Prof. Dan Breen’s “Great Moments in Polar Exploration” Series Begins Sunday, Jan. 22 at the Library

Undeterred by the chill of a Massachusetts winter, Prof. Dan Breen will give his Bedford audience a taste of REAL winter with his “Polar Exploration” lecture series starting on Sunday, Jan. 22 and continuing on successive Sundays through the end of February. The talks begin at 2 p.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. Those who have attended in years past know that two hours with Prof. Breen go by in a flash, as he illuminates his subject with wit and depth of knowledge. 

This year Prof. Breen’s focus is on Antarctica; he covered Arctic exploration in the 2022 series.  Here’s a brief synopsis:

“The first known human encounters with Antarctica did not happen until the late eighteenth century, but by the beginning of the twentieth, the continent had become to capture the imaginations of people around the world. That story has a lot to do with an Englishman, a Russian and in particular, with a seal hunter from Connecticut.”  Intrigued?

The Library is again offering a ‘hybrid’ format: In-person and virtual.

•Patrons interested in attending in person need to complete the form below by entering the number of people in your party that will attend. The Library will need to have a contact phone and email in case of a cancelation of the weekly lecture.

•Patrons interested in joining virtually may use the Zoom link:  and use Meeting ID: 850 8825 5427 and Passcode: 763944

Here is the way to register online via the Library’s Assabet system:

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