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Guilford Comic Con 2018

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Are you a grownup who loves superheroes and Harry Potter? Are you a kid who loves anime and comics? Is Star Wars totally your thing? Do you love to dress up as your favorite pop culture character? No matter who you are or what fandom you belong to, you’re sure to have fun at our free all-day event for lovers of comics, sci-fi, fantasy, games, and more! Free and open to all. Please click here for more info!  

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“How we get the common cold” with Akiko Iwasaki

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Akiko Iwasaki, professor of Immunobiology and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at the Yale School of Medicine, will speak on her research on rhinoviruses and how we get the common cold. Wednesday, October 17 at 7 pm. Please register.

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The Kampala Boxing Club with Sean Kernan


One hot afternoon Sean Kernan wandered into the Kampala Boxing Club in Uganda, because…there it was. Then he hung out there for the next seven years, returning again and again to film a deep dive into the far-off universe of big-city boxing in Africa. He brought back with him The Kampala Boxing Club, a meditation on the rough violence and surprising beauty of the fight game as it is played on that continent. Above all, the film captures the experience of being in this rarified world, so alien and so alive. Long hours honing the mind and body, then expending all that training in a few three-minute rounds, offering honor to the opponent who is trying to beat you—it is an experience that virtually none of us will ever have.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to all. Please call 203-453-8282 or complete the form below to reserve your seat.

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