Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Evening Lecture Series: September Events

All programs at the Vineyard Haven Public Library are free and open to the public. Please join us!

Tuesday September 2nd, 7pm
Documentary Film: Under our Skin
A gripping tale of microbes, medicine & money, Under Our Skin exposes the hidden story of Lyme disease, one of the most controversial and fastest growing epidemics of our time. Slate Magazine called it “Head-spinning…riveting…a rigorously researched and highly thorough piece of investigative reporting.” Film screening will be followed by discussion with Dr. Enid Haller, Executive Director of the Lyme Center of Martha’s Vineyard.

Tuesday September 9th, 7pm
Get BUZZD, and A Taste of Honey
Set in the scenic natural beauty of Martha's Vineyard, "BUZZD: The Bee Kill Conspiracy" tells the story of corporate greed, mercenary killing and a new agricultural chemical that endangers the island ecosystem. On September 9th at 7pm, hear from Author Michael G. West, and sample honey provided by Monica Miller (who may or may not be the character Maya in the book).

Wednesday September 17th, 7pm
Tolstoy's Modern Epic: War and Peace
Philip Weinstein, the Alexander Griswold Cummins Professor of Literature at Swarthmore College, will present the first session of a six-part workshop on Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace. Professor Weinstein will be using the Pevear/Volokhonsky translation of the book. A limited number of copies are on reserve at the library, or may be requested through CLAMS. To prepare for the first class, please read Volume One, Parts One and Two.

Tuesday September 23rd, 7pm
Painting a life : Ray Ellis
Author Cynthia (CK) Wolfson will share stories and images from her new biography of the American artist Ray Ellis, "Painting a Life." CK writes an enthusiastic account of his artistic life. Ellis' paintings are interwoven with the text and document his evolution as an artist. Ellis himself wrote captions that accompany the paintings as give insight into his process as a painter.

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