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Never Too Late Group at the Central Library

Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. in Commonwealth Salon

Never Too Late

The Never Too Late Group is one of the country’s oldest, continuously running groups for seniors. For over 60 years,
it has provided a setting for seniors to gather together and enjoy with their friends a wide variety of unique programs that are entertaining and culturally enriching.

Programs are held year-round in the Commonwealth Salon on Thursdays at 2:00 pm. A typical month consists of classic and contemporary films, live musical performances, and author or lecture talks about various topics, especially on Boston or Massachusetts history.

Never Too Late programs are sponsored by the Saquish Foundation.

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Upcoming programs:

Doug Schmolze May 14
Songs of Stage and Screen
Using stories and anecdotes, singer and guitarist Doug Schmolze performs tunes by some of America’s greatest composers such as the Gershwins, Irving Berlin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and others.

Boston in the Golden Age of Spiritualism May 21
Boston in the Golden Age of Spiritualism: Seances, Mediums, & Immortality
From the Civil War to the early 20th century, historian and author Dee Morris navigates the complex history of Boston’s spiritualist movement.

Ron Murphy May 28
The Ron Murphy Band
With his interpretation of jazz standards from Ellington to Gershwin and everyone in between, Ron Murphy performs a repertory of classic tunes by Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, and others.
Presented in partnership with JazzBoston.

The Maya Underworld June 4
Exploring Xibalba, the Maya Underworld
The ancient Maya believed that caves were portals into the underworld. Spend an afternoon with Ben Thomas, a Maya archaeologist, exploring caves in Belize and Guatemala.

Sonny & Perley June 11
The Great American Songbook and International Cabaret
Sonny & Perley perform the music of composers such as Porter, Mercer, Piaf, and Jobim, among others, in their own inimitable style.

Lindsay Straw June 18
Lindsay Straw
This Boston-based vocalist, guitarist, and bouzouki player performs original arrangements of traditional songs in this concert of folk and traditional Irish music.

Piano & Rose June 25
Jacqueline & Michele Arons
This mother-daughter duo performs a piano and vocal concert of classical, multicultural, and American music with commentary.

Download a printable (PDF) May/June schedule.

Check our calendar for other events for seniors throughout the Boston Public Library system.

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