Borderland - The Life and Times of Blanche Ames Ames

Saturday, October 1 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Following the very successful virtual presentation last February, the Sharon Public Library will present the documentary film Borderland: The Life and Times of Blanche Ames Ames in the Library's Community Room, followed by a Q&A with filmmaker and Sharon native, Kevin G. Friend.  The film, named for the Ames estate which borders Sharon and Easton, offers a glimpse into the life of local resident, Blanche Ames Ames (1878-1969), who was a college graduate, artist and inventor, and a prominent leader of the women's suffrage movement in Massachusetts. 

Attendance for this in-person program is limited to 65 people. Register here.

 


1620: The First Year

Thursday, November 3 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Author and Historian, Christopher Daley will present a program about the Pilgrims arrival in their first year.  The first part of the talk will examine the difficult voyage over the Atlantic and the decision to land on Cape Cod rather than the intended destination; near the Hudson River.  There will be a visual overview of explorations of the Cape, land explorations, and the first encounter with the Nauset People. The second part will focus on the beginnings of Plimoth Colony with a short discussion on the history of Plimoth Rock.

This is an in-person event in the SPL Community Room. No registration required.


The Roots of Popular Music and Acknowledging Veterans in Song with Jon Waterman

Monday, November 14 @ 10:00 - 12 noon

Please join the SPL Veteran's Club as they present Musical Historian Jon Waterman. This is a live performance.

In his new Program, "The Roots of Popular Music and Acknowledging Veterans in Song", Jon supplements his previous well-received program with an exploration, through songs, of some of the experiences and sacrifices of veterans through American history. The new program consists of songs and stories about the origins of the blues, rock and country music, along with songs pertaining to the experiences of veterans during or following World War I, World War II, Vietnam and other conflicts. The program, which features an accompanying slideshow, will also include a brief history of military music in the U.S.

This program is free and open to everyone. Refreshments available.


Past Programs 2022

July

Life in a Word Part 3 - Certified HCI Health and Life Coach Ronni Hochman's third workshop.

August

Hikes Through History with author Alison O'Leary - Virtual tour of destinations in Eastern Massachusetts

September

Beginning Quilting Classes with Nancy Bass - Seven weekly classes beginning Wednesday, September 7

Veterans Club - The History of Music Therapy As It Relates to Veterans with Music Therapist, Ben Pernick

Saving at the Supermarket! with Jill Patterson, RDN