Join Tod Forman and noted Newton sculptress, Nancy Schön, for a program called Legacies in Stone, Some Statues of Boston. The one hour illustrated talk will highlight some of Boston's iconic public art. Often taken for granted, each and every sculpture in Boston comes with a life story, a history, a reason for being, criticism, controversy, placement issues and, of course, a sculptor. The program will take place on Thursday, July 15 at 7:00 pm and will appeal to anyone interested in the history, art, politics and characters of Beantown in days gone by.
Tod Forman is a Boston historian and producer of the award winning Boston cable TV documentary series Hubscapes. He has been a tour guide for Boston by Foot for over 15 years and prides himself in not having lost a tourist yet!
Nancy Schön, whose work will be included in the presentation, is a Boston based sculptor known for her many private and public commissions. She has exhibited extensively throughout the U. S. and abroad and has been awarded many honors. Her most famous sculpture in the Boston Public Garden, Make Way for Ducklings, is taken from drawings in the book by Robert McCloskey.
Join filmmaker Jesse Kreitzer on Tuesday, July 20 at 7:00 pm when he will showcase his award-winning film work including festival-favorites, Pearlswig, a documentary profile of Boston's only celebrity autograph hound and paparazzi, and Restoration Project, detailing Kreitzer's frame-by-frame recreation of a decayed 8mm film from the late 1940's. Mr. Kreitzer will also discuss The Wake, his debut feature-length film currently in development. This entertaining program will shed light on one filmmaker’s creative process and will offer insight on how to carry a film project forward, from conception to completion. A Q and A with the filmmaker will follow the screening; light refreshments will be served. The program is sponsored by NewTV.
Jesse Kreitzer is the Government Access Coordinator for NewTV's Red channel. He has been actively engaged in filmmaking since elementary school, opting to produce short videos instead of writing research reports. A magna cum laude graduate of Emerson College and recipient of the Senior Award for Outstanding Achievement in Photography, Jesse has independently produced over 40 short documentary and narrative films since 2002. More info.
The young adult summer reading program, Think Green at Your Library, is underway and will continue throughout the summer. Look for instructions in the YA area about online sign-up, or follow the link from the home page. Earn a gift certificate and keep reading! Come to special YA summer Crafts program in Druker Auditorium on Thursday, July 22, 3:00-4:00 pm (look for more information in the YA area).
It's time to set aside the search for the fountain of youth! Compounds that dramatically extend the health and life spans of animals have recently been demonstrated in the lab and gerontologists now widely agree that drugs that slow human aging and greatly improve health in later life are no longer a distant dream—in fact, candidates supported by convincing data are already at hand. In The Youth Pill: Scientists at the Brink of an Anti-Aging Revolution, veteran science journalist David Stipp tells the story of these momentous developments and the scientists behind them. Writing for nonscientists, Stipp provides an engaging account of some of the most exciting (and sometimes controversial) advances that promise to change the way we live forever. He reveals how seemingly unrelated findings on gene mutations, the life-extending effect of near-starvation diets, the link between dwarfism and longevity, the secrets of long-lived animals and the special genes of human centenarians are now converging. Join him for an informative author talk on Thursday, July 22 at 7:30 pm. The talk will be followed by a book signing with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.
For more than 20 years David Stipp has written about science, medicine, the environment and biotech for the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Salon, Science and other publications. In 1998 he won a National Association of Science Writer's award for best magazine article, and in 1993-94 served as a Knight Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Stop by the library and sign up for a free one-session computer class in Internet, PC Basics or other topics. For more information call 617-796-1380 or see class schedule.
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