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Summer Seminar with Kim Maxwell “With Liberty and Justice for All—Pick One”   Mondays, July 9 to August 13, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure is one of his most complex and interesting discourses on power politics. In this seminar we will read the play and distill the tensions it presents around the rule of law, liberty, and justice. We will then apply the model to our own country, looking at differences as well as similarities 100 years ago and today. Limited to 10; please call the Library to register.


Caitlin Macy, Mrs. (2018)

Friday, July 20, 10:00 am

Enjoy coffee, tea, and scones while talking with Caitlin Macy about her new novel Mrs. This is the first in our series of upcoming programs on the creative process, and Caitlin will discuss the novel, set in the well-heeled milieu of New York’s Upper East Side. A resident of New York and Norfolk, Macy is also the author of The Fundamentals of Play (2000) and Spoiled (2009).

Andrea Barnet, Visionary Women (2018)

Friday, July 27, 10:00 am

This is the story of four influential women—Jane Jacobs, Rachel Carson, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters—who spearheaded the modern progressive movement. Linked not by friendship or field, but by their choice to break with convention, these women showed what one person speaking truth to power can do and profoundly shaped the world we live in today. Meet the author and hear more about these pioneering women.