The March book club will meet on Monday, March 9 from 7-8 pm. We will be discussing The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley.
Here is a summary of the book:
In a handful of nations, virtually all children are learning to make complex arguments and solve problems they’ve never seen before. They are learning to think, in other words, and to thrive in the modern economy. What is it like to be a child in the world’s new education superpowers?
In a global quest to find answers for our own children, author and Time magazine journalist Amanda Ripley follows three Americans embedded in these countries for one year. Kim, fifteen, raises $10,000 so she can move from Oklahoma to Finland; Eric, eighteen, exchanges a high-achieving Minnesota suburb for a booming city in South Korea; and Tom, seventeen, leaves a historic Pennsylvania village for Poland.
Copies of the book will be available behind the Main Desk. If you have any questions, please call the library (978-352-5728).
Ever wanted to know more about how Pixar movies like Toy Story or Monsters Inc. are made? Now you can learn and create your own scene in Blender, a free software application for computer generation! Learn the basics of modeling, texturing, lighting, and rendering and materials in Blender!
The workshop will run on Wednesday, March 11 from 7-8.
Make sure to bring a laptop in order to participate!
Join media historian Donna Halper on Saturday, February 28 at 11:30 am as she discusses the history of radio, focusing on the North Shore: what would people in Georgetown have listened to in radio’s early days? And as time passed, who were the favorite announcers, and what were the favorite stations?
Dr. Halper will also discuss why radio changed, and why some listeners believe the programs were better years ago. In addition to her talk, she will bring some rare artifacts, including old radio magazines and memorabilia from the stations you may have grown up listening to.
The talk will run from 11:30 to 1:00 pm in the library’s Meeting Room. Registration is recommended. Please call the library (978-352-5728) or come in to register.