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Come Together: One Book One Community

Harrison Public Library – April 2018 Adult Programs

Richard E. Halperin Memorial Library Building

2 Bruce Avenue, Harrison, NY 10528

914-835-0324 | http://www.harrisonpl.org/

Contact: Giovanna Fiorino-Iannace

Email: [email protected]

Free Admission to all programs

During the month of April, the library will be celebrating National Library Week, a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country, with the One Book – One Community Group Read of Mark Kurlansky’s book 1968: The Year that Rocked the World.

 WED 4/4 @ 4 pm      

2001: Space Odyssey Clips and Presentation

We will be commemorating the movie’s 50th anniversary and discussing its phenomenal appeal.

 WED, 4/4 @ 7 pm     

Talk: Is There Life Elsewhere?      

What could be more exciting than an evening of with the Westchester Amateur Astronomers? Larry Faltz of The Westchester Amateur Astronomers (WAA) will be exploring whether there is life elsewhere in the galaxy.

MON, 4/9 @ 1 pm     

Groovy Cooking in the Year 1968 with Annette Zito

Let’s go back in time and get a taste of cuisine in 1968! Annette Zito of KitchAnette will be highlighting one savory and one sweet food from this pivotal year.

WED, 4/11 @ 7 pm   

Millennium Book Club Discussion

Mark Kurlansky’s 1968: The Year that Rocked the World          

In this monumental book, Mark Kurlansky brings to life the cultural and political history of that pivotal year, when television’s influence on global events first became apparent, and spontaneous uprisings occurred simultaneously around the world. We will be discussing all things 1968, as presented in Kurlansky’s epic book.

 FRI, 4/13 @ 7:30 pm 

“We Shall Overcome: Spiritual in the Civil Rights Movement”

Being Held at All Saint’s Church, 300 Harrison Avenue, Harrison, NY 10528

Eddie Pleasant, Baritone, presents the power of music in times of great social upheaval. The Spirituals of the Civil Rights Movement encouraged and galvanized people to overcome social injustice in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

MON, 4/16 @ 1:30 pm

Great Decisions 2018: Russia’s Foreign Policy

Speaker: with Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, Director of the Intelligence and Defense Project at the Belfer Center, Joan Katen, Joint Prof. of Political Science and Peace & Justice, Pace University

Under President Vladimir Putin, Russia is projecting an autocratic model of governance abroad and working to undermine the influence of liberal democracies, namely along Russia’s historical borderlands. We will examine how Putin conceives national interests, and why Russian citizens support him? How should the United States respond to Putin’s foreign policy ambitions?

“Great Decisions” is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. Our program is facilitated by Joan Katen, Adjunct Professor of Political Science and Peace and Justice

SUN, 4/22 @ 2 pm    

Fashion Runway: 1968 Fashion Show with Nordstrom 

See what was chic in 1968 as Nordstrom fashion stylist, Maureen Flaherty, showcases a series of choice outfits modeled by our very own Harrison High School students. The show is bound to invoke both old and new memories.

SUN, 4/22 @ 7:30 pm           

SingAlong Reunion with the Bookends Band

Taking place at The Tannery Bar & Kitchen on 7 Purdy Street, Harrison, NY 10528

Go back in time for an evening of 1960s music with the Book Ends Band. Reminisce and enjoy your favorite melodies from 50 years ago as we celebrate the year 1968.

MON, 4/23 @ 7:30 pm

Global Reading Book Club – Meeting at the Jewish Community Center in Harrison, 130 Union Avenue, Harrison, NY 10528

We will be discussing My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me by Jennifer Teege

Month of April

Digital Display of 1968 Harrison HS Yearbook – Ongoing Loop

Take a look at a blast from the past. Do you recognize anyone in the Harrison High School’s Class of 1968 Yearbook – teacher or student? Let us know!