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The Hardtacks present: Global Banjar! 

Politics, Race, & Empire in Antebellum Banjo Music Worldwide

Monday, May 16th 7PM

The Newbury Vets Hall

The Hardtacks 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!

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“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.

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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! Supplies provided.


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.