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January 31, 2013

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Catch a glimpse of the future in a lively discussion about nanotechnology, led by Boxford resident Bob Spillman. The Boxford Cultural Council is sponsoring the event, during which Spillman will discuss the implications of a certain new technology that allows for robots, when small enough, to be used in the human body. Spillman will also explore how this technology can be used in fields as diverse as privacy and the arms race. The discussion begins at 6:30 p.m., at the Boxford Town Library, located at 10 Elm St. For more information, contact Winifred Flint at 978-887-7323.

Heritage Films presents “The Underground Railroad,” a 30-minute film about slave movement on the North Shore. Learn how the area played a critical role in the Underground Railroad's sophisticated network of escape routes, which were used to help fleeing slaves in the 1800s. Take a look at tunnels under Salem, and learn the story of Robert Rollins, a black soldier buried in Andover, who fought in the 54th Massachusetts Regiment of the Civil War. The program is free and open to the public, and begins at 7 p.m., in the Peabody Institute Library's Gordon Room, located at 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. For more information, contact Dan Tremblay at 978-777-2711.

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