Posts tagged with "Adults"

Posted by lmulford on 08/16/13

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.
 
Date and Time: Saturday, August 24, 2-4 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 

Posted by lmulford on 03/24/14

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.
 
Date and Time: Friday, March 28, 7-9 p.m. 
Location: Hendrickson Room 
 

Posted by daccurso on 10/24/11

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.
 
Date and time: Sunday, November 6, 2 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 
 
Sign up also for the Civil War Book Discussion of 1861: The Civil War Awakening on Wednesday, November 2, 7:30 p.m.

Posted by daccurso on 12/08/11

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.
 
Register and pick up your reading list information at any time at the Welcome Desk, 847-506-2640.

Posted by daccurso on 01/24/11
Join us for a unique book discussion at the Library. The Life Readers: Classic Study Group will be focusing on an in-depth study of the works of Edith Wharton. For the February 17 and March 17 meetings, the group will be reading Custom of the Country, and for the April 14 and May 12 meetings, The Age of Innocence. The fee is $25.00 for the Edith Wharton Novels anthology.
 
Dates and times: Thursdays,  February 17, March 17, April 14, May 12, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Board Room

Pick up your copy of the book and sign up at the Welcome Desk.


Posted by daccurso on 05/13/11
Take a trip to Greece with local author Paula Renee Burzawa as she discusses her debut novel, Seasons of Sun. This coming-of-age tale depicts a young girl’s journey into adulthood after spending eight consecutive summers in her mother’s birthplace: an ancient mountain village outside Sparta, Greece. Book sale and signing after the program.
 
Date and time: Sunday, May 22, 2 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 
Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

Posted by lmulford on 09/09/13

Life Readers: Classics Study Group
Thursdays, 7– 8:30 p.m, Cardinal Room.

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. 

Registration:
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.

   Date Title
  2013  
  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
     
  2014  
  February 20
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
 

Posted by lmulford on 09/09/13

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.
 
Date and Time: Tuesday, September 17, 7-8:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 

Posted by daccurso on 09/01/11

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.
 
Date and time: Monday, September 12, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

Posted by daccurso on 09/27/11

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.
 
Date and time: Monday, October 3, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
 
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