Upcoming Events

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

  • 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Help Desk 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

    “...the shadow of a wife...”: Who was Mrs. Shakespeare? …delves into the life of the Shakespeares from the perspective of day-to-day life for families in the late 1500s into early 1600s England.

    Joanne  Zipay will explore what little is known about Anne Hathaway, the woman who was married to history’s greatest dramatist. What kind of a relationship existed in their 34 years of marriage, as she was at their home raising the three children in Stratford-Upon-Avon while he worked in the London theatre?  Their wedding was quickly arranged. She was 25 and he was 18. Did William Shakespeare love his wife?  Did he include her in his writing? And finally, a modern-day concept will be bridged: “How has modern feminist scholarship given us new perspectives on ‘traditional’ ideas about Anne Hathaway Shakespeare?”

    Be sure to attend this discussion as a preface to the play performance of “Shakespeare’s Will” on Friday, December 9th at 7pm.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm

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

    Join Dr. Charles Holmes, Ph.D., for a  brief tour of some of these strange objects, including:  black holes, pulsars, quasars, the big bang, the cosmic microwave background and the recently-observed gravitational waves.

    • What are these?
    • How were they discovered or what is the evidence that they exist?
    • Where are they?
    • What ties these objects together?  Gravity.

    Dr. Holmes will answer these questions and tell the story of gravity from Isaac Newton to Einstein, forward to the headlining LIGO observatories that twice detected colliding black holes last year.

    For eleven years until his retirement in 2008, Dr. Holmes worked at NASA HQ providing oversight and program guidance to the NASA’s Heliophysics Great Observatory, a suite of operating science missions observing the sun, the interplanetary solar wind and their interactions with the Earth and planets.  In 2008, Dr. Holmes received NASA’s Exceptional Service Medal.

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    Teen
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Friday, November 4, 2016 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm