Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, March 1, 2018
12 Barrymeade Drive
LWV Lexington Book Club - **Postponed from 1/4/18**. At the fourth meeting of the book club, we will be discussing ""Personal History" by Katherine Graham.

As seen in the new movie The Post, here is the captivating, inside story of the woman who helmed the Washington Post during one of the most turbulent periods in the history of American media.

In this bestselling and widely acclaimed memoir, Katharine Graham, the woman who piloted the Washington Post through the scandals of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate, tells her story--one that is extraordinary both for the events it encompasses and for the courage, candor, and dignity of its telling.

Here is the awkward child who grew up amid material wealth and emotional isolation; the young bride who watched her brilliant, charismatic husband--a confidant to John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson--plunge into the mental illness that would culminate in his suicide. And here is the widow who shook off her grief and insecurity to take on a president and a pressman's union as she entered the profane boys' club of the newspaper business.

As timely now as ever, Personal History is an exemplary record of our history and of the woman who played such a shaping role within them, discovering her own strength and sense of self as she confronted--and mastered--the personal and professional crises of her fascinating life.


To RSVP call 781-862-2637 or email:

Friday, March 2, 2018
Large Meeting Room
Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA
First Friday Forum: Community Grant Makers, Part 2. Lexington is fortunate to have a number of organizations helping our community. Last month we featured representatives from the Fund for Lexington and the Dana Home Foundation. We invite you to come meet representatives from CEL (Community Endowment of Lexington) and LEF (Lexington Education Foundation) to learn more about their organizations and how they support our community.

We will present a panel discussion on these organizations and the resources they provide. Participants include Nancy White, co-chair of CEL, and Karen Orf, co-president of LEF.

This is the fifth in the series of 2017-2018 First Friday Forums hosted to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues. Coffee will be available at 9:15AM, and the presentation will begin at 9:30AM. All League forums are free and open to the public.

Friday, April 6, 2018
Large Meeting Room
Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA
First Friday Forum: LYFS - Teen Mental Health and Well Being. Lexington Youth and Family Services (LYFS), located on the side-entrance of First Parish Church on the Green, is a Lexington after school non-profit committed to improving the mental health and well-being of teens with a focus on preventing teen suicide. LYFS places its priorities in three areas: counseling, suicide prevention, and community education. Teen suicide is a devastating tragedy; it needs to be addressed, discussed, and prevented.

This month's forum will host a panel including Erin M. Deery, LICSW, (Executive Director of LYFS), Lexington High School students from the LYFS Youth Board and LYFS Board Members.

Coffee will be available at 9:15AM.

All League forums are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the League at