Why state-of-the-art libraries are essential to building community and restoring American democracy
March 18th at 3pm
Robert Putnam, one of the most influential academics in the world, is scheduled to speak at the Monadnock Center for Culture and History in Peterborough on Sunday, March 5th at 3 pm. Sponsored by the Peterborough Town Library, Putnam will be speaking on the topic of “Why state-of-the-art libraries are essential to building community and restoring American democracy.” He will be introduced by Lew Feldstein, former CEO of the NH Charitable Foundation.
Putnam is the Malkin Professor at Harvard and a member of the National Academy of Science. He is the author of fifteen books, including the best-selling book Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community. His most recent book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis chronicles the growing gap in opportunity for American youth.
In 2012, he received from President Obama the National Humanities Medal, the nation’s highest honor for contributions to the humanities. Putnam consults widely with national leaders, including the last three American presidents and the last three British prime ministers. The London Sunday Times has called him “the most influential academic in the world today.”