Experience an entertaining and hilarious evening with Mary Roach. Roach will discuss her frank approach to science, the importance of humor, and explore the weird, wonderful world in which we live.
Dubbed “America’s funniest science writer” by the Washington Post, Roach has explored topics from the curious lives of human cadavers, packing to visit space, the afterlife, the alimentary canal, and more. Roach claims to have no hobbies, but enjoys bird-watching, hiking, playing scrabble, and watching late-night Animal Planet.
Annalee Newitz will join Mary Roach in conversation. Newitz has a Ph.D. in English and American Studies from UC Berkeley and is one half of the hilarious podcast, Our Opinions are Correct. On their show, Newitz delves into the weird, wonderful, and nerdy framework of science in pop culture.
This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). ILP is committed to inclusion and accessibility. To request accommodations, please email email@example.com
|Mon, Mar 27||Closed|
|(Closed due to construction.)|
|Tue, Mar 28||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 29||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 30||9:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 31||9:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sat, Apr 01||9:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Apr 02||Closed|
Shorewood-Troy Public Library is located in the Brookforest neighborhood just northeast of the Route 52/Jefferson St. and Brookshore Dr. intersection.
Since its creation in 1975, the library strives to:
-Support lifelong learning for personal development and discovery
-Provide free and easy access to print and digital materials and resources, along with equipment, facilities for public use and friendly knowledgeable staff
-Build community in a warm and welcoming space
-Promote the enjoyment of reading by offering a wide variety of materials, both recent and classic