July 2018 / Adult
Thu 7:00 pm
Thomas Bailey and Katherine Joslin will discuss their book, Theodore Roosevelt: A Literary Life.
“A fresh and perceptive analysis of Roosevelt’s contributions to literature.”—Kirkus Reviews
Understanding Theodore Roosevelt through his writings
Of all the many biographies of Theodore Roosevelt, none has presented the twenty-sixth president as he saw himself: as a man of letters. This fascinating account traces Roosevelt’s lifelong engagement with books and discusses his writings from childhood journals to his final editorial, finished just hours before his death. His most famous book, The Rough Riders—part memoir, part war adventure—barely begins to suggest the dynamism of his literary output. Roosevelt read widely and deeply, and worked tirelessly on his writing. Along with speeches, essays, reviews, and letters, he wrote history, autobiography, and tales of exploration and discovery. In this thoroughly original biography, Roosevelt is revealed at his most vulnerable—and his most human.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase. All are welcome!
THOMAS BAILEY is professor emeritus of English and environmental studies at Western Michigan University. KATHERINE JOSLIN is the author of Jane Addams, A Writer’s Life and Edith Wharton and the Making of Fashion, winner of a Choice Outstanding Academic Title award.
Wed 7:00 pm
This computer class will show you how to use digital resources, such as websites, databases and social media, to connect with authors and readers. Always be the first to know what books will make the “must read” list. To register, please call: (781) 326-1045.
Islington Branch Library
Thu 2:00 pm
Come hear Boston Harbor Islands volunteer and storyteller Marguerite Krupp talk about the stories of the Boston Harbor Islands and guide you on a visual and historical tour of some of the 34 islands and peninsulas that make up the Boston Harbor Islands State and National Park Area, a treasure at your doorstep.
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 email@example.com 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