Wed 3/12 7:00 PM
Join William Landay for an evening of lively discussion.
Tue 3/25 7:00 PM
Thomas J. Mickey, a Master Gardener who has been gardening for over 25 years, and author of three books, including Best Garden Plants for New England and America’s Romance with the English Garden, will share his knowledge of the English garden.
Please join us in Hunneman Hall at Main Library on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. Sponsored by the Trustees of the Public Library of Brookline. Admission is free.***Rescheduled from Feb 13***
Boston Marathon History By the Mile, by Paul C. Clerici
Thu 4/10 7:00 PM
Join us for an evening of Boston Marathon history with local author Paul C. Clerici.
This event is free and open to the public. Copies of Mr. Clerici's book will be available for purchase.
From Hopkinton to Boylston Street, the beloved 26.2 miles of the Boston Marathon mark historic moments and memories dating back to 1897. Town by town and step by step, follow author, journalist, and runner Paul C. Clerici as he goes deeper into each town and city along the route with firsthand descriptions of the course from the uphill climbs to the spirited sprints. Insightful anecdotes, from the naming of Heartbreak Hill to the incorporation of women runners, reveal meaningful racing heritage along the route. This comprehensive and unique journey also explores the stories behind notable landmarks, statues, and mile markers throughout the course. Woven into the course history is expert advice on how to run each leg of the race from renowned running coach Bill Squires. Whether you’re a runner, spectator, or fan, Boston Marathon History by the Mile has it all.
About the Author: Paul C. Clerici, author of the History of the Greater Boston Track Club (The History Press), is a freelance journalist, writer, photographer, and former newspaper editor and sports editor who has been recognized in the Who’s Who in the East publication. He has written for the Foxboro Reporter and Walpole Times newspapers, as well as for the Boston College Chronicle, Level Renner, New England Patriots Weekly, New England Runner, North End Magazine, Orlando Attractions Magazine, Running Times, and State Street Journal magazines, and has produced shows at Walpole Community Television. A New England Press Association and Massachusetts Press Association award winner, he is also a regular contributor to Marathon & Beyond magazine. The race director of the Camy 5K Run & David 5K Walk, he has competed in nearly every distance from the mile to the marathon—including two triathlons, forty-three marathons, and twenty-three consecutive Boston Marathons—and has won several age-group and Clydesdale awards. A graduate of Curry College, the Walpole High School Hall of Fame member resides in his Massachusetts hometown.