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WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
September 21, 2021 @ 12:00 am - October 24, 2021 @ 12:00 am
The library will be continuing its autumn film series in October with a virtual showing of AlphaGo. As with the rest of the films in the library’s autumn series, this is made available through ROCO Films courtesy of a special grant. With more board configurations than there are atoms in the universe, the ancient Chinese game of ‘Go’ has long been considered a grand challenge for artificial intelligence. On March 9, 2016, the worlds of Go and artificial intelligence collided in South Korea. The best-of-five-game competition coined The DeepMind Challenge Match, pitted a legendary Go master against an Artificial Intelligence program that was still learning to play the world’s most complex board game. AlphaGo chronicles a journey from the back streets of Bordeaux, past the coding terminals of Google DeepMind in London, and, ultimately, to the seven-day tournament in Seoul. As the drama unfolds before an audience of over 280 million viewers worldwide, more questions emerge: What can artificial intelligence reveal about a 3000-year-old game? What will it teach us about humanity? Directed by Greg Kohs with an original score by Academy Award nominee, Hauschka. The film will be available to stream from the comfort of your own home between noon on Friday, October 15, and noon on Monday, October 18. Interested viewers must pre-register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (508) 548-8961 to receive the link to the film. The library is having a celebration of all things apples! Learn how to make a festive autumn bunting using recycled books and apple prints, taste test different varieties of apples to find your favorite, an apple story-time, and more fun! This gathering will be held outside in the library courtyard on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. Participants will cut their bunting material out from books that have been loved to pieces, giving them new life. Each page will be adorned with prints using real apples, and then the pages will be strung together to create a beautiful bunting. This fun and easy project is perfect for young kids with a parent/caregiver to help out, or for anyone who would like to create a festive decoration for the season. Please call the library at (508) 548-8961 or email at email@example.com to register. Space is limited. The library is excited to partner with The 300 Committee Land Trust to present a virtual book talk with Scottish author Dr. Kerri Andrews on her new book, Wanderers, a History of Women Walking. In her talk titled “Women Walking: Then and Now” the author will discuss the origins of women’s walking for leisure and pleasure and explore the writing of pioneering women walkers, before considering what this might mean for women’s walking in the present day. What does it mean to know of a centuries-old female tradition of walking? What might it feel like to walk with ancestresses, rather than ancestors? What does walking mean to us, now? The talk will be a Zoom presentation straight from Scotland on Saturday, October 24 at 4 p.m. Lucy Helfrich of The 300 Committee will introduce the event and then Pamela Rothstein will have the pleasure of introducing the author and later moderating a question-and-answer session. To join in the presentation and “meet” this fascinating author who has written so profoundly about women walking, sign up through The 300 Committee website (300committee.org) or the library, either by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling the library at (508) 548-8961. You will be given the link to join in.