Posts tagged with "Adults"
Renowned local appraiser Karl Gates presents a general history and overview of current and past trends in the world of antiques appraisal. The first 30 registrants can bring in one item for appraisal. Stamps, coins and firearms are not eligible for appraisal. For A.H. cardholders only.
Enjoy an evening of adventure on the library's large screens as we feature the Oscar-nominated movie, Captain Phillips. It follows the true story of Captain Richard Phillips (played by Tom Hanks) and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. Rated PG 13; 134 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
In observance of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, Historical Interpreters Rebecca Tulloch and Phil Lauricella give voice to the words written during the war by the men, women and children of the Blue and Gray. This 60-minute audio/video performance features period-attired Civil War actors dramatically interpreting over 30 original letters from the Civil War accompanied by music, period photographs, and historical-reenactment video footage.
It's not too late to sign up for our Life Readers: Classics Study book discussion group. Led by Newberry Library Independent Scholar, Julia Denne, the group will be focusing on close textual analysis of the work of Stendal, a pivotal figure in world literature whose influence shaped the modern conception of the novel. Join us December 15, February 16, and March 15 for a discussion of Stendal's The Red and the Black.
Pick up your copy of the book and sign up at the Welcome Desk.
Life Readers: Classics Study Group
Led by a Newberry Library Independent Scholar, this serious group will focus on close textual analysis of A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell. For anyone who is interested in studying serious books in a group setting, this group will help participants to understand the classics in context, with each discussion supplemented by biographical, historical, and critical information.
This group's members supply their own books. Because of the differences in various editions or translations, it is important to read the editions listed on the supplied reading list. Register and pick up your reading list information at any time at the Info Desk in the library. Participants may join for all books, or for separate titles. Questions? Call the Info Desk, 847-392-0100.
|September 19||A Question of Upbringing and A Buyer's Market|
|October 17||The Acceptance World|
|November 21||At Lady Molly's and Casanova's Chinese Restaurant|
|December 19||The Kindly Ones|
The Valley of Bones and The Soldier's Art
|March 20||The Military Philosophers|
|April 17||Books Do Furnish a Room and Temporary Kings|
|May 15||Hearing Secret Harmonies|
Molecular geneticist Stephanie Levi will demystify the science behind love, attraction and everything in between. Learn about differences in the brains of men and women when it comes to love, the science behind breakups and how pheromones influence behaviors. For adults 18 years and older; program will contain adult content.
Lyric Opera lecturer Rochelle Klapman presents The Tales of Hoffman by Jacques Offenbach. Come to the lecture before you go to the opera that opens this season of the Lyric Opera. This series is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library. There is no registration; just drop in.
Drop by to hear Helen Magid from the Lyric Opera Lecture Corps discuss Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti. This series of opera lectures is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.