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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 and special system-wide events! They cover a variety of topics that will interest adults of all ages.

Meditation and You

Meditation and You

Meditation to Awaken the Light Within
Ajili Hodari, shares how meditation can help heal us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Learn how meditation can connect one to the peace within us. Thursday, May 13, 7:00 p.m. Register.

Meditation for Everyday Living
Explore the power of meditation with John Bednarik to transform our lives and find joy and serenity. He will introduce you to a basic meditation technique to improve the quality of life by reducing stress, improving health, and by beginning to see things with a fresh outlook. Wednesday, June 9, 12:00 p.m. Register

Meditation for Optimal Wellbeing
Bruce Faithwick shares a simple meditation technique to help you in your daily life. Tuesday, July 20, 7:00 p.m. Register.

Women and the American Revolution

We are offering a weekly 4 - part Great Discussions series: Women and the American Revolution  Tuesdays, beginning April 6 at 12 p.m.
An invitation to join this online workshop will be sent to participants one day prior to the event.

Women and the American Revolution: Jane Mecom
This first lecture reconstructs the American Revolution from the perspective of Jane Mecom, the widow of a Boston shopkeeper—and the favorite little sister of Benjamin Franklin. During the war, Jane would be menaced by soldiers and made a refugee. She would lose her home and her possessions. All this was sadly typical for many other poor women brought low by the revolutionary crisis. April 6. Register.

Women and the American Revolution: Deborah Sampson
This second lecture tells the extraordinary story of Deborah Sampson, the young Massachusetts woman who disguised herself as a man named Robert Shurtlieff to fight in the Continental Army. April 13. Register.

Women and the American Revolution: Molly Brant
This third lecture explores the American Revolution in Indian Country by focusing upon a Native Mohawk known to us as Molly Brant, the widow of a powerful British diplomat. Straddling two worlds – British and Iroquois – Molly spent the war trying to the fill the political vacuum created by her husband’s death and quickly emerged as the most important military and cultural broker in Native America. April 20. Register.

Women and the American Revolution: Martha Ballard
This last lecture tells the story of a Maine midwife named Martha Ballard, a quiet, dutiful wife, a busy mother, and a kind neighbor whose life was lived entirely in some very small towns. For that reason, perhaps, although she lived through many exciting changes in urban women’s circumstances, her life seems – on the surface at least – to have been almost untouched by the 18th century gender revolution. April 27. Register.

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