Minor Memorial Library in Roxbury to host 'Roaring 20s' virtual talk

ROXBURY — The Minor Memorial Library in Roxbury will host lecturer Jason Scappaticci in a virtual presentation on “The Roaring 20s” on Wednesday, March 31, at 7 p.m.

There is no charge for this program, but registration is required. RSVP online at minormemoriallibrary.org to receive the Zoom link.

Scappaticci will talk about the decade that brought jazz, flappers and the crossword puzzle, but also gangsters, prohibition and presidential scandals and tragedy.

Scappaticci earned his B.A. in history from Utica College of Syracuse University. After returning home to CT, he enrolled in Trinity College and earned his M.A. in American studies. He then began his career in higher education at Manchester Community College, working with low-income and first-generation college students. After 16 years there, Scappaticci was named the associate dean of student affairs at Capital Community College.

For more information, call the library at 860-350-2181 or visit its website.