Does that sound backwards to you? Read on and we'll make sense of it.
If you've been reading our blog or any of the Friends' promotional materials, you know that we are the sole financial sponsor of Cambridge Reads, our city-wide book club. This year's book, War by Sebastian Junger, was the centerpiece of a series of events that made up the library's 'Season of Remembrance' programming. We are proud to report that in addition to reading his book, 387 people were present at Sanders Theater in October to hear Mr. Junger speak. An additional 1000 people visited the Civil War encampment on the library lawn in early November and 90 people attended at least one of the five companion films screened at the library.
And the programming didn't end there. On Tuesday, January 10, Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust will present Telling War Stories: Reflections of a Civil War Historian at 7 p.m. in the Main Library's lecture hall. You can read more about this lecture and how to RSVP at http://www.cambridgema.gov/cpl/aboutus/newsandannouncements/2011/10/upcomingspecialevents.aspx .
To learn more about Cambridge Reads, click here.
There are always great things happening at the library! For more information on how you can get involved with the Friends and help to support our Cambridge libraries click here.