February 2018 / Adult
Thu 7:00 pm
Award winning journalist and crime reporter Maureen Boyle will visit the Westwood Public Library to discuss her new book Shallow Graves: The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Serial Killer. Shallow Graves is the true story of the worst serial killing case in Massachusetts since the Boston Strangler and remains unsolved to this day. Eleven women went missing over the spring and summer of 1988 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, an old fishing port known as the Whaling City, where Moby Dick, Frederick Douglass, textile mills, and heroin-dealing represent just a few of the many threads in the community’s diverse fabric.
Maureen Boyle first broke the story in 1988 and stayed with it for decades. Drawing on more than one hundred interviews, along with police reports, first-person accounts, and field reporting both during the killings and more recently, Shallow Graves brings the reader behind the scenes of the investigation, onto the streets of the city, and into the homes of the families still hoping for answers. No registration is required and all are welcome! Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.
Chiara Bistro, Westwood
Tue 7:00 pm
You’re never too old for YA!
Join like-minded adults to discuss these fine specimens of Young Adult literature! We’ll have laughs, we’ll have tears, we’ll enjoy all the delicious angst without ever having to step inside a high school.
Please join us for an excellent literary time!
Thu 7:00 pm
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading an article about a particular global issue, watching the DVD & meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Copies of articles are available at both the Main Library & the Islington Branch. Please call 781-320-1045 or email email@example.com for more information.
Thursday, February 15- The Waning of Pax Americana
Thursday, March 22- Russia’s Foreign Policy
Thursday, April 19- China and America: The New Geopolitical Equation
Thursday, May 17- Media and foreign policy
Thursday, June 7- Turkey: a partner in crisis
Fri 10:30 am
Join us for a monthly book discussion! No registration is required. Copies of the book are available at the Main Library and the Islington Branch Library. Call 781-320-1045 or email Molly at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Friday, Jan. 26, 2018: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018: Wonder by RJ Palacio
Friday, Apr. 20, 2018: Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg
Friday, May 18, 2018: Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Leavitt
Friday, June 22, 2018: Delicious! by Ruth Reichl
Friday, July 27, 2018: Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
Friday, Aug. 24, 2018: Hillbilly Elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis by J.D. Vance.
Friday, Sept. 28, 2018: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman
Friday, Oct. 26, 2018: Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill by Sonia Purnell
Friday, Nov. 30, 2018: News of the World by Paulette Jules
Friday, Dec. 14, 2018: Yankee Book Swap