, Newburyport, MA

February 19, 2013

Gather with Groveland in townwide reading series

Newburyport Daily News

---- — GROVELAND — Langley-Adams Library invites all to attend its 2013 Groveland Gathers to Read events. Groveland Gathers to Read is a town wide reading series. This year’s title is “Caleb’s Crossing” by Geraldine Brooks. This historical fiction set on Martha’s Vineyard in the 17th century tells the story of the first Wampanoag Indian to graduate from Harvard. All events are free and open to the public.

To register, call 978-372-1732 or go to

On Wednesday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m., meet local author Christopher Burns as he reads from and discusses his novel also set on 17th century Martha’s Vineyard.

On Monday, March 18, at 3:30 and 6 p.m., author and Wampanoag tribe member Jannette Vanderhoop will present the history and culture of the Wampanoags. The 3:30 session is for children and the 6 p.m. program is for adults.

On Saturday, March 23, at 11 a.m., Susan Lenoe will portray America’s first published poet, Anne Bradstreet.

On Monday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m., meet local author, poet and professor Charlotte Gordon. She will read from and discuss her biography of Anne Bradstreet, “Mistress Bradstreet: the Untold Life of America’s First Poet.”