Author Jennifer Haigh

Thursday, April 28, 2022 @ 7pm

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Author Jennifer Haigh returns to the library to discuss her new highly acclaimed novel Mercy Street.

Author Ted Reinstein

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 @ 7pm

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Author and Chronicle reporter Ted Reinstein gives a lively and informative talk about his book Before Brooklyn: The Unsung Heroes Who Helped Break Baseball's Color Barrier.

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Presented in partnership with the Randall Library Friends Association.

Author Talk

Linda Hoffman: The Artist and the Orchard

Tuesday, February, 2022 @ 7 pm

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Artist Linda Hoffman bought an abandoned apple orchard in Harvard, Massachusetts in 2006.  In the years since, she turned Old Frog Pond Farm into the first organic pick-your-own apple orchard in the state. Hear Linda talk about the transformation of the farm (and herself) and the memoir she wrote about the process.

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Author David Baldacci

Thursday, December 9, 2021 @ 7pm

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International bestselling author David Baldacci talks about writing and his new novel Mercy, the fourth thriller in the Atlee Pine series.

Presented in partnership with the Tewksbury Public Library.

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Anniversary Author Event

William Kent Krueger & Hallie Ephron

Thursday, October 14, 2021 @ 7 pm

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We celebrated Maynard's 150th anniversary of founding, 140 years since the founding of the library and 15 years on Nason St in the former Roosevelt School with Kent Krueger and Hallie Ephron.

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Poetry Night with Kiki Petrosino

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

7:00 pm

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Rilke-Prize-winning poet Kiki Petrosino talks about her collection White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Maynard Public Library and

the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library.

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Genealogy: Discovering Cousins using DNA

Monday, June 21, 2021

7:00 pm via Zoom

Presented by Pamela Guye Holland

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A Celebration of the Life and Work of Elizabeth Bishop

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

7:00 pm via Zoom

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We are pleased to present of “A Celebration of the Life and Work of Elizabeth Bishop." Authors Lloyd Schwartz and Megan Marshall will discuss Bishop’s life and poetry.

Mystery Author Night with

Archer Mayor, Julia Spencer-Fleming,

Paula Munier and Sarah Stewart Taylor

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

7 pm Via Zoom

This event is now past. You can watch the event video here.

The Friends of the Library were delighted to bring Archer Mayor and Julia Spencer-Fleming back to Maynard (virtually) along with two friends (Paula Munier and Sarah Stewart Taylor) who may be new to you. 

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Maynard Sesquicentennial Book Launch

Presented by David Mark

Thursday, November 19, 2020

7:00 pm via Zoom

This event is now past. You can watch the event video here.

The Sesquicentennial Committee has had published a new history of Maynard at part of the celebration of the town's 150th anniversary. Committee member David Mark spoke about creation of the book and reflected on Maynard history.

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2020 Summer Concert with Jorma Kaukonen

You can watch a recording of the summer concert here on YouTube.

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Author Lynne Reeves

in conversation with

Lisa Genova

Monday, November 29, 2021 @ 7pm

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Lynne Reeves and Lisa Genova discussed Lynne's new thriller

The Dangers of an Ordinary Night.

Presented in partnership with the Tewksbury Public Library.

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Virtual Tour

of the

Fitchburg Art Museum

with Laura Howick

Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 7pm

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Finding Sanctuary

Book Talk with Artist

Barry Van Dusen

Thursday, October 21, 2021 @ 7pm

In Person

We did not record this program, but Barry will appear via Zoom at the Tewksbury Public Library on  Monday, November 22 at 7 pm. Register here.

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Decoding the News

presented by

David Wallace

Thursday, Sept 23, 2021  @ 7:00 pm

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Robert Reich

The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It

Thursday, February 11, 2021

7:00 pm via Zoom

View online here, courtesy of NewTV. 

Brought to you in partnership with the Newton Free Library.

David Mark presents All Things DEC

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

7:00 pm via Zoom

View online at https://youtu.be/VDMfro3LdRw

Maynard's own author and local historian David Mark will give a presentation on the history of the Digital Equipment Corporation. 

Joe Bagley:

Boston's Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them

Thursday, May 27, 2021

7:00 pm via Zoom

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A Virtual Visit with Author

Marjan Kamali

Thursday, May 21, 2020

7 pm Via Zoom

This event is now past. You can watch the event video here.

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