If human beings disappeared instantaneously from the Earth, what would happen? How would the planet reclaim its surface? What creatures would emerge from the dark and swarm? How would our treasured structures--our tunnels, our bridges, our homes, our monuments--survive the unmitigated impact of a planet without our intervention? In his revelatory, bestselling account, Alan Weisman draws on every field of science to present an environmental assessment like no other, the most affecting portrait yet of humankind's place on this planet.
Join us for the premiere of an original drama performed by the members of the Library Senior Improv Theater Group. The play was inspired, created and developed by the participants this summer in a series of workshops at the Library led by director Linda Richmond.
"One of the finest songwriters I have heard in the past couple of years. Randall can write about the ordinary things that are part of living, family, love, and work and touch his audience every time." - Ellen Schmidt, producer and musician
Join us for a discussion of Alan Lightman's fictional collection of stories that explores the connections between science and art, the process of creativity, and ultimately the fragility of human existence. Copies of the book will be available at the Library.
Join us for an evening of Einstein related events! - a screening of the the film, Einstein's Big Idea, followed by a Q & A with Bill Makofske, Ed Sattler and Chuck Holmes; an Einstein look-a-like contest for all ages; a display of student science projects and art related to Einstein's theories. Refreshments will be served.
A lusciously illustrated talk on food and drink seen in the art of the17th century Dutch Masters and their relevance to the American kitchen today. The talk explores the foodways brought to America by the Dutch more than three centuries ago and how these foods were changed and adapted under the new circumstances.
Sustainable Warwick will conduct a workshop for those interested in installing a solar system for their home. The workshop will include a thorough presentation of the financing options available. Representatives of the three solar providers will be present.