Join Reference Librarian Jeff Klapes, ‘The Traveling Librarian’ for an armchair traveler’s journey through northern Greece with two companion programs this summer. First up is Thessaloniki, Greece’s cosmopolitan second city, and the region of Macedonia, the ancient kindom of Philip II and Alexander the Great. This area is home to famous ruins like Phillipi and Pella, as well as Mount Olympus and the rarely visited Prespa Lakes on the Albanian border.

In the second program we’ll visit Meteora and central Greece (Epirus). Meteora is a cluster of spectacular rock columns, with medieval monasteries precipitously perched atop them, hundreds of feet above the plain. We’ll also explore the regional capital of Ioannina and the nearby Zagorohoria, a mountainous area of traditional stone villages clustered around the dramatic Vikos Gorge.

Tuesday, July 18 at 7:00 pm – Thessaloniki and the NorthSign up online.

Tuesday, August 8 at 7:00 pm – Meteora and Central GreeceSign up online.