Join us at the Elizabeth Taber Library for our monthly Mystery Book Club meeting, which is always held the first Wednesday of every month at 11:00am. The books we will be discussing are:
December 3rd: Caught by Harlan Coben
Please stop into the Library today to register and reserve a copy of each month’s book.
Join us on Thursday, May 7th, for a presentation and discussion on Ukraine with Myron Stachiw. The past decade in Ukraine has witnessed a series of social and political upheavals: first, the “Orange Revolution” of 2004-2005; then a decade of hope and disappointment when the gains made after the Orange Revolution were rolled back by a repressive government; and then the popular uprising that resulted in the “Revolution of Dignity” and flight of the president in 2013-2014; and finally Russian instigation and direct support of separatist movements, military invasion, and annexation of Ukraine’s sovereign territory. Russia’s action have changed the diplomatic foundations and guiding principles of international relations among countries that guided the post-World War II world. The lecture will discuss the long social and cultural history of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia; the nature of the Orange Revolution and the Revolution of Dignity; and the possible future outcomes of the current, frozen conflict facing Ukraine and the world.
Myron Stachiw is an educator, historian, archaeologist, and architectural historian. He received his B.A. in Anthropology from Brown University, and specialized in historical archaeology. He then went on to earn a M.A. in American and New England Studies at Boston University. From 2006-2012 he served as Director of the Ukraine Office of the Institute of Higher Education and the Fulbright Program in Ukraine. Currently, Myron is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
This program is co-sponsored by the Elizabeth Taber Library and the Sippican Historical Society. For more information, please call 508-748-1252.