnail Photo

Lifelong Learning Lectures: Black Writers and Boston Publishing – At the Turn of the 20th Century

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Lucas Dietrich, Visiting Lecturer, Framingham State University


African American literature was just beginning to attract national attention. Black writers published their work for a predominantly white audience. This talk explores two important authors, W.E.B. DuBois and Charles W. Chesnutt, who were both published by Boston’s Houghton Mifflin & Co.

Please note location change: This event will take place at the Christa McAuliffe Branch Library, Community Room.

Lifelong Learning Lecture: The Friendship of Thoreau and Emerson, Jeffrey Cramer thumbnail Photo

Lifelong Learning Lecture: The Friendship of Thoreau and Emerson, Jeffrey Cramer

GUEST SPEAKER: Jeffrey S. Cramer, Curator of Collections at Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods


Jeffrey S. Cramer will discuss his new book, Solid Seasons: The Friendship of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Cramer is considered the leading authority on Thoreau’s life and writings.

Lifelong Learning Lecture: A Poet in Our Midst: The Work of Alan Feldman thumbnail Photo

Lifelong Learning Lecture: A Poet in Our Midst: The Work of Alan Feldman

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita, Framingham State University


Winner of several prizes in poetry, Alan has been writing for more than 40 years chronicling subjects like traveling on land and sea, home, workplaces, parents and children, marriage, friendship and love. This lecture will cover selections from The Happy Genius through his most recent work, The Golden Coin.

Please Note: This lecture will be at the Christa McAuliffe Branch Library.