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Three lectures next week at Waterstone

For many people, the fall season fills us with the urge to learn. In that spirit, Waterstone at Wellesley will host three history lectures next week (Nov. 15-21) on a diverse range of topics.

On Nov. 17, historian Herb Belkin will give a presentation on the Jewish Diaspora at 4 p.m. Belkin will discuss the 2000-year migration with a particular emphasis on the arrival of European Jews in America during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Belkin has taught courses on modern Jewish history at several universities and writes a column on Jewish affairs for the Jewish Journal.

On Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m., professor Kevin Comtois will discuss American music of the WWII era, following Tin Pan Alley and jazz all the way to swing and show tunes to examine how popular music evolved as the war began and continued. Comtois teaches history and government at Northern Essex Community College and frequently gives lectures on the social and political history of American music at area libraries.

Then, on Nov. 20, librarian Izzi Abrams will present a lecture on the life and work of visionary American architect Frank Lloyd Wright at 3:15 p.m. Wright was a pioneer of the Prairie School architecture movement and is renowned for his innovative homes and buildings, many of which exist today as museums and historical landmarks across the U.S.  Abrams is a librarian at Swampscott Public Library, where she leads a weekly book group.

We hope you’ll join us for one or all of these events!  See below for full details.

Herb Belkin to present lecture on the Jewish Diaspora
Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m.
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Kevin Comtois to present lecture on the music of WWII
Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
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Izzi Abrams to present lecture on Frank Lloyd Wright
Friday, Nov. 20 at 3:15 p.m.
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