Upcoming Events

Friday, March 16, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Friday, March 16, 2018 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm

  • 01:30 PM to 03:00 PM
    Contact: Pre-registration is required. Call the Alzheimer's Association of Orange County 1-800-272-3900

    Music Socials are offered for people with early- and middle-stage Alzheimer's disease with their family caregivers. Certified Music Therapist Melinda Burgard leads the interactive groups, in which participants may explore music history as well as their own individual musical histories. Groups may play instruments, sing along or move to the music. Refreshments will also be served.

    Location:
    AWPL Community Room
    Age Group:
    Adult
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Friday, March 16, 2018 -
3:30pm to 4:30pm

Friday, March 16, 2018 -
5:00pm to 6:45pm

Friday, March 16, 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:45pm

Saturday, March 17, 2018 -
9:30am to 10:00am

  • 09:30 AM to 10:00 AM

    Sensory Storytime- This new program is specifically geared towards children of all ages with sensory challenges or other special needs and their families or caregivers. It combines books, music, movement and optional craft. Call for info or speak with someone at the desk about registering.

    Location:
    Activity Room, Storytime Room
    Age Group:
    Adult, Children
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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 PM
    Contact: 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 Level
    Age Group:
    Adult
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