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ESL Conversation

February 21, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Program Room

Every Wednesday, we host a free English Conversation class from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. This is an excellent opportunity for beginning English speakers to practice their skills and learn new words. Contact Ms. Holder at (781) 324-0218 for more information.

Local History

February 21, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kids Dance Party

February 21, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Maccario Room

Children of all ages are invited to dance to a variety of fun music. Limbo, Macarena, cha-cha slide and more! (Adult caregivers are welcome to join in.)

Dr. John Hill presents “Adam Smith’s Equality and the Pursuit of Happines

February 21, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

<p><b>Dr. John Hillpresents his new work,  “Adam Smith’sEquality and the Pursuit of Happiness”</b></p><p>Adam Smith, the “father of capitalism,” proposed severalprinciples that would help mitigate or eliminate some of the problems we faceas a nation today. Many assume that our current laissez-faire capitalismapplies his principles. But, in contrast to the libertarianism of the UnitedStates, Smith’s recipe to increase everyone’s wealth and happiness was justice,liberty, and equality. His famous book, <i>Wealthof Nations</i>, provides several additional principles that might promote thegood life for all. Adam Smith’s Equality and the Pursuit of Happiness explainsthese principles and offers examples of how they might be applied in the UnitedStates today.</p><p>John E. Hill is an award-winning Professor Emeritus ofPolitics and History at Curry College. He is the author of <i>Democracy, Equality and Justice: John Adams, Adam Smith and PoliticalEconomy</i> (2007); and a revised and expanded second edition, <i>Democracy, Equality and Justice: John Adams,Adam Smith, and Political Economy</i> (2007).</p><p>Professor Hill’s newest work, <i>Adam Smith’s Equality and the Pursuit of Happiness (Palgrave, 2016)</i><b>,</b> examines Adam Smith’s main principlesin <i>Wealth of Nations</i> as the basis foreffective policymaking. Free market interpretations of Smith, the book argues,grossly misrepresent his thought, emphasizing only liberty and not also equalityand justice. This book suggests policies that combine all three in order forhappiness to be maximized.</p><p>Curry College has recognized Professor Hill as Person of theYear and for excellence in academic advising. In addition Curry has given himtwo Faculty Achievement Awards, and he has received a national award foradvising. For 2007, Curry honored him by naming him Curry Fellow, the firstever named. As Fellow, he continued his research on John Adams and especiallyon Adam Smith, taught a course each semester, made guest appearances in variousclasses, and gave two public lectures. He contributes blogs to "The PublicHumanist," a blog project of Mass Humanities. </p><p>Y���4<br></p>

Preschool Storytime

February 22, 2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am Children's Room

Stories, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft for children, ages 3 and up. Offered weekly on a drop-in basis. No registration necessary.
PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate preschool groups at this program.

1-2 pm Library closed

February 22, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Kids Craft Time

February 22, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Program Room

Stop by for some or all of the program time to participate in various art activities. For children of all ages who enjoy crafts.

YA Craft Perler Beads

February 22, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Program Room

Song & Rhyme Time

February 24, 2018 10:00 am - 10:45 am Children's Room

Songs, nursery rhymes, and a simple picture book for infants and young children. A fun way to enrich your child's literacy! Recommended for ages 6 months to 4 years.

Local History

February 26, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Song & Rhyme Time

February 27, 2018 10:00 am - 10:45 am Children's Room

Songs, nursery rhymes, and a simple picture book for infants and young children. A fun way to enrich your child's literacy! Recommended for ages 6 months to 4 years.

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