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.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
10:00 AM to 01:00 PMContact: Kathleen G. or Siobhan at 986-1047, ext. 5.
Are you interested in playing this ancient game based on Chinese characters and symbols? Call us at the Library so that we may arrange for you to join a group.Location:AWPL Community RoomAge Group:Adult
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
06:00 PM to 07:30 PMContact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or Children's Desk 986-1047, ext. 4
Cupcake Decorating - Learn how to decorate fantastical cupcakes with Chef Vanessa Greeley. Tweens ages 9-12. Register beginning March 16 online or in person at the Children's or Help Desk.Location:Activity Room, Storytime RoomAge Group:Tween
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
07:00 PM to 09:00 PMContact: Rosemary Cooper - email@example.com; (845) 986-1047, ext. 6
The Library Board of Trustees meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the Board Room. The public is welcome to attend.Location:AWPL Board RoomAge Group:Adult, Teen