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Week of January 25, 2015
Mon Jan 26

Making the Most of Your Presentation

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM • Redfield Auditorium
Jean-luc Doumont, Principiæ

Sponsor: Directorate & Communications

Tue Jan 27

There will be no Physical Oceanography Department seminar today

3:00 PM

Wed Jan 28

There will be no AOP&E Department seminar today

12:15 PM

Thu Jan 29

Spatial Expansions in Heterogeneous Environments

12:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium
Wolfram Möbius, Harvard University

Sponsor: Biology Department

Making Smart Energy Choices - Easier than You Think!

4:15 PM
Megan Amsler, Cape and Islands Self Reliance Corporation

Sponsor: WHOI Sustainability Task Force

Fri Jan 30

There will be no seminars today

12:00 PM

Emperor's Ghost Army

12:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB:Presents the video “Emperor's Ghost Army” on Friday, January 30, at noon in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Explore the buried clay warriors, chariots, and bronze weapons of China’s first emperor. Sponsored by the WHOI Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

Sponsor: WHOI Information Office

Other Events and Notes of Interest

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB

Presents the PBS video “Secrets of the Sun” on Friday, January 16, at noon in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. New tools let scientists better grasp our star's potentially destructive solar storms. Sponsored by the WHOI Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

WOODS HOLE HISTORICAL MUSEUM

The museum announces its “2015 Craft Workshop” series, run in conjunction with the Woods Hole Public Library. The first session will be held on Thursday, January 15, at 7:00 p.m., in the library’s lower level. All are open to the public with only very small materials fees. Rachel Switzer will teach this introduction to the Shibori Japanese resist technique of dyeing fabric. Shibori uses stitching, binding, wrapping, or folding to create unique textile patterns.  Participants will hand-dye a cotton tea towel using cold water fiber-reactive dye. Students should wear old clothes or an apron and bring tall dish gloves. Please note, workshop may run for up to three hours to complete fabric preparation and dyeing. Class size is limited to eight participants, so call the library at (508) 548-8961 to pre-register. A $6 materials fee is due at the workshop. Includes large 'flour sack' cotton tea towel, dye, and all other materials. The rest of the “Craft Workshops” will be offered on alternate Thursdays in the weeks immediately following. The subjects will include “Knot Tying” on January 29; “Reclaimed Book Pages Turned into Heart Garlands” on February 5; “Fold-over Fabric Clutch Purses” on February 19; “Basketry” on March 5 & 12; and a “Simple Crochet” workshop to finish the series on March 19. Reservations may be made with a phone call to the library at (508) 548-8961. More details are available on the library and museum websites: www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org and www.woodsholemuseum.org.

WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY

The library will be presenting a series of children’s activities on Saturdays in January and February. Each afternoon will include a Knitting Workshop, starting at 2:00 p.m., for children in 1st grade and older, followed by a film starting at 3:00 p.m., for children of all ages. All these activities are free and open to the public. The knitting classes are open to knitters of all abilities, even none at all. Instruction will be provided. The children should bring their own needles and yarn, preferably of a medium weight or thicker with needles of at least a US7 to match the yarn. The first film on January 3 will be an animated film released in September called “Bold Eagles.”  The second, on January 10, will be “Boxcar Children,” a new animated version from Israel just released in December 2014.  On January 17, “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” an animated film from Japan will be shown. A live action 1984 version of “Black Beauty” will be screened on January 24, and “Turbo” another animated film from 2013 is scheduled for January 31. The New Year brings yet another installment of “Story Hour for Grownups” to the library, on Sunday, January 18, at 3:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The afternoon’s program will open with an original story, “Where is Your Husband?” by local writer Helen Goodwin. An American woman is traveling alone in southeast Asia, a situation contrary to local custom and culture. Again and again she must account for the whereabouts of her “absent husband.” She is tempted to respond with a withering defense of women’s independence, but realizes that offending those who are expressing concern may deprive her of their assistance if she gets in a jam. She comes up with a suitable cover story to explain her unusual travel arrangements. Jeannette Fullerton, whose acting experience and British accent enhance her readings and never fail to draw an appreciative audience, will share a story, “Lunch with Ruth Sykes.”  In this piece from the recently released collection, “The Stories of Jane Gardam,” a mother and her physician daughter, Rosalind, share the same roof but dwell miles apart. Mrs. Thessally is cowed by her daughter’s overbearing personality but decides to interfere when Rosalind’s love life goes awry. This event will take place downstairs in the Community Room at the library. Doors will open at 2:30. If wintry weather conditions necessitate cancellation, there will be a message to that effect on the library phone at (508) 548-8961 and updated information will also be posted on the web site at woodsholepubliclibrary.org. On Saturday, January 24 at 2:00 p.m., librarians Margaret McCormick and Kellie Porter will read the story “The Mitten” and teach an accompanying craft specifically tailored to young children. “Mittens” made of scraps of felted wool and “animals” hand-colored from preprinted templates on paper will be constructed by the children and their families, who are more than welcome to attend and help. The children will then be ready to re-tell and act out the story on their own. This seasonal event is free and open to the public. For reservations and questions, call the library at
(508) 548-8961.

WHOI OCEAN SCIENCE EXHIBIT CENTER & GIFTSHOP

The center, located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, is closed for the season and will re-open in mid-April. For more information, call (508) 289-2663. WHOI merchandise is available year-round by visiting our online store at http://shop.whoi.edu/whoi/.

