Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

  • 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
    Contact: warref@rcls.org

    Join the staff of the Albert Wisner Public Library for our first Community Reads. Register online and you will receive instructions prior to the online Zoom event. 


    Read or listen to the novel Washington Square by Henry James.  The E-Book and Audiobook is available on HOOPLA.  For Kindle owners, it’s free with Kindle Unlimited or go to m.gutenberg.org  to download a copy. One of James’ most intriguing books, it is a story full of romance and emotion, but also deals with serious issues of loyalty, faith, and pain.  


    The story is set in the Washingto n Square section of Manhattan, circa 1850:  Dr. Austin Sloper, a wealthy and highly successful physician, lives with his only child, Catherine, a sweet-natured young woman who is a great disappointment to her father, being physically plain and, he believes, dull in terms of personality and intellect. The plot of the novel is based upon a true story told to James by his close friend, Fanny Kemble.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 10:00am to Friday, June 19, 2020 - 5:00pm

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

  • 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM

    A new type of astronomical observatory came into existence in the past decade, and in the past several years has produced amazing results. These are the gravitational wave observatories - LIGO in the United States and VIRGO in Italy. These observatories are looking for, and now are frequently finding, minute disturbances in space-time. The sources of these disturbances have proven to be the results of collisions and mergers of black holes - a process which propagates shivers in gravity throughout the universe.  What is a black hole?  How do we know they exist?  Where are they? And how are these new observatories finding them? What are NASA’s plans for building a gravitational wave observatory in space?  These are some of the questions that will be answered in this presentation.

    From 1997 to 2008, Dr. Charles Holmes was a senior program officer at NASA Headquarters. He was responsible for a suite of operating science missions observing the sun, the interplanetarysolar wind and their interactions with the Earthand other planets. Managing this program included overseeing the progress of the venerable Voyager satellites as they made their ways into interstellar space.   In 2008, Dr. Holmes received NASA’s Exceptional Service Medal. Prior to joining NASA HQ, he worked for the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University as the Operations Scientist for NASA’s Far-Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer.  He is a retired USAF officer, where he directed research and development projects for several national security programs.



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Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm