Are you interested in playing this ancient game based on Chinese characters and symbols? Contact us at the Library so we may arrange for you to join a group.
You are invited to join our Writer's Group to improve your writing, receive honest feedback and to give encouragement to aspiring writers. New members are always welcome!
This group is for adult members only.
Melinda Burgard, Certified Music Therapist, leads this fun group in song and movement. This activity serves primarily those in the middle stages of Alzheimer's Disease (or related dementia), accompanied by their family care partner. Come meet new friends and socialize in a safe and accepting environment. To register, please call the Alzheimer's Association at (800) 272-3900.
The fascinating story of one of the most important scientific discoveries of the twentieth century. We know it simply as "the pill," yet its genesis was anything but simple. Jonathan Eig's masterful narrative revolves around four principal characters: the fiery feminist Margaret Sanger, who was a champion of birth control in her campaign for the rights of women but neglected her own children in pursuit of free love; the beautiful Katharine McCormick, who owed her fortune to her wealthy husband, the son of the founder of International Harvester and a schizophrenic; the visionary scientist Gregory Pincus, who was dismissed by Harvard in the 1930s as a result of his experimentation with in vitro fertilization but who, after he was approached by Sanger and McCormick, grew obsessed with the idea of inventing a drug that could stop ovulation; and the telegenic John Rock, a Catholic doctor from Boston who battled his own church to become an enormously effective advocate in the effort to win public approval for the drug. Brilliantly researched and briskly written, The Birth of the Pill is gripping social, cultural and scientific history.
(2015) Starring Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman. A long-time married couple who've spent their lives together in the same New York apartment become overwhelmed by personal and real estate-related issues when they plan to move away. PG-13; 92 min. Discussion and refreshments to follow screening.