What do Jimmy Kimmel and Mark Twain have in common? In addition to being very funny men, both challenged a leading politician on some of the most pressing issues of their day. In his new book, The True Flag, award-winning foreign correspondent Stephen Kinzer reveals how Mark Twain tried to thwart Theodore Roosevelt’s push for the American invasion of Cuba and the Philippines-and how the Spanish-American war became the first chapter in our long, complicated history of international intervention. In his upcoming talk at the Brookline Public Library, Kinzer will take us back to Twain’s and Roosevelt’s time to show us how the power of the press and “fake news” shaped our past as it does the present. Please come to Hunneman Hall at the Library, 361 Washington Street, on Monday Dec. 4 at 7 PM for “An Evening with Stephen Kinzer.” Our community bookstore, Brookline Booksmith, will be on hand to sell books.
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NEW FAMILY WELCOME POINT PERSON:
Join Lawrence's New Family Welcome by being a first point of contact to families new to Lawrence. The welcome team is in search of 1 or 2 more members to help with school tours, showing new families around the school and answering any questions they may have. Tours currently occur one Tuesday per month at 8:15 (after drop-off) and one Thursday at 1:40 (before pick-up), so anyone who can commit to two or three of those per semester would be a big help! The welcome team would appreciate any help, but is seeking a middle school parent/caregiver, in particular, to add to the range of experience available to new families. Please email email@example.com to get involved.