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Author Andre Dubus, III to Read From 'Townie'
On Tuesday, February 26, at 6:30 PM, the South End Library and FOSEL will host acclaimed author, Andre Dubus III who will read from his compelling memoir, Townie. It describes his early life growing up amid violence and chaos on the poor side of local towns --including Haverill --after his father, the eminent writer Andre Dubus, left the family and visited only on Sundays. Townie was the 2011 New York Times Editors' Choice. Dubus III has published five other novels-- among themHouse of Sand and Fog, made into an Academy-award nominated movie,-- teaches at U Mass Lowell, and will come out with his next novel, Dirty Love, later this year. Author and essayist Doug Bauer will introduce him. For details, including all of the recent visiting authors' five favorite books, please visit our web site at www.friendsofsouthendlibrary.org. Seating is limited. Come early.
More About South End Branch Library
There's a lot more than books at the South End Branch Library. The building is a great community resource with computers and other tools, and also offers programs for children and adults. The library's collection includes books and documents pertaining to local history, as well a large collection of adult fiction and scholarly reading. Popular newspapers and magazines are available, as are music CDs, DVDs and audiobooks. The children's section includes a large collection of picture and story books.
The library offers free Wi-Fi for those with laptop computers, and free access (with library card) to a bank of desktop computers. Printers are also available.
The South End Branch Library offers many programs throughout the year, including recurring weekly story hours for children, film programs and a monthly adult book club. English classes are offered to adults on a weekly basis. Seasonal programming includes craft, music and literary programs, and a Summer Reading Club for children. During summer months, visitors can enjoy the adjacent Library Park, with bench seating and Wi-Fi access.
Other events here
- South End Writes - Alice Hoffman Tomorrow, May 21, 6:30 pm
- Preschool Story Time Weekly on Wednesdays, 10:30 am–11:00 am
- Writing in the World: A Creative Workshop for Adults Weekly on Thursdays, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
- Noire Fridays Weekly on Fridays, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
- Toddler Story Hour Weekly on Mondays, 10:30 am–11:30 am
- South End Writes - Alica Stone Tue, Jun 11, 6:30 pm
- South End Writes - Phillip Gambone Tue, Jun 18, 6:30 pm