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Local Author: Charles Mark
Local Author

Charles Mark

Monday, January 12, 2015, at 10 AM

Local author Charles Mark, of South Deerfield, will speak about his published novels: Two Pussycats: A Fable of Our Time and Love and Fantasy in the Cuckoo Islands.

Charles Mark was born in 1923 in Prague, the capital of Czechoslovakia.  His interest in foreign languages began at an 8-year secondary academic educational institution, where, besides a full range of humanistic and scientific subjects, he studied Czech, German, Latin and French. Besides that, he studied at a one-year school of business administration, economics and English and Spanish. 

As a national of a country occupied by German armies during World War II, he was subject to conscription for labor duty, which he performed in a factory in Vienna. There he realized the practical usefulness of languages, being able to communicate in a labor camp with young men from France, Poland, Ukraine, Yugoslavia and Greece, and perfected his German and French to a remarkable fluency. Under heavy bombardment by allied forces, especially American, and with Soviet troops approaching from the East, he saved himself at the end of 1944 by fleeing from Vienna to Prague and hiding from the authorities until the end of the war. His personal experience with the misfortunes of others, suffering war injuries and death, gave him an unquestioned pacifist orientation for the rest of his life.  He eventually emigrated to the United States in 1954, where he taught in various high schools, colleges, and universities.

Among his publications are books entitled Research Studies in Comparative Sociology (1973) and Sociology of America (1976), an article in a sociological encyclopedia (Prague 1996) and many articles, book reviews and notes in journals in Prague and the United States. His biographical sketches in fictional form can be found in Vacha Masu’s Two Pussycats, a Fable of Our Time and Love and Fantasy in the Cuckoo Islands, two novels that were also translated and published in Czech and Chinese.

Teen & Tween Writing Club with Heather Richard

Monday Playgroup for Babies

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LEGO Club at the Library!

Saturdays, 10:30  to 11:30 AM

 Nov.   29
 Dec.  13, 27
 Jan.  10, 24
 Feb.  7
 Mar.  7, 21

Ages 6+ (with an adult)

The LEGO Club meets Saturdays in the Children’s Activities Room from 10:30 to 11:30 AM. The program allows children to come and explore the wonderful world of LEGOs with other interested children. A different theme is picked each session, and kids can build on that theme or build a creation of their own. After each club meeting, kids can put their LEGO creations on display at the Library for all to see until the next club. This program is designed for elementary school children but is open to kids of all ages.

Children may bring LEGOs from home.

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Monday Knitting Circle
2014 Fall Preschool Storytime Schedule
Hen reading to her chicks

These story/craft times for children ages 3-6 and their families will be held on Fridays at 11:00am in the Children's Room.

The storytime dates are as follows:

12, 19, 26
3, 10, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 21
December 5, 12, 19

Each storytime is approximately 45 minutes in length. Please join us for theme-related stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts!

Sponsored by the Frontier CFCE Program, which is funded through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.  This program does does necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Massachusetts Department of Education.  For more information, contact Karen Green, CFCE Coordinator at 665-8928.  Like us on Facebook at Frontier Regional CFCE Program.


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