Shamrocks & Leprechauns - Myth, legends and a pot of gold. Go on a treasure hunt, make some green liquid gold! Ages 5-9. Register beginning Dec. 16 online or at the Children's Desk.
Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
11:00 AM to 01:00 PMContact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3
In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between music—its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it—and the human brain.
Taking on prominent thinkers who argue that music is nothing more than an evolutionary accident, Levitin poses that music is fundamental to our species, perhaps even more so than language. Drawing on the latest research and on musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van Halen, he reveals:
• How composers produce some of the most pleasurable effects of listening to music by exploiting the way our brains make sense of the world
• Why we are so emotionally attached to the music we listened to as teenagers, whether it was Fleetwood Mac, U2, or Dr. Dre
• That practice, rather than talent, is the driving force behind musical expertise
• How those insidious little jingles (called earworms) get stuck in our head
Books are available at the Library; new members always welcome!Location:AWPL Gallery – Lower LevelAge Group:Adult
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
01:00 PM to 04:00 PMContact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3
(2017) Starring Brian Cox and Miranda Richardson. In June, 1944, the Allied Forces stand on the brink of the greatest invasion of history: D-Day and the landing on the beaches of Normandy. But even as close to one million Allied soldiers are secretly assembled on the south coast of England preparing to invade Nazi-occupied Europe, Great Britain's iconic Prime Minister Winston Churchill struggles with the decision to embark on the operation. Fearful of repeating, on his disastrous command, the mass slaughter of more than 500,000 soldiers during World War I's Battle of Gallipoli in 1915, he is terrified that if the D-Day landings fail, he will be remembered as the architect of the war's greatest carnage. It is Churchill's brilliant and unflappable wife Clementine who keeps him strong during those dark and possibly dire days. By injecting into her husband ever more confidence, courage and conviction-and acting as both an emotional blanket and a personal sounding board, “Clemmie” halts the exceedingly unwell Winston's physical and mental collapse, inspiring him to become a true hero of his age and Britain's most celebrated leader. Rated PG; 105 min. Discussion and refreshments to follow screening.Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm
06:00 PM to 07:45 PMContact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3
Learn basic Italian vocabulary and use these words in sentences and converation. Practice conversations for various social settings: traveling, restaurants, museums, church, shopping, etc.
Participants are encouraged to attend all of the sessions to maximize the learning experience. Please stop by the Help Desk to pick up a copy of Colloquial Italian: The Complete Course for Beginners by Sylivia Lymbery.Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
10:00 AM to 01:00 PMContact: Kathleen G. or Siobhan at 986-1047, ext. 5.
Are you interested in playing this ancient game based on Chinese characters and symbols? Call us at the Library so that we may arrange for you to join a group.Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
05:00 PM to 07:00 PMContact: Kate Eicher at the Children's Desk 986-1047, ext. 4 or Laura Ford at the Help Desk 986-1047, ext. 3.
Watch the movie The Witches. Then discuss the book by Roald Dahl versus the movie over pizza.Location:Activity Room, Storytime RoomAge Group:Tween, Children