The season of the Davis Library.

The season of the Davis Library.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Mark Kurlansky was great!

Marcia and Kelly went to go see Mark Kurlansky at the Colonial. He was a pretty good speaker & seemed to hint that he knew a whole heck of a lot more about the world than he was letting on!

Some other books of his I'd like to look into (having already read Salt: A World History and half of Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World) are The Food of a Younger Land, The Basque History of the World and especially Nonviolence: 25 Lessons from the History of a Dangerous Idea. He's one of the great big-picture thinkers.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Mark Kurlansky, author of Cod and Salt at the Colonial

Mark Kurlansky, author of Cod and Salt at the Colonial Theatre Weds 3/24 7pm - FREE! Please RSVP to the Colonial 603.352.2033



Cod tells the story of “the fish that changed the world.” It tells of the long and complex history of the cod fishing, how it has spurred wars and revolutions and how the settlement of North America was driven by it. “Cod is a charming tour of history with all its economic forces laid bare and a fish story embellished with great gastronomic detail. It is also a tragic tale of environmental failure, of depleted fishing stocks where once the cod’s numbers were legendary. In this deceptively whimsical biography of a fish, Mark Kurlansky brings a thousand years of human civilization into captivating focus.”


Mark Kurlansky is the New York Times-bestselling and James A. Beard Award-winning author of many books, including The Food of a Younger Land; Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World; Salt: A World History; 1968: The Year That Rocked the World; The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell; The Last Fish Tale: The Fate of the Atlantic and Survival in Gloucester, America’s Oldest Fishing Port and Most Original Town; and Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea, as well as the novel Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue. He is the winner of a Bon App├ętit American Food and Entertaining Award for Food Writer of the Year, and the Glenfiddich Food and Drink Award for Food Book of the year, as well as a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He lives in New York City.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Johnny Cash Tribute for Prison Book Project

8 April 2010 Providence, RI

9 April 2010 Northampton, MA

10 April 2010 Somerville, MA

28 April 2010Portland, ME

Listen to amazing bands play Johnny Cash favorites, raise money to promote prison literacy.

Kelly will be there videotaping & photographing the Northampton, MA show.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Upcoming Event!

Saturday Mar 13, 7pm - It's Not About the Hike

The Friends of the Library will be hosting a presentation in the Stoddard Town Hall called "It's Not About the Hike" by Nancy Sporborg and Pat Piper. They are 2 women who started out with noontime walks which grew to hikes and have discovered what they have gotten from the experience is NOT ABOUT THE HIKE. I'm told it is an inspiring, uplifting experience.

Join us!

Check out this interview with Elizabeth Kostova, author of The Historian to promote her new book, The Swan Thieves at