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Sunday, November 2
2 PM, Large Meeting Room

Photo of Joe Blatt and children“New Technologies—Tools for Lifelong Life-wide Learning”

Friends of Cary welcomes Lexington residents and speakers Joe Blatt, son Julian, and daughter Talia, who will explore how new technologies can facilitate a lifetime of life-wide learning. 

Life-wide learning occurs outside classrooms. In museums, at historic sites, on local streets, during vacation travel, in shopping malls—and, of course, in libraries! Discover how people of all ages are using their smart devices and turning their entire worlds into learning environments.

Joe Blatt teaches about children’s media, digital technology, and informal learning at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he is Senior Lecturer in Education and Faculty Director of the Technology, Innovation, and Education program. His expertise in children’s media has led to consulting and advising relationships with major production companies, including Sesame Workshop, WGBH, Disney Junior, Walden Media, PBS Kids, and Pokémon. Before serving as executive producer of Scientific American Frontiers, the PBS magazine series featuring Alan Alda, Blatt made documentaries for the NOVA science series. He is currently president and executive producer of RiverRun Media in Lexington.

A brief business meeting will precede the program. Light refreshments, including a Silver Anniversary cake, will be served.



Book Store

The Elizabeth K. Clark Book Store, located next to the elevator near the circulation desk on the main level of the library, has added an “Annex.” Look where the copy machines were formerly found and you’ll see shelves filled with new categories of donated books for sale at bargain prices. Now we’re featuring Young Adult, Chinese, Foreign Language, and specialty books.

The next time you’re in the library, be sure to browse the expanded selection. And don’t forget the cart in the Children’s Room stocked with some of the best donated children’s books. Children's books are priced from 50 cents to $2.

Thanks to your support, our honor system enterprises consistently earn over $1,000 per month, all of which is used to support library programs and services.