A Visit to Vietnam with Gary Sousa: Join us at the Elizabeth Taber Library on Tuesday, April 15, at 6:30 pm for a special talk on Vietnam.
Gary Sousa, a history teacher at Tabor Academy, traveled to Vietnam four summers ago on a study tour with a number of other educators. His six-week trip began in Hanoi and Sapa on the Chinese border and continued south along the coast including Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City, and the Mekong Delta before flying into Siem Reap, Cambodia and Angkor Wat. Along the way, he took cooking classes, went scuba diving, crawled in the tunnels of Cu Chi, learned how to cross the street, ate fried tarantula, and slept on the floor of an overnight bus. While elements of his talk will touch upon Vietnam’s ancient origins, his primary focus will begin with Vietnam’s colonial history and extend through the American War into its modern day emergence onto the international stage. His talk will include a number of photographs and souvenirs for handling, but unfortunately no fried tarantulas to sample.
BBB’s Scams & Fraud Workshop: On Thursday, April 17 at 6:30 pm, Amy Schram from the Better Business Bureau will present a Scams & Fraud/Identity Theft presentation at the Elizabeth Taber Library that will cover the most common scams currently circulating the communities, the major red flags to watch out for, and the precautionary tactics we can use to protect ourselves and our identity. Please call 508-748-1252 to register.