A Virtual Visit with Author Marjan Kamali

Thursday, May 21, 7 pm

Via Zoom

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The Friends of the Library were delighted to welcome Marjan Kamali! She read from her latest book, talked about her writing and answered questions from the audience. Kamali’s novel The Stationery Shop, part historical novel and part romance, tells the story of two young lovers torn apart by the political upheaval of the 1950s in Iran. It was a Boston Globe best-seller, an Indie Next Pick, one of Newsweek’s 30 Best Summer Books, and was named to numerous “Best Books of 2019” lists.


Kamali’s previous novel, Together Tea, was a Massachusetts Book Award Finalist, among other awards. It is a story of mothers and daughters, arranged marriages and culture clashes.


Visit the author’s website to learn more about the books and read excerpts from both.

David Mark presents All Things DEC

Wednesday, June 17

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. 


Digital Equipment Corporation (digital, DEC) had a glorious arc that started with some rented space in the mill complex in 1957, furnished with office furniture bought on credit from Gruber Bros. Furniture, then rising to make Maynard the "Minicomputer capital of the world," as a multi-billion dollar company second only to IBM. Mark's talk, with many images from the archives of the Maynard Historical Society, will span the origin, rise, peak and decline of DEC. He will touch on the work experience of women at DEC, and the company's commitment to diversity training. 

Baking with Semra

Our Circulation Assistant Semra Erdal and her daughter Melisa will share a vegan/gluten-free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe for all of you to try at home! 

Download the recipe here.

You can watch here.

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