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Adults and 50-Plus

You may be surprised to discover the variety of activities offered at the library. Visit us for reading recommendations, technology assistance, special events, research help, retirement planning resources and more.

Participate in our Program Series!

Check out this page for our regular series of programs! They cover a variety of topics that will interest adults of all ages.

From the Pages of History

Attend virtual talks with Historian Dr. Richard Bell

The Fire of Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass was a visionary. His talents were extraordinary and he put his gifts to use in the service of freedom, driving American slavery into the grave. This program explores Douglass’s life, family, and career, and consider his impact upon the modern struggle to advance the cause of Black freedom. Tuesday, February 15, 6:30 p.m. Register.

A Scholar’s Guide to Amazon Prime’s The Underground Railroad     
Amazon Prime’s new series THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD is based on Colson Whitehead’s prize-winning novel. This program examines what the show gets right—and wrong—about the real Underground Railroad, and offers a front-row seat to the critical debates that animate the depiction of the freedom struggle on the small screen. Tuesday, February 22, 12:00 p.m. Register.

The Two Harriets: Tubman and Beecher Stowe
“So you’re the little lady who started this great war!” said President Abraham Lincoln in the fall of 1862 when he finally met Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of the blockbuster antislavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. But Lincoln might just have well have been talking to and about Harriet Tubman, the most famous conductor on America’s underground Railroad. Both women’s extraordinary activism advanced the fight against slavery and edged this country closer to Civil War. Tuesday April 19, 6:30 p.m. Register.

What We Commemorate on Juneteenth
Over the course of four years, enslaved people worked to turn the Civil War into a freedom war, and to compel Abraham Lincoln to issue abolish slavery. On June 19, 1865, the federal government declared slavery dead across the country—a new birth of freedom we now commemorate as Juneteenth. Tuesday, June 14, 6:30 p.m. Register. 

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