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February 2019

Story Central: “Jamaica Farewell” with Debra Ehrhardt

February 23 @ 4:00 pm
Boca Raton Downtown Library

The Library continues its 2019 Story Central theme, Cultural Connections, with a performance by Jamaican storyteller, Debra Ehrhardt. In "Jamaica Farewell," Ehrhardt shares how she achieved her teenage dream of coming to the United States by smuggling $1 million from Kingston to Miami. This extraordinary show, directed by My Big Fat Greek Wedding’s Joel Zwick, has played around the country to massive acclaim. The show has been optioned by a major Hollywood producer, and Ehrhardt is adapting it for the…

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Charlie Deitch: Pop Singers of the 20th Century

February 24 @ 3:00 pm
Boca Raton Downtown Library

Charlie D has been performing for audiences for 30 years. He was born in Jersey City and moved to Long Island in his high school years. He moved back to New Jersey and settled in Cherry Hill, New Jersey in 1985 and raised his own family there. He was weaned on big band, vocalists of the 50’s and, of course, rock and roll teen idols. But his interests don’t stop there. He is a trivia nut and loves to engage…

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March 2019

Maria Nhambu: Africa and its Culture in her Dancing Soul Trilogy Memoirs

March 24 @ 3:00 pm
Boca Raton Downtown Library

Maria Nhambu: Creator of a popular workout based on African dance (Aerobics with Soul®), Maria Nhambu has made sharing her love of Africa and its culture and rhythms the focus of her life. Her memoir, Africa’s Child, tells her dramatic story from birth to her departure from her homeland. America’s Daughter, the next book in her Dancing Soul Trilogy memoir, continues her story as she fulfills her dream of further education. She was raised by German nuns at an orphanage…

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April 2019

Col. Al Biegel, Retired: Israel-Iran: The Strategic Nexus

April 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Boca Raton Downtown Library

This graphic and interactive lecture will cover key historic and contemporary factors that underscore the Israeli-Iranian conflict. Israel sees Iran as its most crucial existential threat. With renewed US policy support, Israel is now undertaking taking more direct countermeasures against Iran, and its proxies malign regional behavior. The lecture will address Israel\'s strategy supported by the US to deal with Iran\'s nuclear threat, as well as regional threats in Syria, Lebanon, and Gaza, by Iranian supported Hezbollah, Hamas, and Islamic…

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