Thursday January 31, 2013

During the winter months, the museum archives at the Stockbridge Library will offer a special two-part program to introduce local author, Catharine Sedgwick (1789-1867), to modern readers.

On Saturday, Feb. 2, at 1 p.m., Sedgwick scholar Lucinda Damon-Bach will present an introductory program focusing on Sedgwick’s early novels that launched her 40-year career as an author. This lecture will be free and open to the public.

Following the lecture, those who register will have six weeks to read two of Sedgwick’s novels, "A New England Tale" (1822) and "Redwood: A Tale" (1824). Damon-Bach will then host a book circle discussion on Saturday, March 23, at 1 p.m.

Information: Curator Barbara Allen at (413) 298-5501.