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“Spotlight” at the Latchis

“Spotlight” – winner of the 2015 Academy Award for Best Picture – tells the story of how the investigative journalists of the Boston Globe exposed a massive scandal of child molestation inside the Catholic Church.

The final installment of this season’s Journalism Film Series, “Spotlight” will be screened at the Latchis Theater on Sunday, February 25th, at 4:00 pm. A discussion led by Randy Holhut of The Commons will follow.

Free and open to the public. Donations are welcome. Continue Reading

The Known World, by Edward P. Jones

First Wednesdays Series: March

March 7 @ 7 pm    ♦    Judith Frank
Amherst professor Judith Frank discusses Edward P. Jones’ 2003 Pulitzer-winning novel The Known World, called “a masterpiece that deserves a place in the American literary canon.” In her talk “The Known World and the Literary Character,” she considers what its unusual approach to characterization can tell us.

Books are available to read in advance (NOT required).

Underwriter: Carole and Geof Gaddis

An Emerson for Our Time

First Wednesdays Series: April

April 4 @ 7 pm    ♦    Barry O’Connell
Drawing on Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essays “The American Scholar,” “Self-Reliance,” and “Experience,” Amherst professor emeritus Barry O’Connell explores the many ways Emerson’s writings continue to offer insights that can make our lives more open and fruitful.

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The mission of the Friends is to support the Brooks Library through advocacy, public relations, and fundraising in order to provide the highest quality library services to the community.

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