Library to host talk on civil liberties

BROOKLINE – The Brookline Public Library will feature a program Monday called “Civil Liberties vs. Security in Post-9/11 America.”

The event will feature a talk by Richard Hesse, a professor emeritus at Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord. Hesse will talk about the consequences of government infringement on civil liberties and about the nation’s history with threats to national security.

Audience members will be invited to participate in a discussion of the relationship between liberty and security.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

The program is made possible by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council, and is part of the library’s autumn theme, “Celebrate the Freedoms.”

For more information, call the library at 673-3330.