The Williamsburg Regional Library is expanding its offerings in the new year with “Talks@2,” a new series of illustrated lecture programs on a variety of topics.
The monthly series will kick off Jan. 12 and feature library staff members presenting topics based on their own personal interests and research.
Subjects will range from “gastronomic tours of Europe to a trip down Virginia’s musical Crooked Road to an exploration of the lives of such diverse persons as Doris Day and Nellie Bly,” according to a recent news release.
The wealth and variety of knowledge among library staff was the driving factor behind the new series, said Barbara Jones, the library’s manager of Adult and Homebound Outreach.
“We work in this amazing environment with a treasure trove of information at our fingertips that we don’t want to keep hidden in the stacks,” Jones said.
Each talk will begin at 2 p.m. on its appointed day and last 45 minutes. The first lecture will focus on “Cartoons and Comics during World War II” and will take place at the Williamsburg Regional Library.
While the series begins in Williamsburg and moves to the James City County Library for February and March, organizers anticipate the lectures will move to the new Stryker Center building for the remainder of the six-month run starting in April.
All lectures are free and open to the public. For a complete list of planned topics, click here.