The Charles River: A History of Greater Boston’s Waterway, Tue., Jan. 14 at 7PM at the Newton Free Library

Author Ted Clarke will speak about his new book. The Charles River defines a good portion of Newton’s boundary and has been entwined with the city’s history from its founding. Serving as a source of waterpower, transportation and recreation for Newton and the other 23 towns and cities along its route, the story of the Charles includes many notable American figures. The program is cosponsored by Historic Newton. The talk will be followed by a book signing. Druker Auditorium.