Politics and Prose at the Mattapoisett Library

The Mattapoisett Free Public Library will host author Lawrence DiCara, former Boston City Council President and Marion summer resident, for a book reading, discussion, and signing on Tuesday, November 19, at 6:30 pm in the Library Community Room, 7 Barstow St.

The event is co-sponsored by the Elizabeth Taber Library in Marion, and the Joseph H. Plumb Library in Rochester. The Marion Bookstall will sell signed copies at the event (accepting cash or checks only).

DiCara’s new book, Turmoil and Transition in Boston, offers insights into his personal and political story as the youngest person ever elected to the Boston City Council. DiCara’s story is intimately woven into the fate of his hometown of Boston. Then a federal court order mandating busing to achieve racial integration in the public schools ripped apart the city and changed the course of history.

DiCara shows how public policy decisions and economic and demographic changes from that time transformed Boston into one of America’s most diverse, affluent, and successful cities in the 21st century.

The event will be held just after the Boston Mayoral election and at the early stages of the state’s Governor’s race, offering a timely discussion of Boston and Massachusetts politics, its history and future. DiCara has been a fixture on the region’s political scene for over three decades.

Everyone is welcome to this free program. The library facility is handicapped accessible at the side door, where there is an elevator to the downstairs meeting room.

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