Kent Memorial Library will present a program, "The Iron Curtain Falls: Rebirth and Renewal," with Dr. Joseph Baxer, May 11 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Baxer's presentation will focus on central and eastern Europe, from the rise of Hitler in 1933 to the dismantling of the Soviet Union and the rebirth/renewal of the region.

It will be viewed through the lens of visits this year to Poland, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia, and last year to Russia, Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary.

Lessons for living in peace within a global world will be explored.

A reception will follow.

For details and to register, call the Main Street library at 860-927-3761.