Events Calendar / January 27, 2022

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Winter Trivia & Guessing Jar

All January long starting January 3rd // Both library locations // Grades Prek-5.

Answer our winter trivia questions that change every 2 weeks and make your best guess in our guessing jar! Winners will be called January 31st and receive a book prize. In-person. No registration required.

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Virtual Reality Tour: Anne Frank House [NOW TAKING WAIT LIST]


Join us on International Holocaust Remembrance Day by signing up for a time block to experience a Virtual Reality Tour of the Anne Frank House using Oculus Rift. Please call the McAuliffe Branch at 508-532-5636 x3 to reserve your 45 minute time block or if you have any questions about the program or VR experience.

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Lifelong Learning Lecture: “Tina Turner”

Tina Turner’s career harnesses rock’n’roll’s feminist energy through a distinctive voice and a powerhouse stage act. Her first hit, ‘’Fool in Love’’ in 1960, came to ring out more and more autobiographical as she became famous fronting for her husband Ike’s band and scoring with Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘’Proud Mary’’ in 1970. She continued to captivate audiences as a solo artist with her hit ''Private Dancer’’ in 1984. As she fumed and stuttered her way across stages, Turner always played out a magical twist on rock’s energies; a female empowering herself through a boy’s club; a young person who sounded mature before she turned 20; and an independent female whose alliances with rock’s royalty (Mick Jagger, David Bowie) never clouded her fierce female vantage. As a Black person, she remains the closest female analog to Elvis Presley, a presence who epitomizes everything subversive and exciting about the music. Tim Riley shares his vision of Tina and how getting constantly underrated only fueled her vast ambition.

Register here if you have not attended our online lectures before: