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Aside from Adult Book Clubs, we offer monthly Adult Craft nights, informational sessions about APL eResourcces, and occasional events of interest to an older audience.

Please check here for a listing of our various Adult Book Club


Thursday, October 19

Historian Dr. Gary Hylander - The Cuban Missile Crisis     7:00

We are happy to welcome back historian Dr. Gary Hylander!  Tonight at 7:00 PM Dr. Hylander will share his knowledge and insights about the Cuban Missile Crisis.  This is the 55th anniversary of the Cold War confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union.  Dr. Hylander will reveal information about the personalities of the key players, including President Kennedy.  Registration is not necessary for this program; up to 60 people will be accomdotated on first-to-arrive basis.  Dr. Hylander's lecture is funded by State Aid to Public Libraries. 

 

Monday, October 23

Brainstorming with Rory Raven     7:00

Rory Raven brings his one-man mind-reading show back to the Abington Public LIbrary!

Neither a psychic nor a magician, he offers a compelling kind of entertainment unlike anything audiences have ever seen. He updates the vaudeville crystal-gazing of yesteryear for a modern audience, replacing the turban with a bow tie. Rory involves the audience in a highly unusual – and unusually entertaining – experience.

 

Tuesday, October 24

Mystery Book Discussion Group     7:00

The Mystery Book Discussion Group is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and facilitated by Beth Stone Anderson Godfrey.  All are welcome to join this group for spirited discussions about mysteries, classic and modern.  The book to be discussed in October is Bitter River by Julia Keller.  Books may be reserved at the Library.

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 25

Non-Fiction Book Club

The Non-Fiction Book Club is an evening book discussion group, facilitated this month by Library Director Deb Grimmett.   Books to be discussed may be reserved at the Library.  In October the group will be discussing the 2016 winner of the Massachusetts Book Award for Non-Fiction,  Rosemary:  The Hidden Kennedy Daughter  by Kate Clifford Larson.    All are welcome to join the Non-Fiction Book Club for this conversation.  We are pleased to announce that author Kate Clifford Larson will be speaking here at the Abington Public Library on Wednesday November 8 at 7:00 PM.

Thursday, October 26

Adult Craft Night     6:30 - 8:30

We have lots of supplies, and you have the creativity. Join us for this evening of making something fun and creative. This is a very informal gathering for fun and friendship. We ask that you let us know if you will be attending so we have enough supplies. Adult craft night is for teens 16 and older and adults.

 

 

Thursday, November 2

An Evening with Kenneth Gloss - Proprietor of the Brattle Book Shop    7:00

Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing section, will give a free and open talk Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 pm at the Abington Public Library, 600 Gliniewicz Way, Abington, MA.  Ken will discuss the value of old and rare books.  Space is limited; 80 people will be accomodated on a first-to-arrive basis.

Ken, who is also a frequent guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, will talk in part about the history of his historic bookshop (www.brattlebookshop.com), which goes back to circa 1825. He is a second-generation owner.

Ken will talk about and show some of his favorite finds and describe some of the joys of the "hunt," as well as explain what makes a book go up in value. He has many fascinating anecdotes to share as well as guidelines for what to look for when starting a collection. There is also a Q&A session before the conclusion of his talk.

Following the talk and question-and-answer session, he will give free verbal appraisals of all books that attendees have brought with them or will do so at his shop in Boston.

 

 

 

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