This Autumn, when students return to the classroom, embrace lifelong learning with our programs for adults!

Wednesday, September 17 at 7PM
Novel Ideas: Fiction Book Club for Adults

Make reading a social activity by joining us for the inaugural meeting of Novel Ideas. We will discuss Kate Atkinson’s latest work Life after Life. Every third Wednesday of the month, we will explore various time periods, places, and perspectives found between the covers of novels spanning different genres. Copies of each month’s selection will be available at the circulation desk approximately one month before the book club’s next meeting.

Thursday, September 25 at 7PM
Fort Warren and Boston Harbor’s Civil War Contribution

Join Kevin Rogers, the Friends of the Harbor Islands Community Outreach Coordinator, for a presentation about life at Fort Warren during the Civil War for both Union soldiers and Confederate prisoners. Mr. Rogers will also share amusing tales from the soldiers and discuss how the other Islands were used during the war as well as the unusual ways in which Boston residents have been involved with the fort.

Sunday, September 28 at 2PM
Music through the Decades with Davis Polansky

This fun-filled program shows how the last hundred-plus years of American and world history have influenced the great American Song Book. Using keyboard, trumpet, and vocals, Mr. Polansky brings alive the music of George M. Cohan, Irving Berlin, Fats Waller, George Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael, and a host of others: Musical hits from the gay 90s, World War I, the Roaring 20s, The Great Depression, WWII, Big Band, Swing Eras, Broadway and the Wild West. Mr. Polansky has played with Sandler and Young, Phyllis Diller, Henny Youngman, Ray Bolger, Arthur Fiedler, The Platters, The Coasters, and others.

Tuesday, October 7 at 7PM
Nonfiction Book Club for Adults

Join us for the inaugural bi-monthly meeting of our new Nonfiction Book Club for Adults! Our first selection is The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind and Changed the History of Free Speech in America by Thomas Healy. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.

Look for news about our Fall Innovation Series, developed in partnership with the Woburn Business Association. Woburn, once home to Charles Goodyear and Count Rumford, now is home to many science and technology companies propelling their industries forward. Join us on the first Thursday evening in October, November, and December to meet leaders from these companies and learn about their successes, future goals, and what they are looking for in prospective job candidates. Anyone from high school students to job seekers to those interested in hearing about the present and future work in these fields is welcome!

These programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Woburn Public Library. For more information or to arrange for accessibility, please contact Andrea Bunker by calling (781) 933-0148 or emailing

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