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Winchester Reads

Winchester Reads, now in its 16th year, is a community-wide reading event sponsored by the John and Mary Murphy Educational Foundation and coordinated by the Winchester Public Library, the Winchester Multicultural Network, Book Ends, and many enthusiastic volunteers.

book jacket for the book The Muralist


THE BOOK

This year the Winchester Reads committee has selected Barbara Shapiro's The Muralist, a thrilling story of art, history, love, and politics that traces the life and mysterious disappearance of a brilliant young artist on the eve of World War II.
Entwining the lives of both historical and fictional characters, the book looks at the divisiveness of prewar politics and the largely forgotten plight of European refugees refused entrance to the United States and captures the beginnings of the vibrant Abstract Expressionism movement in New York.


EVENTS

AN EVENING WITH BARBARA SHAPIRO
Thursday, October 26 at 7:30 PM 
McCall Middle School, 458 Main St.

HISTORICAL COMPLEXITIES OF THE MID-20TH CENTURY WITH LORIN MALONEY
Wednesday, October 11 at 7:30 PM 
Jenks Center, Cummings Room, 109 Skillings Rd.

BOOK DISCUSSIONS

Monday, September 18 at 7:00 PM
Winchester Public Library, 80 Washington St.

Wednesday, September 27 at 11:00 AM
Jenks Center, 109 Skillings Rd.

Tuesday, October 10 at 7:30 PM
Winchester Public Library, 80 Washington St.

Thursday, October 19 at 7:30 PM
Winchester Public Library, 80 Washington St.


READING TIE-INS

 

 If you are interested in learning more, please contact us at 781-721-7171 ext. 318.