Upcoming Events

Monday, April 16, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:30pm

  • 11:00 AM to 01:30 PM
    Contact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3

    Joining the ranks of popular science classics like The Botany of Desire and The Selfish Gene, a groundbreaking, wondrously informative, and vastly entertaining examination of the most significant revolution in biology since Darwin—a “microbe’s-eye view” of the world that reveals a marvelous, radically reconceived picture of life on earth.

    Every animal, whether human, squid, or wasp, is home to millions of bacteria and other microbes. Ed Yong, whose humor is as evident as his erudition, prompts us to look at ourselves and our animal companions in a new light—less as individuals and more as the interconnected, interdependent multitudes we assuredly are.

    The microbes in our bodies are part of our immune systems and protect us from disease. In the deep oceans, mysterious creatures without mouths or guts depend on microbes for all their energy. Bacteria provide squid with invisibility cloaks, help beetles to bring down forests, and allow worms to cause diseases that afflict millions of people.

    Many people think of microbes as germs to be eradicated, but those that live with us—the microbiome—build our bodies, protect our health, shape our identities, and grant us incredible abilities. In this astonishing book, Ed Yong takes us on a grand tour through our microbial partners, and introduces us to the scientists on the front lines of discovery. It will change both our view of nature and our sense of where we belong in it.

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

    Location:
    AWPL Board Room
    Age Group:
    Adult
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Monday, April 16, 2018 -
11:00am to 12:00pm

Monday, April 16, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:30pm

  • 01:00 PM to 03:30 PM
    Contact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3

    (2014) Starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons.   Andrew Neiman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man's life. Andrew's passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability – and his sanity.  Rated R; 1 hour, 47 min. Discussion and refreshments to follow.

    Location:
    AWPL Community Room
    Age Group:
    Adult
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Monday, April 16, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:45pm

  • 06:00 PM to 07:45 PM
    Contact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3

    Learn basic Italian vocabulary and use these words in sentences and converation. Practice conversations for various social settings: traveling, restaurants, museums, church, shopping, etc.
    Participants are encouraged to attend all of the sessions to maximize the learning experience. Please stop by the Help Desk to pick up a copy of Colloquial Italian: The Complete Course for Beginners by Sylivia Lymbery.

    Location:
    AWPL Community Room
    Age Group:
    Adult
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

  • 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
    Contact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

    This course will include an in-depth exploration of mindfulness of the body as a path toward calm and connection to ourselves and others.  Much more than just a relaxation technique, mindfulness gives us a new way to relate to all of our experience, with kindness, with interest and without judgment.  With mindfulness, we can step out of habitual reactions and find new ways to respond to ourselves and others. Each class will include guided meditation practice, teaching, and Q&A, as well as optional homework. The class consists of four sessions: April 3 and 17, May 1 and 15.  It is reccommended, though not required, to attend all of the sessions. You must register for each session individually.

    Location:
    AWPL Community Room
    Age Group:
    Adult, Teen
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

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