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Brown Bag Lecture: The Battle of the Bulge (95th)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
95th Street Library
Meeting Room A
Bring a sack lunch to the library’s lunchtime lecture series at 12:30 p.m., and then stay for an engaging lecture beginning at 1 p.m. The library will provide coffee and dessert. This month, veteran battlefield historian Robert Mueller presents Battle of the Bulge: The Forgotten Heroes. Although the Battle of the Bulge was western Europe’s largest battle of World War II and eventually involved over one million combatants, German plans for turning the tide of the war were defeated by small groups of American soldiers who were in the right place at the right time and frequently mad the ultimate sacrifice. Mueller will revisit the places and remember the men who beat Hitler’s last desperate gamble.
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Brown Bag Lecture: Catch the Twain, an Evening with Mark Twain (95th)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
95th Street Library
Meeting Room A
Bring a sack lunch to the library’s lunchtime lecture series at 12:30 p.m., and stay for an engaging lecture beginning at 1 p.m. This month, Warren Brown, a Mark Twain scholar, will present an interactive, first-person portrayal, Chautauqua-style talk as Mark Twain. Drawing from over 20 years of experience portraying Twain, Brown will bring this great American hero to life– telling of his life, writings and world travels. Brown authentically replicates the courageous spirit of America’s greatest humorist, demonstrating Twain’s down-to-earth wit and wisdom that are perfect antidotes to today’s fast-paced world.
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Brown Bag Lecture: Lady Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales (95th)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
95th Street Library
Meeting Room A
Bring a sack lunch to the library’s lunchtime lecture series at 12:30 p.m., and stay for an engaging lecture beginning at 1 p.m. Join historian Jim Gibbons as he discusses one of the world’s most beloved princesses to this day, Lady Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales. Gibbons will discuss Diana’s life as princess, her marriage, motherhood, royal presence and controversial death. Gibbons will also explain how Diana’s legend lives on as she lived her life like a “Candle in the Wind.”
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Brown Bag Lecture: Benjamin Franklin – Stories of Revolution (95th)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
95th Street Library
Meeting Room A
Bring a sack lunch to the library’s lunchtime lecture series at 12:30 p.m. and stay for an engaging lecture beginning at 1 p.m. Join living history impersonator Robert Lindsey as he invites audience members to dinner with Ben Franklin, telling stories of his youth, inventions, public institutions and people of the revolution. From Philadelphia, London and Paris, enjoy stories of spies, secret codes, court intrigues, Congressional jealousies and America’s most clever ambassador, Ben Franklin, printer.
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Brown Bag Lecture: Life in a Japanese-American Internment Camp (95th)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
95th Street Library
Meeting Room A/B
Bring a sack lunch to the library’s lunchtime lecture series at 12:30 p.m., and stay for an engaging lecture beginning at 1 p.m. This month, join historian Sarah Okner as she discusses life in a Japanese-American internment camp. Drawn from first-hand accounts from her grandparents and 15 years of research, Okner illustrates the details of daily life that more than 120,000 people of Japanese heritage (most American citizens) endured following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Forcibly removed from their homes and relocated to remote camps, they would spend the rest of the war here.
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Brown Bag Lecture: Hamilton’s Women (95th)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
95th Street Library
Meeting Room A/B
Hamilton’s Women - This program will continue as scheduled.
Bring a sack lunch to the library’s lunchtime lecture series at 12:30 p.m., and stay for an engaging lecture beginning at 1 p.m. The library will provide coffee and dessert. This month, meet the sisters who captivated Alexander Hamilton as Leslie Goddard presents a first-person portrayal of Hamilton’s Women. In this living-history program, Goddard will introduce audience members to Hamilton’s wife, Elizabeth Hamilton, her charming and witty sister Angelica Schuyler Church, and her younger sister, high-spirited Peggy Schuyler van Rensselaer.
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Brown Bag Lecture: Vietnam War (95th)

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
95th Street Library
Meeting Room A/B
Bring a sack lunch to the library’s lunchtime lecture series at 12:30 p.m., and stay for an engaging lecture beginning at 1 p.m. The library will provide coffee and dessert. This month, historian Jim Gibbons will discuss the Vietnam War.
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