Our Friday Morning Lecture series honors Library benefactor Marjorie B. Scoboria.

The Marjorie B. Scoboria Friday Morning Lecture Series
The Chelmsford Library and the Learning in Retirement Association (LIRA) sponsor this series of Friday morning lectures on the 2nd Friday of each month at 10 a.m.


December 11, 2015: Dr. Michael Cross presnets: "Old Wives’ Tales and Science: So Many Myths and So Little Time”

January 8, 2016: Keith West on "U.S. Policy Toward Africa"

February 12, 2016: Keith West on "Sectarianism in the Middle East"


Past Programs:
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.

November 13, 2015: Jeff Belanger presents "Weird Massachuetts"
October 9, 2015: "The Syrian Refugee Crisis" by Anaïde L. Nahikian
September 11, 2015: "Technology and the Future of War" by August Cole
August 14, 2015: Shehong Chen on "Daughter of Good Fortune: A Twentieth-Century Chinese Peasant Memoir"
July 10: Dr. Leon Poirier on "Stonehenge Mysteries
June 12, 2015: Professor Emeritus Jack Apfelbaum on "The Life of Emily Warren Roebling"

May 8, 2015: Alex Marthews, President, Digital Fourth will speak on "Privacy in the Digital Age"
April 10, 2015: Professor Ethel Schuster "Brazil in Metamorphosis"
March 13, 2015: Keith West on "Russia and the Near Abroad"

January 9, 2015:
"The Case of the Forgotten Genocide of the Armenians" presented by Dr. Ara Jeknavorian & Tom Vartabedian

December 12, 2014: "Genetically modified (GM) Food" by Noemi Custodia-Lora
November 14, 2014: "Vital Conversations: Improving Communication between Doctors and Patients" by Dr. Dennis Rosen
October 10, 2014: Turkey's Role in the Middle East " by Dr. Deina Abdelkader
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

Dec. 13, 2013: "New England Authors in the Making of the Modern World" by Roger Kolb
Nov.8, 2013: The World of International Art Crime" by Anthony Amore
Oct.11, 2013: “Boston Bronze & Stone Speak To Us” by Joseph Gallo
Sept. 13, 2013: "The Future of the EU" by Vivien A. Schmidt
May 10, 2013: "Gardens by Design: in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden" by Oliver Chamberlain

April 12, 2013: "Egypt" by Sarah Moawad
March 29, 2013:"U.S. and Iran Relations" by Rustin Zarkar

November 9, 2012: "The State of the Oceans" by Tracy Rogers
October 12, 2012: "Media Literacy and Democracy in a Hypermedia Age" by Paul Mihailidis, Ph.D.
September 2012: "Syria: What is Really Going On?" by Dr. Deina Abdelkader
May 11, 2012: The Science Behind Natural Disasters presented by Professor Chuck Fidler
April 13, 2012: "Before GPS: the Early Days of Navigation" presented by J. Leon Poirier
Jan. 13, 2012: "Making Sense of the American Civil War" presented by Richard Howe

Dec. 9, 2011: "Nuclear Abolition in a Dangerous Age" with Paul Joseph, Ph.D.
Oct. 14, 2011: "American National Security Since 9/11" with James J.F. Forest, Ph.D
May 13, 2011: Geopolitics and The Caucasus with Robyn Angley
April 8, 2011: Haiti One Year Later -A First-Hand Report with Dr. Dennis Rosen
March 11, 2011: Egypt 2.0: the New Version with Dr. Deina Abdelkader
February 11, 2011: The Shakespeare-Marlowe Connection with Dr. Samuel L. Blumenfeld

Dec. 10, 2010: "Iran, Persian Culture and the Persian/Arabian Gulf" presented by Paul Beran,
Oct. 8, 2010: "A Cold Peace: Bosnia on the 15th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Agreement" by R. Bruce Hitchner,
Sept. 17, 2010: "Learning Later Living Greater: Making the Most of your After-50 Years" by Nancy Merz Nordstrom

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