The Friends of the Carlisle COA and the Friends of the Gleason Library invite you to attend a three part lecture/discussion series to be held on Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. at the Hollis Room at the Gleason Library. Immigration law in the United States, past, present and future has been a hot-button issue in the news and political discourse. Navigating the legal labyrinth involved with immigrating here is crucial to the approximately two million people who come to the US each year to live and work. This series of lectures aims at providing an understanding of the politics and mechanics of our immigration policy and law.
  • SEPTEMBER 25 - Historical overview of US Immigration Law and Policy, from the 19th-century days of migrations driven by famine, revolution and gold, to the 20th century origins of a quota system.
  • OCTOBER 2 - Navigating the labyrinth of the current immigration system.
  • OCTOBER 9 - Proposed changes to US immigration law and its opposition, including both political and practical hurdles and the potential consequence.
Attorney Giannetti has a JD degree from Boston College, a Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and a Masters of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. He has practiced immigration law for more than a decade and has taught at private and public colleges and universities in Massachusetts since 2001.

Please call (978) 369-4898 to reserve your spot for these free lectures.

American Musical Theater with Richard Travers

Broadway has been the epicenter for Musical Theater for almost 100 years. This 3-part lecture series will give an historical overview of the composers, performers and dancers of American Musical Theater.

  • OCTOBER 23 - An overview of the development of American Musical Theater including Minstrel Shows, Juke Box and contemporary musicals. Great composers (a partial list includes Gershwin, Kern, Porter, Rodgers, Lloyd-Webber etc) will be discussed as well as the famous librettists (Hart, Hammerstein, Schwartz, etc.).
  • OCTOBER 30 - The Music of Stephen Sondheim: This lecture is all about the music and creative process of the multiple award-winning Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim; from his beginnings in the classic West Side Story through such ground breaking musicals as Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods and A Little Night Music.
  • NOVEMBER 6 - The Pulitzer Prize Winning Musicals: Composers, songs and performers of the 8 musicals that have won the Pulitzer will be presented and discussed.
Richard Travers earned a masters degree in Choral Conducting from the Boston Conservatory and a degree in Music Education from Berklee College of Music. A music educator in the Newton Public Schools since 1976, he also has served as director of numerous choirs, the Masterworks Chorale, Rosie's Place Jazz Choir and many other groups in the Boston area and abroad.

Please register at (978) 369-4898. Lectures to be held on Wednesdays at the Gleason Library from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Regional Identities in American Art with Martin Fox

Thursday, January 30 at 7pm (snowdate February 13th).

As part of the "6th Annual Carlisle Reads": American Nations by Colin Woodward, the Friends of the Carlisle COA will be sponsoring Mr. Fox's presentation on the regional differences in American Art during the 19th through mid 20th centuries. Mr. Fox is a Professor of Art History at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, author of many publications, and an independent scholar. As a freelance editor and museum professional, he has contributed to the creation of catalogs, curriculum, and print materials for museums including New Hampshire's Currier Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Dia Art Foundation, the Museum of Modern Art, the International Center of Photography, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, and for publishers Harcourt, McGraw-Hill and Yale University Press.

This event will be held at the Hollis Room at the Gleason Library. Space is limited. Please make reservations by calling the Gleason Library at 978-369-4898.

Art Matters with Jane Blair

  • MARCH 5, 2014 - The Italian Renaissance : After almost 1000 years of "dark ages", the genius of Da Vinci and Michelangelo led the way for a "Rebirth" of learning, art and humanity. They helped to cast a bright light on culture, and to rekindle a love of learning which encouraged science, new technology and a growing humanity. Join us for a look at their lives, their work, and a discussion of the Italian Renaissance.
  • MARCH 12, 2014 - Leonardo Da Vinci: He was one of the greatest painters in the world, but paining was not what he did the best. He was a scientist, a chemist, a mathematician, an engineer, a designer of military equipment and strategist, a sculptor, a concert level musician, and an inventor. Join us for a look into all the works of Leonardo Da Vinci and the vision that was his genius.
  • MARCH 19, 2014 - Pablo Picasso : Whether you swear by him or at him, Picasso was undeniably the most successful and influential artist of the 20th century. He was able to change his style, so quickly, so completely, that he seemed like many different artists. You can't like it all, he made over 50,000 works of art. However, there will be one era, one style, even a single painting, that will make you say; "I didn't know Picasso did that, I love that".
Jane Blair is an artist, art educator in many fine art disciplines, and owner of ARTMatters, an art awareness program serving schools, libraries and senior groups. She has BFA from Boston University, a MFA from the University of Illinois and is a PK-12 certified art educator.

Please register at (978) 369-4898. Lectures will be held on Wednesdays 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
at St. Irene's Church, 181 East Street in Carlisle

Health Series - APRIL 2014

Three lectures in April 2014 as described below.

Please register at (978) 369-4898. Lectures will be held the Gleson Library
  • Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - Sleep Disorders with Neil Kruszkowski
    The elements and "architecture" of a "normal" night's sleep will be discussed. What can go wrong with sleep and the overall health effects of disordered sleep as well as various common therapies will be examined. What changes in our sleep as we age and how sleep testing is done will also be covered.

    Mr. Kruszkowski is Director of Cardiopulmonary/Neurology/Sleep Disorders for Emerson Hospital. He is a Registered Respiratory Therapist since 1979 and a credentialed Sleep Disorders Specialist.

  • Wedsnesday, April 16 at 1:30 p.m. - Healthy Heart with Lincoln Pinsky, M.D.
    Would you like to understand how to prevent a stroke or heart attack and know more about atrial fibrillation? If so, plan to attend an informational session with Dr. Pinsky to learn more about keeping your heart healthy, medications and other interventions used, and terms you may encounter. Dr. Pinsky will provide information and answer your questions.

    Dr. Pinsky is a Carlisle resident who is a Board Certified Physician with over 40 years of experience in Internal Medicine and Cardio Vascular Disease, most recently working in Lowell and at Lowell General Hospital. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and did his post-graduate studies at Boston City Hospital, New England Medical Center and University Hospital.

  • Wednesday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m. - Dental Issues with Andrea Richman, DMD, PC
    Dr. Richman will be discussing the important relationship between Oral Health and overall health. Learn how proper oral care changes over the years, and best to prevent problems. She will also discuss the various options for replacing missing teeth, and answer any other questions you might have.

    Dr. Richman had been practicing General Dentistry in Carlisle for the past 33 years. She received her dental degree from Tufts University in 1978 and did a general practice residency at Boston City Hospital. She is Past President of the Massachusetts Dental Society.