A poet and a particle physicist, who happen to be married, walk into a bar. Well, actually appear in an East Hampton Library Zoom program Monday at 5 p.m. on the ways that poetry and science can enrich the understanding of the universe. Carmen Bugan, the poet, and Alessandro Tricoli, the physicist, will talk about how creative words about the sun, moon, and stars bring the cosmos nearer, as do scientists using the abstract language of mathematics. A Zoom link will be sent about 15 minutes before the talk to registered participants. The library's calendar web page has the details on signing up.
A limited number of holiday ornament kits will be available on Friday, Nov. 27, for a take-home craft project. Instructions will be included, and tutorial videos will be posted on the library's YouTube page. Registration is by phone at 631-324-0222, extension 3, at the reference desk, or by emailing [email protected].
Looking ahead, on Dec. 1 there will be a Zoom program about the history, engineering, and impact of New York City's public transportation system, at 6 p.m. An online program about Vincent van Gogh is scheduled for Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. Registration for these events is as above.
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