Adult

Sterling Furnace and the West Point Chain

Date: 
Thu, 04/20/2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Contact: 
Help Desk @ 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org
Age Group: 
Adult
Teen

Doc Bayne of the Friends of Sterling Forest will present an illustrated lecture on the history of the Sterling Furnace and Forge, and its role in creation of the Great Chain across the Hudson River during the Revolutionary War.  This lecture will include updates on the recent discovery of the actual forge site.

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The Beatles: Fifty Years Later

Date: 
Thu, 04/13/2017 -
6:00pm to 7:45pm
Contact: 
Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org
Age Group: 
Adult
Teen
 
A respected musicologist once referred to The Beatles as one of the most transforming entities of 20th century music and claimed that they changed the course of popular music forever.  Can that possibly be true?  Were they really so much more than just four rock ‘n roll “mop tops”?  What made them such a strong a force that they’re still popular 50 years later?  In this single-session class, we will explore the phenomenon that was The Beatles - their growth, musical innovations, lyric depth and originality.  
 
 Join us for the discussion!
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Sustainable World Book Club discusses "Ishmael" by Daniel Quinn

Date: 
Tue, 03/21/2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Contact: 
The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3
Age Group: 
Adult

TEACHER SEEKS PUPIL. Must have an earnest desire to save the world. Apply in person.

It was just a three-line ad in the personals section, but it launched the adventure of a lifetime.

So begins an utterly unique and captivating novel. In Ishmael, which received the Turner Tomorrow Fellowship for the best work of fiction offering positive solutions to global problems, Daniel Quinn parses humanity’s origins and its relationship with nature, in search of an answer to this challenging question: How can we save the world from ourselves?

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The Dames and Damsels of Old New York and the Lap Dogs They Adored

Date: 
Thu, 05/11/2017 -
6:30pm to 7:45pm
Contact: 
Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org
Age Group: 
Adult
Teen
Tween

Peggy Gavan, author of "The Hatching Cat" blog (hatchingcatnyc.com), presents amazing stories of wealthy and eccentric women of New York City's Gilded Age and the canine companions they loved. Hear about the French poodle with a $1 million dog yard on Fifth Avenue, the only dog buried in Green-Wood Cemetery, and more stories filled with tragedy, comedy, drama, and history.

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