Upcoming Events

Saturday, January 13, 2018 -
9:00am to 11:20am

Saturday, January 13, 2018 -
10:30am to 11:15am

Saturday, January 13, 2018 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Saturday, January 13, 2018 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm

Saturday, January 13, 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

  • 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    Contact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3.or warref@rcls.org

    I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.

    August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid — but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.

    "Wonder is the best kids' book of the year," said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy.  In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” — indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

    Register by 1/11/18.

    Location:
    AWPL Community Room
    Age Group:
    Teen, Tween
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  • 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    Contact: Help Desk @ 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

    Join Dungeons & Dragons for 20somethings!  Core manuals, battle mat, dice and minis will be provided.

    Location:
    AWPL Board Room
    Age Group:
    Adult
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Sunday, January 14, 2018 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm

Sunday, January 14, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Monday, January 15, 2018 -
10:00am to 10:30am

Monday, January 15, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

  • 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
    Contact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3

    From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, language, and music, as told by our own DNA.

    There are genes to explain crazy cat ladies, why other people have no fingerprints, and why some people survive nuclear bombs. Genes illuminate everything from JFK's bronze skin (it wasn't a tan) to Einstein's genius. They prove that Neanderthals and humans bred thousands of years more recently than any of us would feel comfortable thinking. They can even allow some people, because of the exceptional flexibility of their thumbs and fingers, to become truly singular violinists.

    Kean's vibrant storytelling once again makes science entertaining, explaining human history and whimsy while showing how DNA will influence our species' future.

    Location:
    AWPL Board Room
    Age Group:
    Adult
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