Barrington Reads is almost at the finish line for 2015! We hope you've enjoyed reading 11/22/63 with us. Don't miss the program on Jackie Kennedy's impact on style, fashion, and culture on Saturday, February 28 (see below to register).
Barrington Reads is a community initiative that encourages everyone to read the same book at the same time. Read, then join us for programs and discussions on this year’s selected title.
Our 2015 title is 11/22/63, by one of the best-selling authors in history, Stephen King. Jake Epping is a teacher with an uneventful life in Lisbon Falls, Maine. But small towns often hold big secrets, and soon Epping is pushed through a portal in time, given the ability to change the events leading to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. One of King’s very best, most literary works, this is a thoughtful meditation on a painful chapter in history, as well as a sympathetic character study of a man simply trying to do the right thing.
Delve deeper into the life, death, and times of President John F. Kennedy with these thought-provoking programs. From popular media to civil rights, from music to fashion, the Kennedy “Camelot” years changed America forever. Except where noted, the following programs take place in the library’s Meeting Room. Register using the links below.
Jackie Kennedy: Aesthetics of Style
Saturday, Feb 28, 2 PM
Dr. Michelle Mishur examines Jacqueline Kennedy's impact on culture and fashion during her tenure as first lady. Images and discussion will illuminate how Kennedy's style, grace, and poise were interrelated to her interests in fashion, art, and other subjects.