George Washington’s 30 Ways To Be Polite In An Impolite World: An Illustrated Lecture by Bestselling Author Stephen Spignesi, Saturday, February 3 at 2:00 p.m.

Bestselling author Stephen Spignesi will present “George Washington’s 30 Ways To Be Polite In an Impolite World: An Illustrated Lecture” on Saturday, February 3 at 2:00 p.m. The lecture is based on his book entitled: George Washington’s Leadership Lessons: What the Father of Our Country Can Teach Us About Effective Leadership and Character.

While in his teens, George Washington copied into a notebook “110 Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation” that he found in a set of rules written by French Jesuits in 1595. This lecture looks at 30 of those Rules that we can undoubtedly consider to be particularly timely and relevant these days, augmented by a contemporary interpretation of their meaning. There will also be a slideshow and Q & A session!

Stephen Spignesi is a University of New Haven Professor and author of George Washington’s Leadership Lessons as well as other books about the Presidents & Founding Fathers. In this lecture, Spignesi presents a fascinating new program in which the Father of Our Country teaches us how to behave!

This event is free and open to everyone! Please visit the library, call 203-468-3890 or email Cynthia to register to attend.

Additional parking for evening and weekend library events is available in the East Haven Town Hall parking lot across the street from the library or in the Stop & Shop lot behind the library, accessible from Messina Drive.