With passion and curiosity, Alan Lightman explores the emotional and philosophical questions raised by recent discoveries in science.
Comedy Night comes to the Albert Wisner Public Library ! Join us on September 30 at 7pm for an evening of laughter, as legendary stand-up comedians Will Durst and Johnny Steele take to the stage at the Library. The comedians are in the Hudson Valley for the screening at the Woodstock festival of 3 Still Standing a documentary about stand-up comedy in San Francisco in the 1980"s. The film features Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, Paula Poundstone and Rob Schneider as well as Durst and Steele.
Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation.
Join Susan Slater-Tanner for an exploration and investigation into the enigmatic and ethereal painting, Woman in Gold, as well as the painter, Gustav Klimt. Examine the social and political context of 1907 Vienna, a brief history of the Klimt's training, artistic circle and connection to the sitter, the technique and materials that come together to create this remarkable shimmering portrait and conclude with a discussion surrounding the controversy of the painting's rightful ownership.
Our lives are enhanced AND interrupted by telephones - a fact that's been true for almost a century. However, in the last decade, we've seen smartphones become a constant companion in our lives - adding internet connectivity to traditional phone calling. On a smartphone you can accomplish communication in a multitude of ways, and facilitate everything from GPS driving directions to sending photos you've just taken. A smartphone is a versatile computer.This workshop will explain one way in which developers design and sell applications - "Apps" for smartphones.
Join us for a screening of Woman In Gold, the remarkable true story of one woman's journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt's famous painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg, she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S.
Get hints and tips to better manage all of your digital photos! We'll cover importing and saving techniques to make life easier as well as discuss different ways to back up your photos.
"What is the use of a book" though Alice, "without pictures or conversations?" Join Diane Tomko for an engaging conversation of this beloved classic. Copies will be available at the Library.
Village of Warwick Historian Jean Beattie May will present a visual exploration of the life and times of New York railroad magnate Thomas Powell Fowler and his Warwick summer estate, Belair. Through personal memories and photos, May will explore the mansion and its landscape (part of which is now the Lewis Woodlands) as well as the lifestyle of Fowler and his family. Descended from Thomas and Mary Powell, whose record-breaking steamboats of the same name traversed the Hudson in the mid-1800"s, Thomas Powell Fowler was a prominent figure in New York. His sons were close friends of F.