Library Corner, November 23 edition

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Calendar update
The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from Thursday, November 24 through Sunday, November 27. There may also be an early closing on Wednesday, November 23.

The Camp David Accords
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
This virtual program contextualizes the diplomatic, economic, cultural, and military interactions among empires, nations, and peoples in the 20th century that shaped America’s increasingly important role in the world and set the stage for peace accords. Camp David.

Freedom Team Book Club
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Each month, members of the Freedom Team Book Club read a book about prejudice, discrimination or inequity. Check the library’s website calendar for more information. This program is recommended for ages 16 and up.

Conversation Circles
Thursday, December 1, 2-3 p.m.
Conversation Circles will focus on learning basic English skills. Learners will practice vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar in a fun, comfortable and relaxed environment. Each class will use guided conversations and real-life situations to build language confidence.

ELL for the Advanced Learner – Zoom
Thursday, December 1, 6-7 p.m.
ELL for the advanced learner – at the library
Friday, December 2, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
ELL for the Advanced Learner will focus on creating greater fluency through informal conversation, focused discussion, and cultural experiences. The atmosphere is relaxed and allows the learner to progress at their own level of comfort.

Democracy talks: Russian invasion, Ukrainian resistance, prospects for peace
Tuesday, December 6, 7-8 p.m.
This virtual program will focus on a discussion of the reasons behind Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, Ukraine’s determined resistance, and how the war might end.

About the author: Geraldine Brooks
Tuesday, December 6, 7-8 p.m.
This virtual/hybrid program will include an online chat with highly acclaimed and award-winning novelist Geraldine Brooks in conversation about her latest New York Times bestselling novel, “Horse.”

Classical Music 101
Coming in January
For anyone who loves classical music and wants to learn more, Friends of the Library is sponsoring Classical Music 101, a free eight-week online course starting in January. Registration begins December 5 on the library’s website. For more details, visit

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