Our Friday Morning Lecture series now has a new title to honor Library benefactor Marjorie B. Scoboria.
The Marjorie B. Scoboria Friday
Morning Lecture Series
Ms Scoboria was a strong advocate and supporter of the library, and the a generous bequest through her estate enables us to offer programs that are consistent with her vision for the library and community. The Chelmsford Library and the Learning
in Retirement Association (LIRA) present this series of Friday morning
lectures on the 2nd Friday of each month at 10 a.m.
Lecture topics are related to LIRA's classroom discussions on topics such
as the Foreign Policy Association's Great
Decisions series, Science and Literature.
August 14, 2015: Shehong Chen on "Daughter of Good Fortune: A Twentieth-Century Chinese Peasant Memoir"
Coming in the Fall of 2015:
September 11, 2015: tbd
October 9th: The Syrian Refugee Crisis by Anaïde L. Nahikian
April 10, 2015: Professor Ethel Schuster on "Brazil in Metamorphosis"
May 8, 2015: Alex Marthews, President, Digital Fourth will speak on "Privacy in the Digital Age"
June 12, 2015: Professor Emeritus Jack Apfelbaum on "The Life of Emily Warren Roebling"
July 10: Dr. Leon Poirier on "Stonehenge Mysteries Revealed"
Many of these lectures have been videotaped by Chelmsford TeleMedia (CTM);
DVDs of some programs are available in the library's collection to
check out. Some videos are available on CTM's website.
October 10, 2014: "Turkey's Role in the Middle East " by Dr. Deina Abdelkader
November 14, 2014: "Vital Conversations: Improving Communication between Doctors and Patients" by Dr. Dennis Rosen
December 12, 2014: "Genetically modified (GM) Food" by Noemi Custodia-Lora
January 9, 2015: "The Case of the Forgotten Genocide of the Armenians"
presented by Dr. Ara Jeknavorian and Tom Vartabedian
March 13, 2015: Keith West on "Russia and the Near Abroad"
Spring Semester 2014:
June 27, 2014:"The Ukraine" by Nadiya Kravets
May 9, 2014: "Chinese Foreign Policy" by Shehong Chen
April 11, 2014: "Ratman: The Trial and Conviction of Whitey Bulger" by Howie Carr
March 14, 2014: "All About Sundials" by J.Leon Poirier
Fall Semester 2013:
Sept. 13, 2013: "The Future of the EU" by Vivien A. Schmidt
Oct.11, 2013: “Boston Bronze & Stone Speak To Us” by Joseph Gallo
Nov.8, 2013: The World of International Art Crime" by Anthony Amore
Dec. 13, 2013: "New England Authors in the Making of the Modern World" by Roger Kolb
Spring Semester 2013
March 29, 2013:"U.S. and Iran Relations" by Rustin Zarkar
April 12, 2013: "Egypt" by
May 10, 2013: "Gardens
by Design: in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden" by
Fall semester 2012
September 2012: "Syria:
What is Really Going On?" by Dr.
2012: "Media Literacy and Democracy
in a Hypermedia Age" by Paul Mihailidis, Ph.D.
November 9, 2012:
"The State of the Oceans"
by Tracy Rogers
May 11- The Science Behind Natural Disasters presented by Professor Chuck
13 - "Before GPS: the Early Days of Navigation" presented
by J. Leon Poirier
13 - "Making Sense of the American Civil War"
by Richard Howe
14 - "American National Security Since 9/11" with James
J.F. Forest, Ph.D
9 - "Nuclear
Abolition in a Dangerous Age" with Paul Joseph, Ph.D.
Spring 2011 semester
13, 2011: Geopolitics and The Caucasus with Robyn Angley
8, 2011: Haiti One Year Later -A First-Hand Report with Dr. Dennis Rosen
11, 2011: Egypt 2.0: the New Version with Dr. Deina Abdelkader
11, 2011: The Shakespeare-Marlowe Connection with
Dr. Samuel L. Blumenfeld
Fall 2010 semester
Dec. 10,-Iran, Persian Culture and the Persian/Arabian
Gulf presented by
Oct. 8 - "A
Cold Peace: Bosnia on the 15th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Agreement"
Sept. 17 - "Learning Later Living Greater:
Making the Most of your After-50 Years" by Nancy Merz Nordstrom
here to learn of other lectures and programs offered at the library