November 2014 Nemesis Events

Sunday, November 16th
11:00 am    Book Discussion/Bagel Brunch at Jewish Community Center, 30 North Chestnut Street

    Rabbi Bill Strongin, spiritual leader of the Jewish Congregation of New Paltz, will lead the discussion.  Feel Free to bring a dairy or vegetarian dish to share.

7:00 pm    Book Discussion at Methodist Church
    Reverend Bette J. Sohm leads a discussion at the United Methodist Church, 1 Grove Street.  Refreshments will be served.
Monday, November 17th
3:00 pm    Community Book Talk at Elting Library
    Polio: fact and fiction. Dr Davis Sprague from Family Practice of New Paltz will delve into and decode polio from a medical perspective.
5:00 pm    Community Roundtable Discussion, SUNY NP Honor’s Center
    An interactive dialogue with SUNY New Paltz English Professor Cyrus Mulready and his graduate students. Session will take place at the SUNY New College Hall Honors Center. (http://www.newpaltz.edu/map/loc_collegehall.html)
Refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, November 18th
3:00 pm    Community Book Presentation, Woodland Pond Performing Arts Center 
(100 Woodland Pond Cir, New Paltz, NY 12561 http://wpatnp.org/)
    “Franklin Delano Roosevelt: He Rose From His Wheelchair to Lift the Nation From Its Knees” will be presented by FDR historians Linda Bouchey and Al Vinck.
7:00 pm    Film: Philip Roth: Unmasked at The Elting Memorial Library
    This PBS American Masters documentary features Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning novelist Philip Roth freely discussing aspects of his life and art as he has never done before. Refreshments served.
Wednesday, November 19th
11:00 am    Community Book Discussion at The Elting Memorial Library
    Professor Andrew Bush, Professor of Jewish Studies and Hispanic Studies at Vassar College, will lead the discussion. Refreshments served.
7:00 pm
Dramatic Presentation based on Nemesis and
Discussion –
Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Road
    Mohonk Mountain Stage Company will perform a selection from the novel followed by a discussion of pride and how it impacts the action of the main character Bucky Cantor.  *$7 admission charge
Thursday, November 20th
1-3:00 pm    Community Book Discussion, SUNY NP Faculty Tower, Room 1010
    Gerald Sorin, SUNY Distinguished Professor, author and critic, will lead the discussion.
5-7:00 pm    Academic Panel, SUNY NP Honors Center
    Cross discipline academic panel will focus on the role of athletics in the Nemesis story. Alan Dunefsky, SUNY New Paltz Foundation (formerly Phys. Ed.), Peter Kaufman, Professor of Sociology (Sociology of Sport), Rosemary Millham, Professor of
Secondary Education (Science Education). Moderated by Gerald Benjamin, Director, CRREO.
Friday, November 21st
4:00 pm    Book Discussion, Woodland Pond Performing Arts Center
    Richard Barry, writer and retired educator, will lead a book discussion.
7:oo pm    Hudson River Playback Theatre, SUNY NP Parker Theater
    Hudson River Playback Theatre’s improvisational actors and musician will embody and reflect audience members’ real life experiences of Nemesis-related themes.
Saturday, November 22nd
7:00 pm    Book Discussion at Inquiring Minds, 6 Church Street
Tom Olsen, Professor of English atSUNY New Paltz, will lead the discussion on how this book addresses the emotions and fears generated by an epidemic on individuals and their communities.
Sunday, November 23rd
1:00 pm Wrap Up Discussion, The Elting Memorial Library
    Interactive book and program discussion led by members of the One Book/One New Paltz Committee.   Refreshments will be served.
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