Events


Eighteenth Annual Carlisle Lecture Series (2021-2022)





The Poetry of Popular Song

Join the Friends of the Carlisle Council on Aging and Friends of Gleason Public Library for this two-part Zoom lecture series, this October.
  • Wednesday, October 6, 1:30 p.m.: Musical Theater.
    We will look/listen to songs from: West Side Story, My Fair Lady, Company, South Pacific, Nine, Les Mis , The Man From La Mancha and others.


  • Wednesday, October 13, 1:30 p.m.: The Great American Song Book
    'Standard' tunes that we all know and love. We will look and listen to: Embraceable You, Come Rain or Come Shine, Falling in Love with Love, A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, Unforgettable, and more.

    Brian M. O'Connell is Director and Founder of the Sarteano Chamber Choral Conducting Workshop in Tuscany since 2004. Brian received his master’s degree in Choral Conducting and Certification in Voice Therapy from Boston Conservatory. At Boston University he completed all his course work for his Doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching with Music Education emphasis.

  Brian has been on the faculties of seven institutions of higher education: Berklee College, Boston University, Tufts, Northeastern, New England Conservatory, Boston Conservatory and UMass/Lowell. He has also taught at Lexington and Cambridge Rindge and Latin high schools.

  Registration is required; visit gleasonlibrary.org/events or call 978-369-4898 to reserve your spot and receive the Zoom login information.






Fall Series

The following programs will be held in the Hollis Room at the Gleason Public Library at 22 Bedford Road, Carlisle, MA 01741 or on zoom. Please indicate in your registration at gleasonlibrary.org/events or when you call 978- 369-4898, which way you prefer to attend if we offer an in-person/online hybrid. In-person seating will be limited and prioritized based on registration date.

Current Changes to U.S. Immigration Law

Wednesday, October 20, 1:30-2:30 PM

Presented by Jason Giannetti, Esquire, an Immigration lawyer who received a Jurist Doctor degree from Boston College of Law, a Master’s of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School, and a Master’s of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University.



Stepping Stone to Oblivion: A History of the U.S. Vice-Presidency

Tuesday, October 26 1:30-2:30 PM

Join historian Paolo Di Gregorio as he talks about the difficult position of the number two job in the American government. The Vice Presidency comes with a title, but very little power, and often less respect. This lecture will look at the history of the vice presidency, the office, and the men and woman who have held it.

Paolo Di Gregorio, the Artifactual Scholar, is a historian, archaeologist, and educator with a passion for telling the stories of our past. He has presented numerous historical lectures and discussions on a variety of topics in American, European, and World history.



The Play Spirit in Everyday Life

Wednesday, November 3 1:30-2:30 PM

Presented by Jason Giannetti, Esquire, an Immigration lawyer who received a Jurist Doctor degree from Boston College of Law, a Master’s of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School, and a Master’s of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University.





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