Upcoming Events

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:45pm

  • 02:00 PM to 03:45 PM
    Contact: Help Desk @ 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

    Mary Makofske, Donna Spector, and Howard Horowitz will read poems celebrating Earth Day, Poetry Month, family and geography.  An open reading will follow (limit one or two poems).

    • Mary’s latest books are World Enough, and Time (Kelsay, 2017) and Traction (Ashland, 2011), winner of the Richard Snyder Prize. Her poems have appeared in journals nationally and internationally, and in eighteen anthologies. In 2017, she won the Atlanta Review International Poetry Prize and the New Millennium Prize.
    • Donna: off-Broadway play Golden Ladder (Women Playwrights: The Best Plays of 2002); Masters Poetry Prize; 2nd Prize winner in Ginsberg Poetry Awards; The Woman Who Married Herself  (Evening Street Press) Sinclair Poetry Prize Finalist; Two Worlds (Aldrich Press); two National Endowment for the Humanities grants to study in Greece. 
    • Howard Horowitz is a poet, geographer, and environmental activist. He has taught natural resources courses at Ramapo College since 1982; before that, he was at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and worked on forestry contracts in the American West.  In addition to a book of tree planting poems, he has been writing a growing number of wordmaps - poems in the form of maps.
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Monday, April 16, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:30pm

  • 11:00 AM to 01:30 PM
    Contact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3

    Joining the ranks of popular science classics like The Botany of Desire and The Selfish Gene, a groundbreaking, wondrously informative, and vastly entertaining examination of the most significant revolution in biology since Darwin—a “microbe’s-eye view” of the world that reveals a marvelous, radically reconceived picture of life on earth.

    Every animal, whether human, squid, or wasp, is home to millions of bacteria and other microbes. Ed Yong, whose humor is as evident as his erudition, prompts us to look at ourselves and our animal companions in a new light—less as individuals and more as the interconnected, interdependent multitudes we assuredly are.

    The microbes in our bodies are part of our immune systems and protect us from disease. In the deep oceans, mysterious creatures without mouths or guts depend on microbes for all their energy. Bacteria provide squid with invisibility cloaks, help beetles to bring down forests, and allow worms to cause diseases that afflict millions of people.

    Many people think of microbes as germs to be eradicated, but those that live with us—the microbiome—build our bodies, protect our health, shape our identities, and grant us incredible abilities. In this astonishing book, Ed Yong takes us on a grand tour through our microbial partners, and introduces us to the scientists on the front lines of discovery. It will change both our view of nature and our sense of where we belong in it.

    Books are available at the Library; new members always welcome!

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