Learn & Play
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:45pm
05:00 PM to 06:45 PMContact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The community is invited to a reception hosted by the artist Renelle Lorray in the Board Room. Take this opportunity to talk with Renelle about her art. Refreshments will be served. Registration is suggested. Let the artist know you are coming!Location:AWPL Board RoomAge Group:Adult
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
07:00 PM to 09:00 PMContact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or email@example.com
Every two weeks, somewhere on our planet, a language dies. This startling fact, and a trip to an island where people communicate with a whistle language, led filmmakers Iris Brooks and Jon H. Davis to create a documentary highlighting language as a means of transmitting cultural history with stories, songs, philosophy, proverbs and poems from many lands. Their film, Languages Lost and Found: Speaking and Whistling the Mamma Tongue (narrated by William Hurt and featuring music by John McDowell), is a global mosaic celebrating diverse linguistic, musical and cultural practices on five continents. After the screening, the filmmakers will facilitate discussion using dynamic images and global sounds.Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult, Teen
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
09:00 AM to 01:00 PMContact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3
CTAP is the Library's Career Transition Assistance Program.
Have your resume critiqued and your job search questions answered during a forty-five minute, one-on-one session with career consultant Gregg Knowles.Location:AWPL Board RoomAge Group:Adult, Teen
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Believing you were born the wrong gender can be intensely painful for anyone, but it’s especially tough for young children. Please join us for this documentary and share in the discussion that follows to learn about information and resources that can help you better understand your child and others in our community.Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
01:30 PM to 02:30 PMContact: Children's Dept. at 986-1047, ext. 4 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A Universe of Stories Mural - With the help of local artist Judy Pedersen, we will decorate the entrance to the Children's Room. Using various art materials, we'll emphasize the out-of-this-world theme of this summer's reading program. Ages 5-10. Register beginning March 16 online or in person at the Children's Desk.Location:Activity RoomAge Group:Children
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
11:00 AM to 12:30 PMContact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3
The refrigerator. This white box that sits in the kitchen may seem mundane nowadays, but it is one of the wonders of 20th century science – life-saver, food-preserver and social liberator, while the science of refrigeration is crucial, not just in transporting food around the globe but in a host of branches on the scientific tree. Refrigerators, refrigeration and its discovery and applications provides the remarkable and eye-opening backdrop to Chilled, the story of how science managed to rewrite the rules of food, and how the technology whirring behind every refrigerator is at play, unseen, in a surprisingly broad sweep of modern life.
Part historical narrative, part scientific mystery-lifter, Chilled looks at the ice-pits of Persia (Iranians still call their fridge the 'ice-pit'), reports on a tug of war between 16 horses and the atmosphere, bears witness to ice harvests on the Regents Canal, and shows how bleeding sailors demonstrated to ship's doctors that heat is indestructible, featuring a cast of characters such as the Ice King of Boston, Galileo, Francis Bacon, and the ostracised son of a notorious 18th-century French traitor. As people learned more about what cold actually was, scientists invented machines for making it, with these first used in earnest to chill Australian lager. The principles behind those white boxes in the kitchen remain the same today, but refrigeration is not all about food – for example, a refrigerator is needed to make soap, penicillin or orange squash; without it, IVF would be impossible.
Refrigeration technology has also been crucial in some of the most important scientific breakthroughs of the last 100 years, from the discovery of superconductors to the search for the Higgs boson. And the fridge will still be pulling the strings behind the scenes as teleporters and intelligent computer brains turn our science-fiction vision of the future into fact.
Books are available at the Circulation Desk; new members always welcome!Location:AWPL Board RoomAge Group:Adult
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
01:00 PM to 04:30 PMContact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3
(2018) Starring Viggo Mortenson and Mahershala Ali. A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. Rated PG-13; 2 hours, 10 min. Discussion and refreshments to follow.Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult