Monday, March 19 at 12:15 p.m.
Siena is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelly’s “Frankenstein” with a variety of events. Siena philosophy Professor Ray Boisvert will talk about the book here on Monday March 19 starting at 12:15 p.m.
“Frankenstein” is probably the most famous book on the unforeseen consequences of technological/scientific advances.
From Professor Boisvert: “‘Frankenstein’ is about as familiar a name as one can find. Its meaning, though, is most often associated with films rather than with the novel. This talk will focus on the novel. It will explore topics raised there, along with some contemporary manifestations. Among them: letter writing (a lost art in an email/texting age?); creating life without women (cloning, transhumanism); the importance of touch/interpersonal contact (e-commerce, digital ordering in restaurants); ugliness/strangeness (physical deformities, immigrants).”
You don’t have to read the novel to participate — but there are plenty of copies available to check out before.
Tuesday, March 20 at 6 p.m.
Story Circle of the Capital District
A group of people who love stories, meets in odd numbered months (January, March, May, etc…) at the Colonie Town Library to share stories which are works in progress.
The stories should be no longer than 10 minutes, unless previous arrangements are made. The teller controls how much, if any, feedback happens. No reading of stories, just telling, please. Listeners and new storytellers welcome.
Ages: adults and teens. For more information: 383-4620.
Wednesday, March 21 at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, March 22 at 6 p.m.
My Home, My Castle
Tools for Aging in Place: No one dreams of spending the “Golden Years” in a nursing home – and you don’t have to. This workshop will empower you or a loved one to age at home, with step-by-step instructions on how to access and pay for long-term care, while preserving what you’ve worked so hard for.
Presented by EverHome Care Advisors and attorney Louis W. Pierro, of Pierro, Connor & Associates
Refreshments served. Registration is required at (518) 608-6998.