Artists on Film: "Girl With a Pearl Earring"

Artists on Film: "Girl With a Pearl Earring"

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler for Artists on Film, a six-week series that continues through November 11. 
This week's film is Girl With a Pearl Earring, directed by Peter Webber. Scarlett Johansson plays an impoverished young woman who goes to work for Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, played by Colin Firth. (2004, 95 minutes)

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Parent Workshop: Screen-Smart Parenting

Parent Workshop: Screen-Smart Parenting

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Discover the best digital library resources and tools in this workshop for parents of young children. Librarian Miss Anne will talk about the latest research on promoting literacy in your home while using digital devices. Best for parents of kids up to age 6. Adult registration necessary.

When registering online, you can request free on-site childcare from Parenthesis, a partner in this workshop.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Genealogy Meet-Up Lecture

Genealogy Meet-Up Lecture

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

This monthly group is an opportunity for genealogy enthusiasts to meet up, discuss tips and helpful hints, and hear from experts in the field. Guest lecturer Thomas MacEntee will present "Building Your Research Toolbox."

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Sarah Okner: Life in a Japanese-American Internment Camp

Sarah Okner: Life in a Japanese-American Internment Camp

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japan in December 1941, all Japanese-Americans living on the West Coast were forced from their homes and into relocation camps in remote areas of the country. Among the more than 120,000 Japanese-Americans who were incarcerated, over two-thirds were American-born, and many were children. 
Historian and librarian Sarah Okner, a descendant of internees, shares photos and details of daily life in an internment camp, and the profound effects it had on those living there.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
"Small Island": Film Screening and Panel Discussion

"Small Island": Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Based on the award-winning novel by Andrea Levy, Small Island tells the story of the "Windrush Generation" immigrants who migrated from Jamaica to England in the years immediately following World War II. Trying to escape economic hardship on their own small island, the Windrush Generation experienced hope, disappointment, challenges with assimilation and acculturation, and discrimination in housing and employment in England. Panel discussion to follow film screening.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Chet Taranowski: "The Science of Happiness"

Chet Taranowski: "The Science of Happiness"

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

During the last 15 years, there has been a growing emphasis in social science not just on alleviating human suffering but also on promoting well-being. This changing research emphasis has pointed to some strategies for improving both societal and individual happiness. Well-being inquiry, like most science, is full of its own controversies, but there do seem to be some strategies that can be successful in making us happier. Chet Taranowski, PhD, will provide a broad overview of this material and point to some tested recommendations for increasing well-being. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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