Virtual Author Talk with Nina Simon

Virtual workshop via Zoom

  You’re invited to join Nina Simon online as chats about her lighthearted whodunnit about a grandmother-mother-daughter trio of amateur sleuths, Mother-Daughter Murder Night.  Mother-Daughter Murder Night follows high-powered business woman Lana Rubicon. She has a lot to be proud of with the L.A. real estate empire she’s built. But when she finds herself trapped 300 miles north of the city with her adult daughter Beth and teenage granddaughter Jack, Lana is stuck counting otters instead of square footage—and hoping that boredom won’t kill her before the cancer does. Nothing brings a family together like a murder next door! When Jack happens upon a dead body while kayaking she quickly becomes a suspect in the homicide investigation, and the Rubicon women are thrown into chaos. Beth thinks Lana should focus on recovery, but Lana has a better idea–find the true murderer, protect her family, and prove she still has power! Nothing brings a family together like a murder next door. For more information, and to register for these and other upcoming talks, go to https://libraryc.org/greenfieldpubliclibrary  This program, brought to you by the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium, is free and open to…

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Fair Housing 101

Virtual workshop via Zoom

Has a landlord refused to rent to you because you have a Section 8 voucher? Has a landlord refused to allow you to have a needed service or assistance animal? Have you been turned away for an apartment because it's not deleaded and you have young kids?Massachusetts Fair Housing Center wants you to know your rights! Join MFHC on May 8th, from 6:30-7:30pm, for a virtual training in collaboration with the Franklin Community Co-op on state and federal fair housing laws. Register at https://bit.ly/3xovLME

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Virtual Author Talk with Douglas Brunt

Virtual workshop via Zoom

Join us as we chat with New York Times bestselling author, Douglas Brunt, about his bestselling debut non-fiction work The Mysterious Case of Rudolph Diesel: Genius, Power, and Deception on the Eve of World War I. This book reveals the hidden history of Rudolf Diesel, one of the world’s greatest inventors, and his mysterious disappearance from the steamship Dresden on the eve of World War I.  September 29, 1913: the steamship Dresden is halfway between Belgium and England. On board is one of the most famous men in the world, Rudolf Diesel, whose new internal combustion engine is on the verge of revolutionizing global industry forever. But Diesel never arrives at his destination. He vanishes during the night and headlines around the world wonder if it was an accident, suicide, or murder. After rising from an impoverished European childhood, Diesel had become a multi-millionaire with his powerful engine that does not require expensive petroleum-based fuel. In doing so, he became not only an international celebrity but also the enemy of two extremely powerful men: Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and John D. Rockefeller, the founder of Standard Oil and the richest man in the world. For more information, and to…

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