Sundays at Two series to open January 13local-life1
, 2014

Sundays at Two series to open January 13

The Lancaster Community Library’s 18th annual Sundays at Two lecture and entertainment series will begin January 13 at the library at 235 School Street in Kilmarnock. These free programs conclude with refreshments and no reservations are needed, according to the committee.

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From left are Sundays at Two committee members Lovey Jane Long, chairman Gloria Wallace, library director Lindsy Gardner, Elaine Weekley, Nancy Brandon and Jackie Ferriter.

Opening the series January 13, Tom Quinn will bring the audience “Behind the Scenes of the U. S. Secret Service.” He quotes the Secret Service chief as saying, “You are engaged in a deadly game. The stakes are high, and you can’t put a price on what you are doing.”

On January 20, Bob Weekley will present “Mongolia, An Ancient Land Emerging.” After years of dreaming about seeing Mongolia, land of Genghis Khan, in July 2012, Weakley and his wife, Elaine, travelled there. Pictures will complement his description of their visit with nomads in their yurts, their foods, their songs, and their temples.

On February 3, Richard LeBaron will discuss “An Ambassador’s View: Foreign Policy for the Next Four Years.” Recently retired, LeBaron has served as ambassador to Kuwait and deputy chief of mission in London and Tel Aviv. He describes himself as an old-fashioned Foreign Service generalist who, in the course of his career, has worked on counterterrorism issues with interagency partners and other governments and served with scores of gifted public diplomacy professionals. He will evaluate the administration’s foreign policy promises, offer his views on what might be accomplished, and talk about the sources of America’s reputation in the world and why what we do at home has so much to do with how we’re perceived by people around the world.

On February 10, James I. (Bud) Robertson Jr., Ph.D. will discuss his new book, Why the Civil War Still Lives. A distinguished professor emeritus of history, he has taught over 22,000 Virginia Tech students about the Civil War and is the founding executive director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies research and education center. He has been honored nationally for his expertise on the Civil War and was the chief historical consultant for the film, “Gods and Generals.”

On March 3, Michael Kennedy will give an insider’s view “On Spielberg’s Lincoln.” As a featured actor in the film, “Lincoln,” he will discuss his experience in working with Steven Spielberg and tell about his personal connection with a kinsman who was present in 1864 for the movie’s dramatic concluding event.

On March 10, Dr. Robert George will share his experiences as an “Aquarian Veterinarian, Doctoring Sharks, and All Fish” and will describe the life stories of some of his more memorable patients. Throughout the country, large public aquariums house diverse collections of aquatic animals, from sea nettles to large sharks.

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