Adult

Science Book Club discusses "The Innovators" by Walter Isaacson

Date: 
Mon, 08/15/2016 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Age Group: 
Adult

The Innovators is a masterly saga of collaborative genius destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution—and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. Isaacson begins the adventure with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s daughter, who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s.  He explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution, such as Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, John von Neumann, J.C.R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Robert Noyce, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee, and Larry Page.

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Teen Tech Tutors

Date: 
Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Age Group: 
Adult

Need to learn how to use your smartphone or tablet? Make an appointment with a teen tech tutor for some one-on-one help!

"Dream On" Film Screening and Discussion

Date: 
Fri, 09/30/2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Age Group: 
Adult
Teen

DREAM ON explores whether the optimistic spirit of the American Dream that Alexis de Tocqueville observed in 1831 is alive and well in the 21st century, or if George Carlin was right when he famously quipped "It's called the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it." 

Community discussion, facilitated by Mary Krauze, will follow the screening.  All are invited!

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Spanish for Beginners

Date: 
Tue, 10/11/2016 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Age Group: 
Adult
Teen

This program is designed for anyone who would like to learn basic Spanish.  Students will be guided using a conversational method, constant pair and group work allowing students to learn in a meaningful and natural way.

Please pick up the course book at the Help Desk.

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"Art in Circus: Circus in Art" with Karen Gersch

Date: 
Wed, 11/09/2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Age Group: 
Adult
Teen

This visual lecture follows the history of circus in art and features the work of Master Artists through time, including Picasso, Dufy, Matisse, Chagall, Renoir, Degas, Apel, Toulouse-Lautrec and other famed painters and sculptors who were inspired by the tented world and all its denizens.  To close the presentation, artist and circus performer Karen Gersch adds her own roster of paintings & drawings relating personal stories about the individuals or genres of acts she portrays.

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"The Invitation": A Play for Tweens and their Families

Date: 
Thu, 10/13/2016 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Age Group: 
Adult
Tween
Children

"The Invitation" - A play told through monologues by school children. The theme is kindness and connection, and through these stories we are able to see our differences and similarities.  A Q & A will follow with refreshments.  For families of children 4th grade and up.  Register beginning Sept. 10 online or at any desk.

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Author Event - "Please Don't Bite the Baby" by Lisa Edwards

Date: 
Thu, 10/06/2016 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Age Group: 
Adult

Please Don't Bite the Baby (and Please Don't Chase the Dogs) chronicles certified professional dog trainer Lisa Edwards’ endearing and entertaining journey to ensure that her household survives and thrives when she introduces her son to her motley pack of animals. As Lisa knows all too well, the dog/child relationship is simultaneously treasured, misunderstood, and sometimes feared.  In a twist, Lisa's dog training techniques inevitably seep into how she navigates her first year with baby to mixed but enlightening results.

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Acting for a Change Senior Improv presents "Romeo & Juliet: Re-Imagined"

Date: 
Sun, 11/06/2016 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Age Group: 
Adult

The Library's Senior Improv Players tackle one of the Bard's most beloved works - with a twist of course!  Join us for an afternoon of delightful drama!

This program made possible by a generous gift from Glenn P. and Susan D. Dickes and the Albert Wisner Public Library Foundation.

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Warwick Eclectic Readers Read "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman

Date: 
Wed, 10/05/2016 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Age Group: 
Adult

Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?

Community Book Discussion - "Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution" by David Carter

Date: 
Wed, 09/28/2016 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Age Group: 
Adult
Teen

Join Tom Roberts, proprietor of Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe, for a discussion of an account of the Stonewall Riot and its role in the movement for gay and lesbian rights.

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