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Once again, the library will host this popular community social and feature 3 different mini escape room challenges. This fun after-hours party is also tied into the One Book Chelmsford town-wide reading program. Enjoy delicious foods from local restaurants, music, and the company of your friends and neighbors. Our featured musical guest will be the Paul Speidel Band with jazz inspired by 1940s Wartime France - the setting of our One Book Chelmsford selection, The Nightingale.
Tickets are limited and will be available for purchase via our website or at the Main Library and the MacKay Branch beginning January 2nd. $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets will be limited to 400. Tickets purchased online will be available for pick up at the will-call table.
See the full Winterfest Chelmsford events list at http://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/winterfest.
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Dr. Anna Ornstein is an Auschwitz survivor, professor of child psychiatry at Harvard University, and professor emeritus of child psychology at the University of Cincinnati. She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Dr. Ornstein will have copies of her book "My Mother's Eyes: Holocaust Memories of a Young Girl" for sale after the program.
This program will focus on the lush valley of the Loire River in northern France, known for its many Renaissance era châteaux, gentle landscapes, and delicious white wines. We'll also stop at the dramatic medieval island abbey of Mont Saint-Michel, one of France's most visited sites, as well as the coast of Normandy, with WWII era beaches and memorials, along with historic cities and English Channel seaside resorts where you can indulge your inner Marcel Proust and enjoy your fill of apples, cream, and Calvados.
About the Speaker:
Jeff Klapes has been Head of Reference Services at Wakefield’s Beebe Library for over 20 years, where he is also known as the “Traveling Librarian”. Having visited more than 50 countries and five continents over the years, he does frequent armchair travel presentations showcasing the history and culture of various places, using photography to capture people, scenery, and local details. From Iceland to Namibia, Laos to Oman, Jeff has visited many off-the-beaten path places, as well as more popular ports of call. And of course, as a librarian, he also reads voraciously about his destinations to learn about their culture, history, politics, literature, nature, and cuisine.