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.
Spring Semester 2014:
March 14, 2014: -"All About Sundials" by J.Leon Poirier
April 11, 2014: "Ratman: The Trial and Conviction of Whitey Bulger" by Howie Carr
May 9, 2014: "Chinese Foreign Policy" by Shehong Chen
June 13, 2014: to be announced
July 11, 2014: to be announced
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
June 14, 2013: Sorry, this speaker, Peter Spiers, cancelled, Click here for books on his topic
Fall semester 2012 - click
here for a (pdf) brochure for the fall lectures
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
Many of these lectures have been videotaped by Chelmsford Telemedia;
DVDs of these programs are available in the library's collection to
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
(No lecture in November because
of the Veterans Day holiday)
9 - "Nuclear
Abolition in a Dangerous Age" with Paul Joseph, Ph.D.
Spring 2011 semester
here to print off a brochure (in pdf format) of the spring series)
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
to print off a brochure (in pdf format) of the fall 2010 series
Dec. 10,-Iran, Persian Culture and the Persian/Arabian
Gulf presented by
Nov. 12- program cancelled
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