THE WOODS HOLE FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY (WHFMS)

Presents “Bill Staines” on Sunday, January 18. There is nothing we can say to longtime members that they haven't heard before, but for our newcomers: Bill is the only performer who has performed here faithfully every season since WHFMS began. He is a stalwart New England Cowboy, a national treasure, a brilliant left-handed guitarist, and a singer-songwriter and storyteller to rival the very best in the land. Bill is guaranteed to warm your heart with nostalgia for the past as well as optimism for the future. Be there.  The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $15, with discounts for members, seniors, youth, and children. The Community Hall is handicapped accessible. There is no charge for street parking after 6:00 p.m. More information is available at www.arts-cape.com/whfolkmusic or by calling (508) 540-0320.

WOODS HOLE HISTORICAL MUSEUM

The museum announces its “2015 Craft Workshop” series, run in conjunction with the Woods Hole Public Library. The “Craft Workshops” will be offered on alternate Thursdays. The subjects will include “Knot Tying” on January 29; “Reclaimed Book Pages Turned into Heart Garlands” on February 5; “Fold-over Fabric Clutch Purses” on February 19; “Basketry” on March 5 & 12; and a “Simple Crochet” workshop to finish the series on March 19. Reservations may be made with a phone call to the library at (508) 548-8961. More details are available on the library and museum websites: www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org and www.woodsholemuseum.org.

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB:

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB:Presents the video “Emperor's Ghost Army” on Friday, January 30, at noon in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Explore the buried clay warriors, chariots, and bronze weapons of China’s first emperor. Sponsored by the WHOI Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

THE WOODS HOLE FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY (WHFMS):

Presents “John Roberts and Debra Cowan” on Sunday, February 15. John Roberts and Debra Cowan, both brilliant singers in the Anglo-American tradition, recently decided to team up for a series of small concerts to help with the logistics of getting from place to place. Their success and enjoyment blossomed into a longer-term collaboration, which we're very glad they're bringing back to Woods Hole again. John and Debra first met in 1999 at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, where John and his longtime musical partner Tony Barrand were performing a concert of Maritime Songs. They continued to meet at various folk music events in New England, often appearing on stage together at New England folk festivals. They share a deep and abiding passion for the old songs and ballads that have been handed down through the oral tradition in the English-speaking world, performing a cappella or accompanied by guitar, concertina and banjo. And though their concerts focus mainly on traditional songs, we can expect contemporary material as well, including songs by friends of both performers. Be prepared to join in and sing along! The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $15, with discounts for members, seniors, youth, and children. The Community Hall is handicapped accessible. There is no charge for street parking after 6:00 p.m. More information is available at www.arts-cape.com/whfolkmusic or by calling (508) 540-0320.

WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY

The library will be presenting a series of children’s activities on Saturdays in January and February. Each afternoon will include a “Knitting Workshop,” starting at 2:00 p.m., for children in 1st grade and older, followed by a film starting at 3:00 p.m., for children of all ages. All these activities are free and open to the public. The knitting classes are open to knitters of all abilities, even none at all. Instruction will be provided. The children should bring their own needles and yarn, preferably of a medium weight or thicker with needles of at least a US7 to match the yarn. “Turbo” an animated film from 2013 will be screened on January 31 at 3:00 p.m.  The library’s winter series of films for grown-ups begins on Monday evening, January 26. As has always been the case with the library’s public viewing of recent films, due to licensing requirements, the name of the film cannot be stated in public announcements. Instead, the library gives clues so the public can guess which film will be shown. As always, the librarians are allowed, and happy to answer, direct questions, either in person or on the phone. This first film was just released in August 2014. It is unusual in that it was filmed over the course of 13 years, tracing the life of a family, focusing on the son as he grows from age 5 to age 18. Since this film lasts 165 minutes, it will start early, at 6:00 p.m., in the lower level meeting room of the library. People should feel free to call the library to ask any questions, such as the actual name of the film, at (508) 548-8961. This film screening is free and open to the public. A “Garden Roundtable” with Josh Leveque held on the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. (the next one is on February 12) in the library’s lower level meeting room. All gardeners, of whatever experience and level, are welcome to come to these evening discussions. This seasonal event is free and open to the public. For reservations and questions, call the library at (508) 548-8961. The library will offer a talk about marine mammals in the Mediterranean Sea by oceanographer Alessandro Bocconcelli on Wednesday, January 28, at 7:30 p.m.  Alex was born in Italy, grew up on the Italian Riviera (Liguria), and “stranded” in the USA in the 1980s. He is a graduate of the Italian Merchant Marine Institute, and licensed as a Captain in 1982 (unlimited tonnage/all oceans). He has worked as mariner and commercial fisherman both in Italy and New England. Alex arrived at Woods Hole in the summer of 1985 as an MIT summer student, earning his BS in Ocean Engineering from MIT in 1986, and a Masters in Ocean Engineering in 1991. He is currently a research specialist at WHOI, has served on more than 100 research cruises, and has authored and/or co-authored 50 papers. He has worked on marine mammal research, fisheries, mooring technology, and science coordination at sea. Alex and his family are Woods Hole residents and all, as well as his good and faithful dog Erskine, are avid patrons of the library. This event is free and open to the public. For more details, call the library at (508) 548-8961 or visit the website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org.