THIS WEEK IN APRIL

  1. Saturday May 13 TIMOTHY SNYDER DISCUSSES "ON TYRANNY" SATURDAY, MAY 13; 3 PM TIMOTHY SNYDER, noted historian, will discuss his book, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century. He offers citizens practical advice from our past, adapted for the world of today. He posted his 20 Lessons...
  2. Monday May 15 DAN YACCARINO DEBUTS NEW PICTURE BOOK MONDAY, MAY 15; 6:30 PM DAN YACCARINO will introduce his new children’s book, Morris Mole, which he wrote and illustrated. Morris Mole has always been a little different. That difference is a big help when the moles are running low...
  3. Tuesday May 16 CARRIE JONES DEBUTS KIDS MIDDLE GRADE NOVEL TUESDAY, MAY 16; 6:30 PM CARRIE JONES, author of the kids’ middle grade novel Time Stoppers is coming to visit with its sequel, Quest for the Golden Arrow. We find that Annie is no longer a Nobody – she’s a...
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TIMOTHY SNYDER DISCUSSES "ON TYRANNY"

SATURDAY, MAY 13; 3 PM

TIMOTHY SNYDER, noted historian, will discuss his book, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century. He offers citizens practical advice from our past, adapted for the world of today. He posted his 20 Lessons in a Facebook post in November 2016. It has since received more than one million views, having been reposted, republished, and retweeted countless times. His lessons have resonated with a world-wide audience. He writes that “history does not repeat, but it does instruct”—and we must heed its warnings. “The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century.” SOURCEBOOKS

Timothy Snyder is the Housum Professor and Levin Chair of History at Yale University. He is the author of Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin and Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning. He is a member of the Committee on Conscience of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and permanent fellow of the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna.

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