Adult

Science Book Club

Date: 
Mon, 02/27/2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Contact: 
The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3
Age Group: 
Adult

Richard Dawkins' brilliant reformulation of the theory of natural selection has the rare distinction of having provoked as much excitement and interest outside the scientific community as within it. His theories have helped change the whole nature of the study of social biology, and have forced thousands of readers to rethink their beliefs about life.

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Science Book Club discusses "About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang" by Adam Frank

Date: 
Mon, 02/22/2016 -
6:00am to 8:00am
Contact: 
Help Desk at 845-986-1047, ext. 3
Age Group: 
Adult

The Big Bang is all but dead, and we do not yet know what will replace it. Our universe’s “beginning” is at an end. What does this have to do with us here on Earth? Our lives are about to be dramatically shaken again—as altered as they were with the invention of the clock, the steam engine, the railroad, the radio and the Internet.

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Non-Fiction Book Club discusses "The Liberator" by Alex Kershaw

Date: 
Tue, 02/02/2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Contact: 
Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3.
Age Group: 
Adult

Written with Alex Kershaw's trademark narrative drive and vivid immediacy, The Liberator traces theremarkable battlefield journey of maverick U.S. Army officer Felix Sparks through the Allied liberation of Europe"from the first landing in Italy to the final death throes of the Third Reich.Over five hundred bloody days, Sparks and his infantry unit battled from the beaches of Sicily through the mountains of Italy andFrance, ultimately enduring bitter and desperate winter combat against the die-hard S.S. on the Fatherland's borders.

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The Heroic Age of Diving: Author Talk

Date: 
Sun, 04/10/2016 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Contact: 
Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org
Age Group: 
Adult
Teen

Local author Jerry Kuntz will discuss the development of deepwater diving and salvage diving before the Civil War - focusing primarily on activity in the Hudson River and the Great Lakes - which is the subject of his new book, "The Heroic Age of Diving." Central to this topic is the legendary story of diver John B. Green and his efforts from 1852-1856 to recover an American Express Company safe full of gold from a shipwrecked steamer in the deepest part of Lake Erie.

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