Saturday, August 4, 2012

Special Events in August

Tuesday August 7th, 7 pm
James Prosek: Eels -- An Exploration, From New Zealand to the Sargasso, of the World’s Most Amazing and Mysterious Fish
James Prosek offers a fascinating tour through the life, history, and cultural associations of the freshwater eel, exploring its biology in streams and epic migrations in the ocean, its myth and lore, its mystery and beauty. Prosek travels the globe and will be spending much of the month of August in Japan filming a documentary about his study of eels for Nature on PBS.

Tuesday, August 21st, 7 pm
From Cowboys to Kids: A Personal Journey with Len Morris
Winner of the 2012 Iqbal Masih Award for the Elimination of Child Labor, documentary filmmaker Len Morris will share his story of how he went from producing documentary films on westerns and their cowboy heroes, to filming and producing documentaries on child labor in many third world countries. Len’s website,, documents his fight against violations of human rights and the human spirit.

Wednesday , August 22nd, 7 pm
Lee McCormack & Rachel Baird: Celebrating Martha’s Vineyard’s New Poet Laureate
Join us as we welcome Lee McCormack to his new role as Martha’s Vineyard’s Poet Laureate. Lee will read his poetry, accompanied by Rachel Baird, Martha’s Vineyard’s Seasonal Poet Laureate. Sponsored by the Martha’s Vineyard Poetry Society, with a reception to follow.

Tuesday, August 28th, 7 pm
Duncan Caldwell: Ancient Egyptian Royal Symbols
Archaeologist Duncan Caldwell will speak about one of his most recent expeditions to the Egyptian Sahara. Many of the symbols which were used by the royalty of ancient Egypt around 5,000 years ago came from 3,000 miles away. As the area became a desert, the Sahara, the population retraced their ancestors’ steps. Duncan has been on the vanguard of important archaeological conservation efforts in Europe and Africa. He lives in Paris and Aquinnah.

Thursday, August 30th, 7 pm
Richard Ferland: Travel To China -- From Preparation to Immersion
Join professional photographer Richard Ferland as he takes you on a journey through China. Richard has extensive experience in China, having lived and worked there for a number of years. This presentation focuses on China’s greatest asset, its people.

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