Categories: Lectures & Education
- Cost: Free
TED Talks at the Somers Library
Fridays, September 7, November 2 and December 7, 1:00 – 2:30 pm; October 5, 3 – 4:30 pm
TED talks are back! Join host Eugene Ritchie in discussion after viewing two TED talk speakers each session who will speak on a specific topic. Professor Ritchie’s mission is to provide a viewing, discussion, and inspirational forum for library members and the Somers Community of themed TED Talks designed for personal and professional growth. Each program consists of diverse speakers with short presentations of 10 and 21 minutes long. Each talk will be followed by light refreshment.
Topics and speakers are:
September: Architecture and Bridges
Renzo Piano – “The Genius Behind Some of the World’s Most Beautiful Buildings”
Ian Firth – “Bridges Should be Beautiful”
October: Business: Decision Making
Sheena Iyengar – “The Art of Choosing”
Margaret Heffernan – “Forget the Pecking Order at Work”
November: Community Health: The Opioid Crisis
Travis Reider – “The Agony of Opioid Withdrawl and What Doctors Should Tell Patients
Chera Kowalski – “The Critical Role Libraries Play in the Opioid Crisis
December: Technology: Dystopia or Utopia?
K. Hill and S. Mattis – “What Your Smart Devices Know (and Share) About You”
Zeynep Tufecki – “We’re Building a Dystopia Just to Make People Click on Ads”
Registration is required – please register for each month’s talks separately. Please register on our online calendar at www.somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717.
Our programs are funded by the Friends of the Somers Library through your donations. Thanks for your support!
The Somers Library