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September 14, 2020, 12:00 PM - September 23, 2020
Essex Art Center is entering its 27th year of continuously programming art classes, exhibitions and other art opportunities in Lawrence. After canceling our in person annual gala fundraiser in June, we have pivoted to an online event that features artwork and artistic offerings for sale all in support of our mission to inspire and sustain lifelong growth and learning for a diverse community of artists in Greater Lawrence. Help us continue to harness the power of art to transform lives through virtual (and in person) art instruction, lectures, and exhibitions. From 9/14-9/23. Please visit our website for more information.
September 19, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Bestselling author Kyle Mills will discuss his brand new book -- Total Power, the latest in the popular Mitch Rapp series created by the late Vince Flynn, in this Zoom webinar.
Kyle Mills is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of nineteen political thrillers, including Red War for Vince Flynn and The Patriot Attack for Robert Ludlum. Mills has now written six books for the popular Mitch Rapp series, carrying on the beloved character created by the late Vince Flynn. Mills initially found inspiration from his father, the former director of Interpol, and still draws on his contacts in the intelligence community to give his books such realism. Avid outdoor athletes, he and his wife have lived in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for over twenty years.
A collection of North of Boston libraries -- Andover, Billerica, North Reading, Tewksbury, Wilmington and Woburn -- have joined forces to host a series of virtual discussions with bestselling authors this fall.
September 21, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
This program will take place over Zoom Webinar. Register online.
Climate change will have - and is having - a profound effect on conditions in New England. Dr. Caleb Dresser will explain how changes in regional climate are expected to affect human health in coming years, exploring changes in heat-related illnesses, vector-borne diseases such as Lyme and West Nile, risk from coastal storm surges and intensifying hurricanes, and other issues. He will also discuss how communities can adapt to stay healthy as conditions change in coming decades. His presentation will be followed by Q & A.
Dr. Caleb Dresser is the 2019-2021 Fellow in Climate and Human Health of the LCF Consortium on Climate Science and Health Policy through the Department of Emergency Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
September 23, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bestselling author and astronaut Terry Virts will discuss his brand new book -- How To Astronaut: An Insider's Guide to Leaving Planet Earth -- in conversation with moderator J. Kelly Beatty in this Zoom webinar.
A wildly entertaining account of the rules, lessons, procedures, and experiences of space travel, How to Astronaut is a book that will appeal to anyone— male or female, young or old—with even a passing interest in space. Written by Col. Terry Virts, a former astronaut, space shuttle pilot, and International Space Station commander who spent 200 consecutive days in space, it answers all of our curious questions and much more.
A born storyteller, Virts reveals the often-untold side of space travel in 51 short chapters filled with a mix of you-are-there detail, a dose of science made simple, and the inherent drama of describing something few will ever know first-hand.
September 24, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Vincent Carretta, scholar and author of Phillis Wheatley: Biography of a Genius in Bondage will discuss Wheatley’s works, life and legacy.
Phillis Wheatley (1753?-1784) was a pioneer of African-British, African-American, and American literature. Kidnapped from West Africa as a child and enslaved in Boston, Phillis Wheatley became the first English-speaking author of African descent to publish a book of poems in 1773. With Poems on Various Subjects: Religious and Moral, Wheatley—still a teenager—became an international celebrity, moving in the same circles as the most important military, political, religious and popular figures of the day. Phillis is believed to have lived in Wilmington, with her husband John Peters in 1780.
Vin Carretta, Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Maryland, specializes in transatlantic historical and literary studies during the long eighteenth century.
September 25, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bestselling author, Eleanor Herman will discuss her brand new book in a Zoom webinar. In this fascinating work of popular history, the New York Times bestselling author of Sex with Kings and The Royal Art of Poison uncovers the bedroom secrets of American presidents and explores the surprising ways voters have reacted to their leaders’ sex scandals. While Americans have a reputation for being strait-laced, many of the nation’s leaders have been anything but puritanical.
In this entertaining and eye-opening book, Eleanor Herman revisits some of the sex scandals that have rocked the nation's capital and shocked the public, while asking the provocative questions: does rampant adultery show a lack of character or the stamina needed to run the country? Or perhaps both? While Americans have judged their leaders' affairs harshly compared to other nations, did they mostly just hate being lied to? And do they now clearly care more about issues other than a politician’s sex life?
September 29, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
This virtual event will be held using Zoom Webinar. Register online.
Using historical and media images, racial justice educator and writer, Debby Irving, examines how she used her white-skewed belief system to interpret the world around her. Socialized on a narrow worldview, Debby explores how she spent decades silently reaffirming harmful, archaic racial patterns instead of questioning the racial disparities and tensions she could see and feel. This program is designed to support white people in making the paradigm shift from ‘fixing’ and ‘helping’ those believed to be inferior, to focusing on internalized white superiority and its role in perpetuating racism at the individual, interpersonal, institutional, and cultural levels. Q & A panelists include Bria Gadsen, Elizabeth Walther-Grant, and Mayara Reis of Merrimack Valley Black & Brown Voices, and Amaryllis Lopez from Elevated Thought.
September 23, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Comcast Channel 22 and Verizon Channel 45
September 23, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
September 29, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
September 22, 2020, 3:00 PM
September 22, 2020, 7:00 PM @ @virtual WebEx Meeting
September 23, 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
September 24, 2020, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Town Offices - 3rd Floor Conf Room A (Selectmen’s)
September 24, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
September 28, 2020, 7:00 PM
September 22, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM