SICILY: A Mosaic of Cultures

Westerly Library Auditorium 44 Broad St, Westerly

Ashley Turney, relying on her 25 years of experience living, working and studying in Italy, will take you on a virtual journey around Sicily to learn about its culture, history and cuisine.

Free

ACRI FAMILY TREES: Connecting your family roots

Westerly Library Auditorium 44 Broad St, Westerly

Have you ever been told, “You are related; He/she is your cousin” but you were never told how? Have you ever wanted to know more about your Italian roots? These are the questions “Acri Family Trees” seeks to answer.

Free

Professor Michael Siefert: Lecture on Enrico Fermi, Physicist

Westerly Library Auditorium 44 Broad St, Westerly

Enrico Fermi was one of the most influential physicists of the 20th century. In this talk, Prof. Seifert will trace Fermi’s life from his youth as a mathematical prodigy in Rome, through his influential research and receipt of the Nobel Prize in Physics, to his emigration to the United States and his pivotal work on the Manhattan Project.

Free

Ashley Turney: “Rome”

Westerly Library Auditorium 44 Broad St, Westerly

We will dig into what makes Rome so unique through tales of its illustrious past and learn about the importance of an ancient city in a modern world.

Free

Prof. Alfred Crudale: The Voices of Italy: Italian Language Newspapers and Radio Programs in Rhode Island

Westerly Library Auditorium 44 Broad St, Westerly

Alfred R. Crudale, Ph.D., a professor of Italian at the University of RI., is the author of “Love and Civitas: Dante’s Ethical Journey in the Vita Nuova.” His article “Versi d”Amore e Prose de Romanzi: Are the Poets of the Dolce Still Nuovo still Relevant?” was published in The International Journal of the Humanities, and his latest article “Canzone…t’ho alievato per figiliuola d”Amore: Three Songs of love in Dante’s Vita Nuova,” can be found in the Proceedings of the Dante and Music Conference. In this presentation, Dr. Crudale reflects upon his new book about Italian language newspapers and radio programs in Rhode Island. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Free

Movie: “Paradiso”

The United Theater 5 Canal St., Westerly, RI, United States

The 1990 Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

$6

Prof. Peter Nightingale: The Life and Times of Galileo

Westerly Library Auditorium 44 Broad St, Westerly

Galileo's persecution by the Inquisition has often overshadowed his contributions to developing and legitimizing the scientific method.  Peter Nightingale, Ph.D, theoretical physicist, the University of Rhode Island, shares thoughts about commonalities between Galileo and Albert Einstein; Galileo's motion experiment in relation to his and his family's musical background; Galileo's attempts to solve "that great problem of finding the longitude of a given place on the earth's surface"; and his explanation of factors limiting the size of land animals. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Free