Friday, April 22, 2022 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Saturday, April 23, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Saturday, April 23, 2022 - 10:30am to 11:15am

Saturday, April 23, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

  • 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    Contact: Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org

    History's greatest playwright was also one heck of a gardener. The age of Elizabeth I provided William Shakespeare with a rich and varied plant palette, both from England' s considerable bounty as well as foreign introductions.  These he "planted" in his prolific contributions to English literature, and they still bloom today in language filled with plant lore and flower symbolism.  Learn Elizabeth I's role in the advancement of English horticulture and peruse Elizabethan garden elements including mounts and mazes, spouting sundials, fantastical topiary and the pleached bower to add to your garden.  Explore some Tudor and Shakespearean gardens in the UK and the USA to visit for inspiration. Turns out, the world's not only a stage, it's also a garden!

    Lesley Parness has worked in public gardens in America and abroad for the past four decades. She is a founding member and past president of Garden State Gardens, a non-profit consortium of New Jersey’s public gardens, and a member of the Herb Society of America and the Council on Botanic and Horticultural Libraries. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including The Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum’s Annual and Arbor Day Awards, The Friends of Berry Lane Park’s Annual Award and The North Jersey Civil War Roundtable’s Special Achievement Award.

    Funded by a generous gift to the AWPL Foundation by Glenn P. and Susan D. Dickes.

    Location:
    AWPL Community Room
    Age Group:
    Adult, Teen
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Saturday, April 23, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Sunday, April 24, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Sunday, April 24, 2022 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Monday, April 25, 2022 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Monday, April 25, 2022 - 11:15am to 11:45am

Monday, April 25, 2022 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

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

    (2014)  Narrated by Isabella Rossellini. Would you risk your life to save a stranger and never talk about it?  MY ITALIAN SECRET tells the story of sports idol Gino Bartali, physician Giovanni Borromeo and other Italians worked with Jewish leaders and high-ranking officials of the Catholic Church to carry out ingenious schemes to rescue Jews, partisans and refugees from Nazi-occupied Italy.  Gino Bartali is a sports legend; but his most daring triumph came when he risked his life over and over to save Jews threatened by Nazi extermination. The story of Bartali and the secret network he worked with stands in for the stories of thousands of Italians who risked their lives to save others from capture and death. As an entire continent was engulfed in a genocide which took the lives of most Jews in Nazi occupied Europe (nearly 6 million people), more than 80 percent of Italy's Jews survived. Bartali, like most of the rescuers, never sought recognition or reward. Few of those he helped knew his name or what role he played in their rescue. Rated PG-13; 90 minutes.

    Special discussion with Linda Dubin to follow screening.

    Location:
    AWPL Community Room
    Age Group:
    Adult, Teen
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