The Hardtacks present: Global Banjar!
Politics, Race, & Empire in Antebellum Banjo Music Worldwide
Monday, May 16th 7PM
The Newbury Vets Hall
deliver a vivid overview of antebellum global politics and life through
early 19th century banjo music and lyrics. Through period music,
visuals, and texts, along with copious audience participation, the
Hardtacks dig deep into the hidden corners of the past, and shed new
light on the echoes still sounding today – American music will never
sound the same to you again!
“Why do we use robots on Mars, but not in our living rooms?”
In her TED talk, Cynthia Breazeal, a
Roboticist at MIT states that the key is in training robots to interact with
people. She and her team dream up and build robots with social intelligence
that communicate, learn, and play like we do.
Join us in our first monthly Discovery
Café, as we view Cynthia’s TED
talk, and discuss the benefits and downsides to social robotics. This is an
informal discussion, where questions and debate are encouraged. Coffee, tea and refreshments will be served.
Discovery Café will be an ongoing monthly
series where we view TED talks, and discuss the topics explored.
APRIL VACATION PROGRAMMING
Monday, 4/25 – The Lake Sunapee
Protective Association (LSPA) presents: Nature’s Way – 1 p.m.
– This hands-on session explores the basic concepts of habitat and the food
web. Activities take place both inside and outside the library. For grades K-5.
Tuesday, 4/26 – Game day – All day – Join us for a drop-in game day!
Chess, board games, oversized Jenga and more.
Wednesday, 4/27 – Origami –
1-3 p.m. – Get creative, and try your hand at the ancient art of origami!
Thursday, 4/28 – Star Wars movie day –
1-4 p.m – Our big
finale! Bring your blankets and pillows, and come watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens
with us. Feel free to dress up in your best character outfit! The first 50
children will get an inflatable light saber! Light refreshments will be
provided. Rated PG-13. Held at Vet’s Hall.