Einstein’s Theory of Relativity posits that time is relative. A Kantian would insist that time is a form of intuition. However, a Fool -- indeed, the Fool in As You Like It -- aptly describes time as an unforgiving, continuous series of hours:
“It is ten o’clock.
Thus we may see,” quoth he, “how the world wags.
’Tis but an hour ago since it was nine,
And after one hour more ’twill be eleven.
And so from hour to hour we ripe and ripe,
And then from hour to hour we rot and rot,
And thereby hangs a tale.” (2.7.23-29)
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The West End Library Friends Present: Ori Z Soltes: The Age of Adventure and Exploration
The Shakespeare Society is a monthly Shakespeare reading and discussion group. We meet on the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.
We intend to read and discuss every single Shakespeare play in series-order, grouped in several series reflecting his tragedies, comedies, problem plays, romances, and histories. There is no preferred edition. The West End Neighborhood Library's adult services librarian will facilitate the discussion.
Instructor Stephanie led 26 virtual yoga sessions in 2021.
Inspiration flowed from consecutive alphabet letters.
Each 30-minute practice featured a book & concept.
Enjoy the A to Z schema of stories & stretches!
Jan. 7, 2021
Reader’s Theatre shared a dozen diverse seasonal stories in 2021.
The monthly live events showcased books, crafts, and local talent.
Enjoy a look back at the year past and join us for more events in 2022.
Coffee & Conversation West End highlights for winter 2021
The West End Neighborhood Library hosted the final Coffee & Conversation of 2021 on Dec. 8, 2021.
The meeting took place outdoors, and although the group was smaller than usual, the hour went by quickly - as the assembly of participants continued to discuss and solve the world's problems and opportunities.
The West end Neighborhood Library's Coffee and Conversation program will move to a monthly format and will meet again in January 2022. Stand by for more details!
In the New Testament, Jesus Christ fasts for forty days and forty nights, a feat that, in and of itself, requires at least some modicum of superhuman strength. What I find more extraordinary, however -- indeed, this is the most extraordinary, superhuman thing -- is when Jesus resists the temptation to "stick it" to his nemesis. "If you're as great as you claim," the devil essentially says, "turn these stones into bread."
In a catchy dance track that has continuously blessed pop radio airwaves since 1993, Trinidadian-German artist Haddaway wonders: "What is love?"
This is doubtless a pressing question that has preoccupied not only Presocratic philosophers but early 90s hedonistic revelers hellbent on Bacchanalian surrender at Tunnel. Yet, for me, the more interesting part has always been Haddaway's baritone-soaked rejoinder: "Baby, don't hurt me." And, indeed, it is Benedick who says in Act 5.2: