Summertime ZOOMS

Join us for some exciting ZOOM programs this summer.

*All virtual programs take place via ZOOM and registrants receive a link to access the Zoom Webinar via email. Each program has a unique zoom link, so register for each one separately.

“Jackie” (A Novel About Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis) ~ Tuesday, July 9th at 7 PM
Bestselling author Dawn Tripp will discuss her new novel about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Jackie. Jackie is the story of a woman—deeply private with a nuanced, formidable intellect—who forged a legacy out of grief and shaped history even as she was living it. It is the story of a love affair, a complicated marriage, and the fracturing of identity that comes in the wake of unthinkable violence. Tripp is also the author of the novel Georgia, which was a national bestseller, a finalist for the New England Book Award, and the winner of the Mary Lynn Kotz Award for Art in Literature. She is the author of three previous novels: Game of Secrets, Moon Tide, and The Season of Open Water, which won the Massachusetts Book Award for Fiction. Her poems and essays have appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review, Harvard Review, AGNI, Conjunctions, and NPR, among others.

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Maine Destinations For Stephen King Fans ~ Tuesday, August 20th at 7 PM
Author Sharon Kitchens will discuss her new book, Stephen King’s Maine: A History & Guide. Explore Maine locations that serve as the basis for Stephen King’s fictional towns of Castle Rock, Jerusalem’s Lot, Derry, and Haven. Drawing on historical materials and conversations with locals and people who know King, learn about the places that would become the settings for Carrie, Salem’s Lot, The Dead Zone, Cujo, IT, and 11/22/63.

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The Indigenous Old World – An Exploration of Pre-Colombian North America ~ Wednesday, August 21st at 7 PM
Explore the worlds of the Indigenous peoples of North America before European colonization. North America was a place filled with cities, towns, and villages. Across the continent, Indigenous peoples produced architecture and monumental construction. The ancient and medieval communities of North America were fed by agriculture. Moreover, Indigenous Americans actively managed their environment and participated in long distance exchange networks. Led by Christoph Strobel, Department Chair and Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He is the author of War and Colonization in the Early American Northeast; Native Americans of New England; and The Global Atlantic: 1400 to 1900.

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The Women Of The Mayflower ~ PROGRAM WAS RECORDED AND AVAILABLE TO WATCH UNTIL JULY 15TH
18 wives accompanied their husbands on the 1620 Mayflower voyage. Only four were still alive a year later. Mary Brewster, wife of Elder William Brewster, was one of them. Being the oldest woman in the community, she took in orphaned children, widowed young adults, and nursed the sick as best she could in their dire living conditions. Learn what is what like for Mary and the other women on their historic voyage to America. Led by Kathryn Haueisen, the author of seven books, including Mary Brewster’s Love Life: Matriarch of the Mayflower and Mayflower Chronicles: The Tale of Two Cultures. Haueisen is the descendant of Mayflower passengers, including Mary Brewster, and has conducted extensive research on her life.

THIS PROGRAM WAS RECORDED AND WILL BE AVAILABLE TO WATCH UNTIL JULY 15th

*The ZOOM links are sponsored by the Tewksbury Public Library and the program is presented in collaboration with libraries throughout the Merrimack Valley and the Kimball Library.