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« Week of July 9, 2012 »
Start: 7:00 pm

In Jackie After O, local author Tina Cassidy gives a detailed and touching portrayal of one year in the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. In 1975, with her second husband’s health declining and her children ready to leave the nest, the former first-lady was left to redefine herself outside of her marriages and motherhood, which she did with grace and drive—helping to save Grand Central Station and taking a pivotal role in publishing.

Start: 6:00 pm

The NYT bestselling author of Little Bee and Incendiary visits the Coolidge for his new novel of passion, friendship, tragedy, and redemption. World-class athletes and best friends Zoe and Kate have trained, loved, fought, and grown up together. Now, on the eve of London 2012, their last Olympics, they must decide, when lives are at stake: What would you sacrifice for the people you love, if it meant giving up the thing that was most important to you in the world?

Start: 7:00 pm

NYT Bestselling author and host of NPR’s Studio 360, Kurt Andersen (Heyday, Turn of the Century) returns with his most masterful novel yet. When a celebrated attorney shocks the world by turning down a shot at the Supreme Court, she decides to finally reveal a startling secret from her childhood in the 60’s when she and her two best friends, inspired by the romance of the James Bond novels, stumbled across an intrigue that was all too real.

Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

We’ll get our hands a little dirty with this multimedia project, with each student taking home their own laminated bookmarks. Each will reflect their imaginative sense and help them with summer reading.

Learn how to do basic printmaking in this class. We will create drawings which will be used for printing two to three bookmarks. They will be enhanced with color and collage materials, laminated, and finished with string which will make them keepsakes.

Ages 6 to 10.

Class limited to 12 students.

You must pre-register. Fee is $40 per student per class. You can sign up for one or all four classes for $145.

Diane Bigda is a teacher at the Art Institute of Boston, where she teaches watercolor, natural history drawing, surface design and book illustration. She is the creator of all the Clearflour Bakery posters and the tree in the back of the Booksmith.

Anna Jo Beck will be assisting Diane. She is a senior at the Art Institute of Boston. In her spare time she doodles, binds books, and plays ukulele.

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