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Sunday, December 17, 2017 -
12:00pm to 3:45pm

Monday, December 18, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

  • 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
    Contact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3

    “A cracking read, combining storytelling of the highest order with a trove of information. . . . What’s remarkable is that it all fits together.”—Wall Street Journal

    “Successful science writing tells a complete story of the ‘how’—the methodical marvel building up to the ‘why’—and Randall does just that.”—New York Times Book Review

    “[Randall] is a lucid explainer, street-wise and informal. Without jargon or mathematics, she steers us through centuries of sometimes tortuous astronomical history.”—The Guardian

    In Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs, Professor Lisa Randall, one of today’s most influential theoretical physicists, takes readers on an intellectual adventure through the history of the cosmos, showing how events in the farthest reaches of the Universe created the conditions for life—and death—on our planet.

    Sixty-six million years ago, an object the size of a city crashed into Earth, killing off the dinosaurs, along with three-quarters of the planet’s species. Challenging the usual assumptions about the simple makeup of the unseen material that constitutes 85% of the matter in the Universe, Randall explains how a disk of dark matter in the Milky Way plane might have triggered the cataclysm.

    But Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs does more than present a radical idea. With clarity and wit, it explains the nature of the Universe, dark matter, the Milky Way galaxy, comets, asteroids, and impacts. This breathtaking synthesis, illuminated by pop culture references and social and political viewpoints, reveals the deep relationships among the small and the large, the visible and the hidden, as well as the astonishing beauty of the connections that surround us. It’s impossible to read this book and look at either the Earth or the sky again in the same way.

    Books are available at the Library; new members always welcome!

    Age Group:
    Adult
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Monday, December 18, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

  • 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    Contact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3

    (2017)  Starring Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried.  Harriet Lauler was once a successful businesswoman in tight control of every aspect of her life. As she reflects upon her accomplishments, she's suddenly inspired to engage a young local writer to pen her life's story. When the initial result doesn't meet Harriet's high expectations, she sets out to reshape the way she is remembered, with Anne dragged along as an unwilling accomplice. As the journey unfolds, the two women develop a unique bond which alters not only Harriet's legacy, but also Anne's future.  Rated R; 108 minutes.  Discussion and refreshments to follow screening.

     

    Location:
    AWPL Community Room
    Age Group:
    Adult
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm

Thursday, December 21, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

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