LOVELL – November programs are announced at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library.

The Book Discussion Group will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15. This month’s pick, “Disgrace” by J.M. Coetzee, was not available, and members are therefore asked to bring a short story or poem to share with the group. All are welcome.

The monthly speaker program will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, when Robert Williams will discuss “Horace Greeley and American Freedom.” Horace Greeley (1811-72) was America’s best known newspaper editor before the Civil War, helped found and name the Republican Party, published Karl Marx, arranged the nomination of Abraham Lincoln for president, bailed Jefferson Davis out of prison and ran for president in 1872, losing to U.S. Grant. Urging young Americans to “go West,” he spent most of his life in New York City.

Williams is Vail Professor of History Emeritus at Davidson College and teaches part-time at Bates College. He is the author of numerous books on modern Russian and European history and has also taught at Harvard, Williams and Washington University in St. Louis. He has been a summer resident of Lovell since 1939 and a full-time Lovell resident since 2003.

Preschool Storytime will be at 10 a.m. Mondays, Nov.15, 22 and 29, with Miss Patty. Children age 5 and under are welcome.

Charlotte’s Web, an afterschool program for children age 7 and up, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17. There will be board games, outdoor activities and every week a different arts and literature project with art teacher Sara Dube.


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