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« Saturday November 11, 2006 »
Start: 6:59 pm
End: 6:59 pm

Digitally projected and fully licensed, these modern masterworks will roar to life out of our new stereo sound system. Come early to see a cartoon before the show! Feel free to bring your own candy, popcorn and pop. Doors open fifteen minutes before the show. Fridays at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium. Free and open to the public.


Start: 5:00 pm
End: 5:00 pm

Artery Laurence Channing 1999

Start: 2:00 pm
End: 4:00 pm

The Story of the Apple reveals the solution to a long-standing puzzle: where did the apple come from, and why is the familiar large, sweet, cultivated apple so different from all the other wild apple species with their bitter, cherry-sized fruits? It was long assumed that the apple of our gardens and supermarkets is the result of a complex history of hybridization and selection. But the true story turns out to be even more interesting, involving earthquakes in the mountainous Tian Shan and the spreading of deserts in Inner and Central Asia, the eating habits of bears and horses (and perhaps dung beetles), the Silk Roads and other ancient trading routes, the discovery of the horticultural technique of grafting, and the multiple virtues of cider. (Check out this website for more information on Mabberley and the book he co-authored)