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Two Sides of the Same Coin: The Lennon/McCartney Dynamic

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Thursday, October 26 7:00 PM Main Library Few songwriting teams are as well respected as the duo of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Beatles scholar Aaron Krerowicz returns for this multimedia presentation will compare and contrast their songwriting over the course of The Beatles’ career. America’s only professional Beatles scholar, Aaron Krerowicz won a research grant […]

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Eating People: A Lewis Walpole Library Lecture

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016 7:00 PM Lewis Walpole Library, 154 Main Street In the course of the long eighteenth century—the Age of Caricature, and of The Rise of the Novel—the British reading public perfected the pastime of savoring characters.  In a flourishing print culture, buying and selling likenesses of people and types became a business—and […]

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Director’s College: Dvorak, The Happy Soul

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016 7:00 PM Main Library Antonín Dvorak was the happiest and least neurotic of the Romantics. He was barely literate and hardly a deep thinker (locomotives were his chief passion outside of music). The cheery Czech was greatly influenced by his native folk culture which inspired him to write a plethora of […]

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Bawdy Bodies: Satires of Unruly Women – A Lewis Walpole Lecture

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2016 7:00 PM LEWIS WALPOLE LIBRARY 154 MAIN STREET Cynthia Roman, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Paintings at the LWL and co-curator of the current exhibition will talk about “Bawdy Bodies: Satires of Unruly Women.” Characterized by comically grotesque figures performing lewd and vulgar actions, bawdy humor provided a poignant vehicle to […]

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Strawberry Hill Restored: The Past, Present, and Future of Horace Walpole’s Little Gothic Castle

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On Thursday, September 24, the Lewis Walpole Library, in collaboration with the Farmington Libraries and the Village Lecture Series, will host a lecture by Michael Snodin, former head of the Designs section of the Department of Prints, Drawings, and Paintings at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, entitled Strawberry Hill Restored: The Past, Present, and […]

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“In the Midst of the Jovial Crowd”: Young James Boswell in London, 1762–1763

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On Thursday, September 19, the Lewis Walpole Library will host a special showing of its current exhibition, “In the Midst of the Jovial Crowd”: Young James Boswell in London, 1762–1763, complete with a talk about James Boswell from exhibition curator, James Caudle, Associate Editor, Yale Edition of the Private Papers of James Boswell. This event […]

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