Adult

Science Book Club discusses "Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea and the Deep Origins of Consciousness" by Peter Godrey-Smith

Date: 
Mon, 06/18/2018 -
11:00am to 1:30pm
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The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3
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Adult

Although mammals and birds are widely regarded as the smartest creatures on earth, it has lately become clear that a very distant branch of the tree of life has also sprouted higher intelligence: the cephalopods, consisting of the squid, the cuttlefish, and above all the octopus. In captivity, octopuses have been known to identify individual human keepers, raid neighboring tanks for food, turn off lightbulbs by spouting jets of water, plug drains, and make daring escapes.

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Science Book Club discusses "The Ghost Map:The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic" by Steve Johnson

Date: 
Mon, 05/21/2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
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The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3
Age Group: 
Adult

It's the summer of 1854, and London is just emerging as one of the first modern cities in the world. But lacking the infrastructure-garbage removal, clean water, sewers-necessary to support its rapidly expanding population, the city has become the perfect breeding ground for a terrifying disease no one knows how to cure. As the cholera outbreak takes hold, a physician and a local curate are spurred to action-and ultimately solve the most pressing medical riddle of their time.

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Science Book Club discusses "I Contain Multitudes" by Ed Yong

Date: 
Mon, 04/16/2018 -
11:00am to 1:30pm
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The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3
Age Group: 
Adult

Joining the ranks of popular science classics like The Botany of Desire and The Selfish Gene, a groundbreaking, wondrously informative, and vastly entertaining examination of the most significant revolution in biology since Darwin—a “microbe’s-eye view” of the world that reveals a marvelous, radically reconceived picture of life on earth.

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Science Book Club discusses "This is Your Brain on Music" by Daniel Levitin

Date: 
Mon, 03/19/2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
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The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3
Age Group: 
Adult

In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between music—its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it—and the human brain.

Taking on prominent thinkers who argue that music is nothing more than an evolutionary accident, Levitin poses that music is fundamental to our species, perhaps even more so than language. Drawing on the latest research and on musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van Halen, he reveals:

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Film Screening of "Encapsulate"

Date: 
Sun, 02/11/2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Help Desk at 845-986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org
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Adult
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Join local filmmaker Mary Collura for a screening of Encapsulate, a short documentary film that focuses on the central part of the Warwick Village Sesquicentennial and the August 2017 opening of the 1967 time capsule buried 50 years previously.

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