Our resident historian Dr. John Foster will discuss 13 of the Cold War’s most dangerous days — The Cuban Missile Crisis — during a free lecture. In the autumn of 1962, society teetered on the brink of catastrophe as the United States and Soviet Union faced off over missiles in Cuba.

Foster’s talk will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Concord Community Center, (7671 Auburn Road, Concord Township.) Register to attend by calling the center at 440-639-4650.

In addition to being a reference librarian, Foster has a doctorate degree in history. He has taught history at both high school and college levels. Previously, he has led series on the Battles of World War IIthe Cold Warthe American RevolutionThe Vietnam Wars, and US Presidents of the 20th Century at the library.