February meeting

ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ – David Kruh
Wednesday, February 14, 2024
6:30 to socialize
The meeting proper starts at 7pm

It is one of America’s great enduring mysteries; what happened to three inmates who, in 1962, escaped from Alcatraz in a raft they constructed inside the prison? In his illustrated talk, writer David Kruh tells the exciting true story of the escape, which was also the inspiration for his novel, Inseparable.

David Kruh is the published author of several books, notably the only two written exclusively about Boston’s erstwhile entertainment district, Scollay Square; Always Something Doing, Boston’s Infamous Scollay Square (Faber and Faber, 1990, updated version Northeastern University Press, 1999) and Scollay Square (Arcadia Publishing, 2004) which is filled with 180 images – including many never before published views in the Old Howard, Casino, and other places in the Square.

David is also the co-author, with his father Louis, of Presidential Landmarks (Hippocrene Press, 1992) and Building Route 128 (Arcadia Publishing, 2003) with Yanni Tsipis. His writing has appeared in the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, History Magazine, Yankee Magazine, Boston Magazine, and elsewhere. A published and produced playwright, his musical about the Boston Red Sox (The Curse of the Bambino) premiered at Boston’s Lyric Stage in 2001 and still ranks among the most successful productions in this equity theater’s history.

To join in person:
The Public Library of Brookline
361 Washington St
Brookline, MA 02445

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Author News – Dale T. Phillips, Joanna Schaffhausen, and Leigh Perry

Dale T. Phillips, Joanna Schaffhausen, and Leigh Perry will be signing books at the Leominster Barnes and Noble, Noon to 4. Saturday, January 27, 2024
https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780062164493-0

Dale will also be interviewing CNN Journalist Tom Foreman for the Tewksbury Library Writer’s Night Out on Tuesday night, January 30th, at 7, discussing Foreman’s book My Year of Running Dangerously. Register for the webinar:
https://tewksburypl.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/virtual-cnns-tom-foreman-discusses-my-year-of-running-dangerously/

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January meeting

Crime in Boston – Stephanie Schorow and Beverly Ford
Wednesday, January 10, 2024
6:30 to socialize
The meeting proper starts at 7pm

Stephanie Schorow is an award-winning newspaper reporter and editor, Boston University communications instructor, and the author or co-author of nine nonfiction books on topics such as fires, crime, drinking, and sexual politics, including The Crime of the Century on the infamous 1950s Brinks robbery. See www.stephanieschorow.com.

Beverly Ford, a former police reporter, is a Boston-based journalist and author who has spent more than 20 years as a reporter and freelance writer for The Boston Herald, The New York Daily News, The London Times, The London Mirror, The Irish Times, Access Magazine, Bloomberg News, and other publications. Schorow and Ford co-authored The Boston Mob Guide: Hit Men, Hoodlums & Hideouts.

They will talk about their experience gathering material for the Boston Mob Guide, and Schorow will talk about the Brink’s heist.

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Author news – Edith Maxwell

Murder Uncorked, my Cece Barton Mysteries series debut, has been released in hardcover, ebook, and audio! The series takes place in the Alexander Valley, a rich wine-producing area north of San Francisco, where Cece manages a wine bar and, now, solves murders, too.

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October meeting

RESEARCH TIME – Mathews and Schuman
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Food and conversation at 6:30.
The meeting proper begins at 7.

Jackson Mathews is a Reference Librarian at the Public Library of Brookline. He focuses on coordinating music and science educational programming, as well as helping manage the library’s ideaSPACE 3D printing services.

Emily Schuman is the membership manager at the Boston Athenaeum. As the Athenaeum is a member-supported organization, her focus is on growing and retaining the membership base to ensure a vibrant community and footprint in the cultural landscape of Boston. With a background in medieval art history and museum management, her passion is ensuring cultural institutions become sustainable and accessible for future generations.

To join in person:
The Public Library of Brookline
361 Washington St
Brookline, MA 02445

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(617-730-2370)

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September meeting

Our meeting on Wednesday, September 13, will be hybrid.

To join us in person:

The Public Library of Brookline
361 Washington St
Brookline, MA 02445

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Food and conversation at 6:30.
The meeting proper begins at 7.

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