* Woman in Gold Screening and Lecture: join us for a special screening of Woman in Gold on Wednesday, October 7 at 7pm (1 hr., 49 mins.; PG-13). Starring Helen Mirren, this is the remarkable true story of one woman's journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Register here.
See Woman in Gold in preparation for our November 13th program, Gustav Klimt: Woman in Gold with art historian Susan Slater-Tanner. The program will explore the enigmatic, ethereal painting as well as its painter, Gustav Klimt. Ms. Slater-Tanner will present the social and political context of 1907 Vienna, a brief history of Klimt's training, artistic circle and connection to the sitter, the technique and materials that combine to create this shimmering portrait, and will conclude with a discussion on the controversy of the painting's rightful ownership. Register here.
* Parenting in the Digital Age: please join Mary Krauze of Conscious Parenting for the first of two sessions discussing the impact of screen technology on family life and ways to manage screen use and social media in the family. Session 1 relates to children from infancy to grade 5. Register here.
* Music from McFarland: join us this Friday, October 9 at 7:00pm for an evening of acoustic folk by Randall Kromm, a rising star of the Boston acoustic music scene whose songs have been described as "songs of common life...presented like a conversation with a friend over a dinner table." Space is limited - register here today! This concert is sponsored by the Albert Wisner Public Library Foundation.
* Alice in Wonderland @ 150: join AWPL and readers around the world this week celebrating the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's classic tale, Alice in Wonderland. The Library has planned a series of Alice-themed programs for children and adults. Read all about them and then register online or call the Children's Department (986-1047, ext. 4) or the Help Desk (986-1047, ext. 3). Fall down the rabbit hole with us!
* New Art Exhibit: please come enjoy Metro 31, a juried exhibition of small works by artists from the New York Metro area. Presented by City Without Walls (CWoW), the exhibit will be on display in the Community Room and Gallery through October 31.