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Virtual Author Talk with Architect Stefan Al: SuperTall

Author, architect, and TED-Resident Stefan Al has worked on some of the largest buildings in the world. In his new book Supertall: How the World’s Tallest Buildings Are Reshaping Our Cities and Our Lives, he reveals the advancements in engineering, design, and data science that have led to a worldwide boom. Drawing on examples from the past (the Empire State Building, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower) and present (Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, London’s Shard, Shanghai Tower), he describes how the most remarkable skyscrapers have been designed and built.

Al explores the ingenious technological innovations in cement, wind resistance, elevator design, and air-conditioning that have made megastructures like the 160-stories-high Burj Khalifa a reality. And he examines the risks of wealth inequality, carbon emissions, and contagion these buildings yield, arguing for a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable built environment for everyone.

Register for this virtual program at https://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/xp_newpopevent.cfm?zeeOrg=MAYNARD&EventID=7018386

In collaboration with Belmont Public Library, Canton Public Library, Needham Free Public Library, Newton Free Library and Cary Memorial Library.

Virtual Author Talk with Morgan Talty

Debut author Morgan Talty will talk about his book, Night of the Living Rez, a collection of 12 interconnected stories set on the Penobscot Nation in Maine. “This is a collection where … everything small is connected to something bigger, something powerful. And in revealing those connections, Talty forms a rich and vast picture of what it is to be alive, with stunning clarity, empathy and unwavering honesty.” -New York Times.

Night of the Living Rez has been named Best Book of the Summer by the New York Times, TIME, The Boston Globe, Daily Beast, Esquire, Cosmopolitan and WBUR and received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly.

Talty will be in conversation with Megan Birch-McMichael, writer and manager of The Silver Unicorn Bookstore.

Register for this virtual event at https://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/xp_newpopevent.cfm?zeeOrg=MAYNARD&EventID=6991705

Sasquatch Search Escape Room

You’ve won a chance to spend the weekend with a renown cryptozoologist searching for Bigfoot! Will you find Bigfoot, or will you be stuck in the woods… forever?

The Sasquatch Search Escape Room will be run every half hour for groups of 3-6 people.
For ages 7-adult.

Space is limited.  Registration required at https://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/xp_newpopevent.cfm?zeeOrg=MAYNARD&EventID=7032943. When registering, please select the time slot that you would like to attend.

Friends of the Maynard Library Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Maynard Public Library will hold their fall used book sale on Saturday, Oct 1 from 10-4 as part of Maynard Fest. There will be thousands of books for adults and children, including fiction, cookbooks, travel, gardening and biographies. DVDs, music CDs and puzzles will also be available. The sale continues on Sunday, Oct 2 from 12-3. All proceeds benefit the Maynard Public Library.

Friends of the Maynard Library Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Maynard Public Library continue their fall used book sale on Sunday, Oct 2 from 12-3.  There will be thousands of books for adults and children, including fiction, cookbooks, travel, gardening and biographies. DVDs, music CDs and puzzles will also be available.  All proceeds benefit the Maynard Public Library.

Author Talk: Thomas Mickey: Victorian Flowers We Still Love

In person or via Zoom. Click here to register and receive the Zoom link.   Click here to register for in-person attendance.

Join author and master gardener Thomas Mickey as he discusses his latest book All about Flowers: James Vick’s Nineteenth-Century Seed Company.

Nineteenth century seed company owner James Vick (1818-1882) believed in being fair and honest with his customers. That ethical stance inspired his communication methods with his customers at a time when business owners thought ‘hype’ was essential.

Vick had been an editor and writer before his seed business.  He wrote his catalog and monthly magazine with words inspired with what would most help his customers.

The new book All about Flowers: James Vick’s Nineteenth-Century Seed Company illustrates how this nineteenth century seed company influenced both gardeners and the kind of garden that became essential, the Victorian flower garden.

The second half of the nineteenth century made possible a media-driven garden which included what the garden should look like, where it should be in the home landscape, and what plants ought to be in it.  The seed catalogs, garden magazines, and horticultural papers of the day suggested the plant varieties and indicated where to plant them in the garden.

James Vick’s story has not been told yet. He is known in his hometown Rochester, New York but he played a key role in gardens everywhere in nineteenth century America, whether of the wealthy, the middle class, the working class, or the city dweller.  Vick inspired gardeners everywhere with his own passion for gardening with flowers and his desire to spread the love of floriculture

Vick published yearly seed catalogs and a popular monthly garden magazine.  He systematized the seed business: growing seeds, drying them, packaging them, and shipping them around the country, well before both Sears and Montgomery Ward sent out their first catalog.

The eighteenth-century gardens of England included flowers that became popular in the nineteenth century Victorian garden as well.   Vick sold many of the same flowers. They continue to be essential in today’s flower garden. The list includes garden favorites like the geranium, nasturtium, lobelia, dahlia, morning glory, and hollyhock. They are among the Victorian flowers that remain our favorites.

With Maynard Community Gardeners

Sally Thurston

Book Mill Discussion Group

Book Mill Discussion Group

September Book Mill

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  978-897-1010  sthurston@minlib.net

Cookbook Club

September Cookbook Club

We’ll be discussing the recipes of Yotam Ottolenghi this month. He has many cookbooks including:




You can also find recipes online at https://ottolenghi.co.uk/recipes


Mystery Author Night At the MPL

Mystery Author Night

Mystery Author Night with Paula Munier, Sarah Stewart Taylor and Archer Mayor.

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  978-897-1010  sthurston@minlib.net