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Thursday, February 17 | 7pm

Bill Gette, Founding Director of Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center and President of the Friends of Parker River NWR, has led two trips to Iceland. While most people know about Iceland from news reports of the spectacular volcanic eruptions there and images of the Northern Lights, naturalists know that Iceland is a place of great beauty and abundant wildlife. You will see images of the awe-inspiring landscapes, island fishing communities, a hike atop a dormant volcano, and much more.

Wednesday, February 23 | 7pm

Authors Joseph L. Graves Jr. and Alan H. Goodman will discuss their book Racism, Not Race: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions. The science on race is clear. Common categories like "Black," "white," and "Asian" do not represent genetic differences among groups. Drawing on evidence from both natural and social science, Graves and Goodman dismantle the malignant myth of gene-based racial difference. They demonstrate that the ideology of racism created races and show why the inequalities ascribed to race are in fact caused by racism.

Monthly Programs

Monday, February 14 | 12:30pm

Saturday, February 19| 1pm

Weekly on Wednesdays | 6:30pm
Thursday, February 24 | 7pm

This program is presented in partnership with Lexington Living Landscapes.

When was the last time you looked up at the stars on a clear, dark night, far away from streetlights? Artificial light at night has become ubiquitous and harms virtually every kind of living creature that's been studied, from insects to migratory birds, mammals, fish, trees, crops, and even coral and plankton. Join us as James Lowenthal, Professor of Astronomy at Smith College, leads us on a multi-faceted virtual tour of the night-time environment and how important natural darkness at night is for all species, including humans -- and how beautiful and magical it is. Learn what we can do to bring back the stars while supporting the health of all ecosystems.

Monday, February 14 | 7pm

Monday, February 28| 12:30pm
Book Clubs

Wednesday, February 2 | 7pm

This month we are discussing All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto by George M. Brown.

Tuesday*, January 18 | 7pm

This month we are discussing Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen.

Monday, February 14 | 10am

This month, we are discussing Asian-American Sleuths.

Monday, February 28 | 7pm

This month we will be discussing The Premonition: A Pandemic Story by Eric Topol.
Cary Library Foundation
Thursday, February 10 | 7:30pm

Affecting audiences the world over for centuries, Shakespeare’s work on love and loss has become part of our global cultural identity. But the question as to who really wrote Shakespeare’s plays has always dogged the legacy of this great writer. Join Lexingtonian author, Marjan Kamali, for a fascinating discussion with author Michael Blanding whose book North by Shakespeare takes readers on a quest with an unlikely scholar and the use of modern technology to answer the age-old mysteries of the sources of the Bard’s work. The Christian Science Monitor calls Blanding's work “the most elegant proposed solution to the authorship question to appear in many decades”. Our discussion will put to rest many a mystery about the Bard of Love.

Registration is required for this event. Please register once to receive a Zoom link. Sponsored by the Cary Library Foundation.
Friends News
Donation Hours
The Friends of Cary Library currently accept book donations on a limited basis. 

You may drop off donations on 
Sundays from 1-4 PM in the South Entrance Lobby on green carts.

Please limit donations to 2 grocery size bags or 2 small boxes. Thank you!
Staff Reviews
Nicole was featured on NECN's Page Turner in January, discussing cozy books with these selections.

Cozy: The Art of Arranging Yourself in the World by Isabel Gillies
A Day So Gray by Marie Lamba
Art @ Cary
Visit the Living Room on the main floor to see the Black History Portrait Banners exhibit from the Association of Black Citizens of Lexington.
Rose Walsh-Cooke

On display in the Pierce Gallery (lower level) until the end of February 2022.
Garima Parakh

On display in the Piper Gallery (main level) until the end of February 2022.
Recent Programs
Wednesday, January 19
Contact the Programming Department
at caryprograms@minlib.net or (781) 862-6288 x84450