Kingston Spring Author Talks: John Palfrey

Kingston Council on Aging
30 Evergreen Street
Kingston, MA 02364

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 7:00pm

Since the advent of such technologies as the Internet, Google, and smart phones, searching for information can feel like taking a sip from a firehose. How does one know if the information they search for is accurate, current, or free of bias? Educator and technology expert John Palfrey argues that anyone seeking to participate in the 21st century needs to understand how to find and use the vast stores of information available online. If an informed citizenry is the bedrock of a thriving democracy, then the issue of access to information is a serious one.   

In his book, Biblio Tech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google, Mr. Palfrey posits that in the information age one of the library’s most crucial challenges is addressing unequal access to education, jobs, and information. He envisions a future in which libraries continue their transition to the digital world by digitizing print material and ensuring that born-digital material is publicly available online.

Palfrey will speak about his book at the fifth program of the Spring Author Talks.

Register on the weblink or call the library at 781-585-0517, ext. 6271, or the Council on Aging at 781-585-0512 or email