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Homer’s The Iliad & The Odyssey: A Seminar with Kim Maxwell

This seminar begins the study of ancient Greek literature with a close reading of The Iliad, to be followed by a reading of The Odyssey in September. Each epic poem will be examined as narratives that have shaped Western literature. It is not necessary to attend both Parts 1 and 2.

Part 1: Mondays, July 29, August 5 & 12, 5:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Part 2: Mondays, September 16, 23 & 30, 5:00 – 6:45 p.m.

[Alternate meeting times: Sunday afternoons at 4:00 at the HUB]


Documentary Film: Woodstock ~ 3 Days of Peace and Music (1970)

Thursday, August 15, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Plan to drop by the Library on the 50th anniversary of Woodstock to watch a portion of the original 1970 documentary film which will be playing in the Great Hall for much of the afternoon. The documentary offers an intimate look at the Woodstock Music & Art Festival held in Bethel, NY, in 1969, from preparation through cleanup, with historic access to insiders, blistering concert footage, and portraits of the concertgoers. No registration necessary. Please note that this film is rated R.

“Roaring Twenties Paris”
A Gala Cocktail Party
under the tent at the Norfolk Library
Friday, August 23, 2019
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Step back in time to Les Années Folles. Delectable hors d’oeuvres, signature cocktails, and wine will be served. Come in jazz-age dress, if you wish, and enjoy the music of Doug Munro and La Pompe Attack, a quartet of jazz musicians fresh from the Litchfield Jazz Festival. Tickets are $35, payable in advance or at the door.
Annual Book Sale
Saturday – Sunday, August 24 – 25, 10:00 – 4:00 p.m.
The 43rd Annual Book Sale will take place the last weekend of August on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free books Sunday after 2:00 p.m.! You won’t want to miss the opportunity to browse through 10,000 amazing books donated from Norfolk’s private libraries, 75% of them hardcover. Proceeds benefit the Norfolk Library Associates and support the Library’s free programs. Many thanks to Bridget Taylor and the volunteers who make the annual book sale such a success.