January 15, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Community Room
Needham Free Public Library
Dance, jump, and sing along to the infectious music of Stacey Peasley! Stacey Peasley has performed before audiences and been a professional singer for over 20 years. Lately her audiences are enthusiastic kids and families. A teacher for ten years, Stacey is thrilled to combine her love of children and music into a lively act that engages kids and creates memorable and fun sing-along songs. For ages 2-5 and their families..Funding for Music Enrichment Programs provided by the Friends of the Needham Public Library.
January 15, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Community RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Author Jason Fagone chronicles the life of Elizebeth Smith, who played an integral role in our nation's history — from the Great War to the Cold War. He traces Elizebeth's developing career through World War I, Prohibition, and the struggle against fascism. She helped catch gangsters and smugglers, exposed a Nazi spy ring in South America, and fought a clandestine battle of wits against Hitler's Reich, cracking multiple versions of the Enigma machine used by German operatives to conceal their communications. And through it all, she served as muse to her husband, a master of puzzles, who astonished friends and foes alike. Inside an army vault in Washington, he worked furiously to break Purple, the Japanese version of Enigma — and eventually succeeded, at a terrible cost to his personal life. Fagone unveils America's codebreaking history through the prism of one remarkable woman's life, bringing into focus the events and personalities that shaped the modern intelligence community.