Today's Events

Title:A Genius for Place: American Landscapes of the Country Place Era
Date:Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time:All Day Event
Location:Mezzanine
Categories:Exhibits, Landscape
Description:

A GENIUS FOR PLACE:
AMERICAN LANDSCAPES OF THE COUNTRY PLACE ERA
A Panel Exhibition from the Library of American Landscape History

Beginning in the late nineteenth century, new fortunes in the United States made it possible for many city dwellers to commission country estates. Rising cultural aspirations, a widespread belief in the salutary benefits of country life, the availability of beautiful land, and growing numbers of landscape practitioners set the stage for thousands of such places.
From the 1890s to the waning years of the Great Depression, legions of American estates were constructed on the outskirts of cities, in resorts, and in scenic locales throughout the nation. Taken together, they comprise an important movement in the history of North American landscape design. Seven examples, are the subject of this photographic exhibition: Gwinn, Cleveland, Ohio; Stan Hywet, Akron, Ohio; Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.; Winterthur, Winterthur, Del.; Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich.; Val Verde, Santa Barbara, Calif.; and Naumkeag, Stockbridge, Mass.

About the Exhibition
A Genius for Place is based on a book by Robin Karson that traces the development of American landscape design by analyzing a group of landscapes that were chosen for their significance, state of preservation, and chronological and geographical distribution. Most are open to the public today. Karson argues that the spirit of the place--the genius loci--continued to guide these twentieth-century practitioners, even as they began experimenting with other influences, from the Beaux Arts to modernism. The award-winning book has drawn wide praise. The London Telegraph identified it as the "most important book on American gardens for at least a decade." An exhibition of original photographs specially commissioned for the book toured nationally from 2000 to 2012.

Title:Landscape paintings, etchings and drawings by Elizabeth Lehman, Anita Hunt, Adell Donoghue
Date:Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time:All Day Event
Location:Hosmer Gallery
Categories:Exhibits
Description:

Elizabeth Lehman: oil landscape paintings

Anita Hunt: landscape etchings

Adell Donoghue: landscape drawings

For more information see the Hosmer Gallery website.

Title:Job Seeker's Support Group
Date:Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time:1:30pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Forbes Library
Location:Watson Room
Categories:Job Seeking, Recurring Events
Description:

The Job Seeker's Support Group provides an informal setting for job seekers to discuss their goals, develop new job hunting strategies, and exchange ideas about the job search process. The group meets every Tuesday from 1:30 to 3 pm in the Community Room of the Forbes Library; it is facilitated by a career counselor. Everyone is welcome.

Title:CANCELED FOR TODAY: Drop-In Computer Help
Date:Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time:2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:Reference Room
Categories:Recurring Events, Technology
Description:

DROP IN COMPUTER HELP IS CANCELED FOR TODAY.

Do you need a little help with the computer? Having trouble getting started, or ran into a sticky problem? Want to get your first email account? Looking for a better way to format a document?

Come to the drop-in computer help session! Bring your wireless laptop or use one of the library's computers to have your questions answered.

Title:Read With Me Book Group
Date:Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time:3:30pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Ellen
Location:Children's Department
Categories:Book Discussions, Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Read With me Book Group is for Kids in Grades 1-3 and their parents, friends or guardians.There will be a meeting with a brief discussion, crafts and snacks.

This book for October is yet to be determined, but please bring ideas to September's meeting! Stop by the Children's desk and ask Ellen for more information.

 

Title:Trustees of Forbes Library
Date:Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time:4:00pm - 5:30pm
Presenter:Forbes Library
Location:Watson Room
Categories:Meeting, Recurring Events, Trustees of Forbes Library
Description:

Monthly meeting of the Trustees of Forbes Library. Open to the public.

Past meeting minutes and additional information is available on the Trustees website.