Surgeon to Speak about Effort in Afghanistan

Dr. Gregory Johnson, an orthopedic surgeon in Wareham who volunteered his services in Afghanistan during the war against the Soviet Union, will speak at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library on Wednesday, March 14th at 7 pm.  Dr. Johnson will display photographs and objects from his time in the country where he went to treat injuries in countryside.   On March 21st a follow-up book discussion on “The Kite Runner” will be held at the library, also at 7 pm.

In anticipation of a production of  Khaled Hosseini’s “The Kite Runner” at the Zeiterion Theatre on April 5th , the Mattapoisett Free Public Library is learning more about Afghanistan.  Recently, the Great Decisions Foreign Policy discussion group that meets there each Wednesday talked about the issue of troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and Iraq.

Thursday, April 5th is Library Night at the Z, and patrons with a SAILS Library card will receive a discount on tickets to “The Kite Runner.”  A library card must be presented at the box office when purchasing tickets. They may also be reserved by calling 508-994-2900.

Everyone is encouraged to attend the free program by Dr. Johnson.  Afghani recipes will be prepared to sample.   The library is located at 7 Barstow Street and is handicapped accessible.

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