Events & Happenings
Calendar of Events
Other Events and Notes of Interest
PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: June 8
Presents Author Michelle Cusolito and Illustrator Nicole Wong who will discuss their new children’s book Flying Deep on Friday, June 8, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Experience a day in the life of an Alvin pilot and join scientists at the seafloor to collect samples and conduct research. Along the way, discover what one wears, eats, and talks about during a typical eight-hour trip in a underwater craft and find out more about the animals that live deep in our oceans. Michelle will focus on her research and work as an author. Nicole will talk about her work as the illustrator and share a short video that demonstrates her process. Michelle and Nicole will be joined by Alvin Manager, Bruce Strickrott, who will answer questions about being an Alvin pilot and the sub in general. Books will be available for sale. Michelle and Nicole will be available for book signings. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.
PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: June 15
Presents the video “Secrets of the Shining Knight” on Friday, June 15, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. A knight in shining armor may sound like a character out of a storybook, but once upon a time, knighthood was serious business, and for countless medieval fighters, their armor was what stood between life and death. But what was it really like to live beneath the metal? How was that shining armor crafted, and how strong was it? Could it withstand impacts from the most lethal weapons of the day, including crossbows, muskets, and early guns? NOVA challenged blacksmith Ric Furrer and master armorer Jeff Wasson to recreate parts of an elite armor that was originally manufactured in the Royal Workshop founded by King Henry VIII. We trace their successes and setbacks from start to finish as they rediscover centuries-old metalworking secrets, then put their new armor to the ultimate test against a period musket.Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.
THE WHOI 2018 GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS (GFD) PROGRAM: June 18 - August 10
Begins on Monday, June 18 with lectures running through August 10. This year's principal lecturer will be Professor Andrew Woods from the University of Cambridge. If you would like to receive weekly lecture schedules by email, please contact Julie Hildebrandt at firstname.lastname@example.org. All lectures will be held at Walsh Cottage.
WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Week of June 11
Members of the Woods Hole Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla will talk at the library on Monday, June 18, at 7:30 p.m., about pollution, environmental protection laws, local aquatic invasive species, and the America’s Waterways Watch program, which asks recreational boaters to take an active role in staying alert for suspicious activity on the waterfront. Auxiliary members will also be available to answer questions about boating rules and regulations. Author Wendy Hinman returns to the library on Wednesday, June 20, at 7:30 p.m., with her new book Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire which tells a true story of a sea adventure, this one about her husband’s family when he was a teenager and they were sailing around the world. The library will begin the new season of its Social Justice Book Club on June 27. The book club was formed in the summer of 2016 by summer resident Ruth Gainer who is continuing to lead the group and its discussions. All the books chosen for the group focus on issues of poverty, racism, and the justice system. This year, Ruth has expanded the program so there will be a total of four books read and discussed. In each case, copies of the book will be available at the library and also at Eight Cousins Books, for those who wish to own their own copy. The books are all recent releases. At the first discussion on June 27, participants will be discussing The Color of Law, a Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein. On July 11, participants will be discussing Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly About Racism in America, by George Yancy. On July 25, participants will be discussing When They Call You a Terrorist: a Black Lives Matter Memoir, by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele and on August 8, participants will be discussing Give Us the Ballot, by Ari Berman. For more information, call the library at (508) 548-8961, or visit the library’s website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org.
WHOI'S OCEAN SCIENCE CAFE: June 13
Presents “An Oceanographer's Guide To Fishing” on Wednesday, June 13, from 6:30-8:00 p.m., at the Captain Kidd Restaurant & Bar, 77 Water Street, Woods Hole, Mass. The Ocean is vast. Get educated! How can you find and catch more stripers and other saltwater fish this summer? WHOI oceanographer, author, and avid fisherman David Ross will answer many questions that will help! What factors affect where game fish congregate? How do fish move with the currents? Are fish intelligent and what do they see, smell, taste, and hear? Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Food and drinks available for purchase. Reservations are required. You can reserve via http://give.whoi.edu/site/Calendar?id=101162&view=RSVP. For more information, contact email@example.com or
WHOI OCEAN SCIENCE DISCOVERY CENTER & GIFTSHOP:
Located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, is open Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in May and Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in June. For more information, call (508) 289-2663. WHOI merchandise is available year-round by visiting our online store at http://shop.whoi.edu/.