Saturday, August 31, 2013

Photo Gallery

Gloria Moran, OBOC Committee member, greets Anh Nguyen, who spoke about life in Vietnam at our "Pho for Lunch" program.  (Dragon House by John Shors was our chosen title)

John Shors, author of Dragon House, and Mary O'Connell, Reference Librarian at the Bridgewater Public Library.

Joohn Shors visited the Bridgewater Public Library to say hello to the staff.

Lorraine Carrozza, Mary O'Connell, Gloria Moran, Kristi Marsh, Evelyn DeLutis.
Kristi presented a program on "Goin' Organic with a Budget Friendly Attitude", as part of our program
celebrating "The town that Food Saved" by author Ben Hewitt (spring of 2012)

Mary O'Connell, Nancy Sarno, author Ben Hewitt, Gloria Moran, Sue McCombe

When we were reading The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan, we were treated to a demonstration
of traditional middle-eastern dancing.  (fall 2012)

Amir (dancer), Gloria Moran, Mary O'Connell, Liz Moura, Sue McCombe, Evelyn DeLutis.

Sue McCombe of BSU introduced Pat Donovan, who spoke about how to make Nantucket baskets.

Pat Donovan brought along a selection of his Nantucket baskets to share with the audience. 
Program:  Sailors' Arts and hearts, part of our "In the Heart of the Sea" semester (spring 2013)

"All About Whales" was presented by Krill Carson, from Bridgewater State University. (April 2013)

The One Book One Community committee has had a lot of fun over the years, read some great books, and met some interesting authors.

Helen Cassiani on her wedding day, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Bridgewater.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Stop at the Bridgewater Public Library and see a selection of photos and other materials related to Helen Cassiani's imprisonment during WWII.

Helen Cassiani came home in 1945 after being released from the Japanese prison camp.  This is a photo of Helen arriving at Logan Airport.

This is a photo of Helen Cassiani in her later years.

High School photo

Helen Cassiani

The Fall 2013 selection for One Book One Community is We Band of Angels, by Elizabeth Norman.  Helen Cassiani of Bridgewater was one of the nurses captured by the Japanese during WW2.  Her story is told in this book.