Upcoming Events

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 6:00am - 9:00pm

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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

    The untold story of an eccentric Wall Street tycoon and the circle of scientific geniuses he assembled before World War II to develop the science for radar and the atomic bomb. Together they changed the course of history.

    Legendary financier, philanthropist, and society figure Alfred Lee Loomis gathered the most visionary scientific minds of the twentieth century—Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg, Niels Bohr, Enrico Fermi, and others—at his state-of-the-art laboratory in Tuxedo Park, New York, in the late 1930s. He established a top-secret defense laboratory at MIT and personally bankrolled pioneering research into new, high-powered radar detection systems that helped defeat the German Air Force and U-boats. With Ernest Lawrence, the Nobel Prize–winning physicist, he pushed Franklin Delano Roosevelt to fund research in nuclear fission, which led to the development of the atomic bomb.

    Jennet Conant, the granddaughter of James Bryant Conant, one of the leading scientific advisers of World War II, enjoyed unprecedented access to Loomis’ papers, as well as to people intimately involved in his life and work. She pierces through Loomis’ obsessive secrecy and illuminates his role in assuring the Allied victory.

    Books are available at the library for checkout.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

  • 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
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    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.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

  • 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Contact: Help Desk @ 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

    This class is designed for beginning musicians and music fans who wish to understand the components of music and how these components work. The basics of chords and chord progression, melody and harmony will be discussed. Pace and direction is set, in part, by student background and interest.  You do not need a knowledge of music - only a desire to learn!  This class will meet for four consecutive Wednesdays; attendance at all classes is strongly recommended.

    Barry Wiesenfeld has been a professional musician for decades and teaches bass and Music Appreciation both for the State University of New York and privately. 

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 9:30am - 12:00pm

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm

  • 06:30 PM - 07:45 PM
    Contact: Help Desk @ 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

    Do you love to knit, crochet, embroider?  Share your love of the craft with others.  New members always welcome!  Non-instructional, no registration required.

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