Library Presents Virtual Series With Author/Reporter Ted Reinstein Starting Oct. 8

by | Oct 7, 2020

The Auburn Library is hosting a four-part virtual series about New England with author and Chronicle reporter, Ted Reinstein beginning October 8 at 7pm.

This program will be presented via Zoom. The entry link will be emailed to you by the Library Director one hour before the program. See below for registration information.

The first in the series is entitled “Fighting Back: New England Underdogs“. Ted’s presentation will introduce you to underdogs like New Bedford’s Lynn Donahue, who seemed destined growing up to go the way of drugs and crime, but instead ended up adding the word, “Dr.” to her name. You will ‘meet’ Mabray “Doc” Kountze, who defied the odds against him to become the first Black sportswriter to receive a Red Sox press pass. And sometimes an underdog can be an entire city, like Gloucester, which has found a way to forge on from a heyday long gone, and a future that’s uncertain.

Author of three books about New England, Ted Reinstein has always had his eye out—and his heart open—to the region’s true “underdogs”, people who have had to overcome harsh challenges and sometimes brutal setbacks, but who have survived, and even triumphed, in the face of adversity. And sometimes, the triumph is simply to have come out from darkness into light, and able to move forward, living a life of dignity and purpose.

Join Ted from the comfort of your home for an hour-long virtual visit around New England with some of the most inspiring, warm—even funny stories (Rich Benoit defied Tesla and built his own car!)—you’ve never heard. Complete with great photographs, and a Q&A with Ted.

This program will be presented via Zoom. The entry link will be emailed to you by the Library Director one hour before the program.

Registration is required for all presentations. Register online at www.auburnlibrary.org or call the Library for assistance Monday – Friday | 8:00am – 4:00pm | 508.832.7790

Presentation Series Schedule

All presentations are on Thursday at 7:00pm

October 8th “Fighting Back: New England’s Underdogs”

November 5th “New Normal New England Road Trip”

December 10th “New England General Stores”

January 14th “Who Knew?”


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