Drop-in storytime. Ages 2-7. (no drop-in Oct. 24 & Nov. 21)
I'm Late, I'm Late for a Very Important Date! ....or am I? The rabbit in Alice in Wonderland was always late. Maybe he couldn't tell time, but you can. Hear stories about time and learn to read the clock. Grades K-3. Register beginning Sept. 5 online or in person at the Children's Desk.
With passion and curiosity, Alan Lightman explores the emotional and philosophical questions raised by recent discoveries in science. He looks at the dialogue between science and religion; the conflict between our human desire for permanence and the impermanence of nature; the possibility that our universe is simply an accident; the manner in which modern technology has separated us from direct experience of the world; and our resistance to the view that our bodies and minds can be explained by scientific logic and laws.
Behind all of these considerations is the suggestion--at once haunting and exhilarating--that what we see and understand of the world is only a tiny piece of the extraordinary, perhaps unfathomable whole.
Books are available at the library; new members always welcome!
(2015) Starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds. The remarkable true story of one woman's journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt's famous painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg, she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court, and forces her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way. Rated PG-13; 109 min. Discussion and refreshments to follow screening.
Attention, high school parents! It's NEVER too early to understand college financial aid. Learn how to understand your financial aid outlook, find out more about Expected Family Contribution, and other basics of financial aid. Presented by Elizabeth Levine from Signature College Counseling, of Central Valley, NY.