March – May 2014
Author Charles Adler (“Wizards, Aliens and Starships: Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction”)
Main Meeting Room
The author and St. Mary’s College of Maryland physics professor talks about his book “Wizards, Aliens and Starships: Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction” during this Pi Day event. Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton University Press. Community Room
Author A. Douglas Stone (“Einstein and the Quanum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian”)
Main Meeting Room
The author and Yale University physics professor talks about his book “Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian” that offers a new perspective on the significance of Albert Einstein’s contributions to quantum theory. A Pi Day event. Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton University Press. Community Room
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology will present a live seminar with Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle on March 17. If you are in Ithaca, NY, you are welcome to attend the event in person, but they will also live stream the event online for those of us living elsewhere. If you want to take your warbler identification to the next level, join the live stream here at 7:30 PM.
Speakers: Tom Stephenson, author; Scott Whittle, photographer
CUNY sociology professor Bill Helmreich set out on a seemingly impossible journey: to walk every street in New York City. The epic four-year trip took him 6,000 miles through the five boroughs and showed him a view of the city no one else had seen. He documents his unbelievable journey and the remarkable people he met in The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City.
The Extreme Life of the Sea
Amazing Ways Animals Live in Amazing Parts of the Ocean
Thursday, March 20
Bay Theater at Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco
Tickets are $10
Stephen Palumbi, Director of Hopkins Marine Station, talks about his new book – The Extreme Life of the Sea. What are the fastest fish in the sea? The deepest species? The hottest, coldest, oldest? The strangest family lives? The oceans are filled with a huge diversity of life, and species manage to live in virtually all habitats. There is the deepsea stop light fish with red search lights for finding prey – that only it can see. There are ice fish with special proteins that keep ice out of their blood, and are now used to keep ice out of your ice cream. This is a talk for everyone who wants to know the secrets of the sea. It is about the familiar – where Nemo finds a mate – and the unfamiliar – how do squid fly? It is about the extreme life of the sea.
This program is being held in collaboration with the San Francisco Chapter of the American Cetacean Society, and the Bio Blitz and Biodiversity Festival to be held March 28-29 by the National Geographic, the National Park Service, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the Presidio Trust.
Birds, Books, and Beers II: Will Russell, co-author of Rare Birds of North America
Monday, May 5: 6:00-8:00pm.
Join Freeport Wild Bird Supply for our second Birds, Books, and Beers Series event on Monday, May 5th in conjunction with their neighbors, the Maine Beer Company!
541 Route One
Freeport, ME 04032
Will Russell, co-author of this outstanding book, will join them for a casual evening of birds, books, and beers. The event will begin at the store at 6:00pm, with refreshments and a few hors d’oevers, and some casual conversation. Plenty of copies of Rare Birds will be available, and Will will be happy to sign them.
At 6:30, the group will take the short walk to the tasting room of The Maine Beer Company, where Mr. Russell will offer a short talk, followed by ample time for questions between sips of the fine offers of MBC. Freeport Wild Bird Supply will have copies of Rare Birds in tow, for you to purchase and for Will to sign as well.
This is another great opportunity to learn more about this fantastic book – a must-have for all serious birders – and a chance to learn about the delectable offerings of MBC. (Non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks are also available for purchase).
The Ocean: A Surprising Source of Innovation