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TALK ON PEACE PAPER PROJECT
North Adams, 5 p.m.

Drew Matott, director and founder of the Peace Paper Project, will give a lecture and papermaking demonstration using The Oracle, a bicycle-powered paper pulp beater. Matott’s presentation, “Papermaking as Personal Transformation,” will be held in Bowman Hall, Room 303. In addition, Matott will demonstrate papermaking from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, and from 1-5 p.m. or later on Tuesday, Nov. 19., in the Bowman Hall third-floor hallway. Community members are invited to bring a piece of clothing to transform into paper. These events are free and open to the public, and are sponsored in part by PRESS: Letterpress as a Public Art Project and the Andrew Mellon Foundation.


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TURNING POINT: THE QUEST FOR A CURE
Windsor, 2 - 4 p.m.
Berkshire AHEC, Berkshire Community College, Home Instead, Berkshire Alzheimer’s Partnership, and Age Friendly Berkshires are proud to announce a screening event of the documentary "Turning Point". "Turning Point" follows the researchers on the cusp of an incredible scientific breakthrough that could be the first step toward making Alzheimer’s itself a distant memory. It is the story of the quest for the first medication that could treat the underlying process of Alzheimer’s disease, the people behind these grand experiments, and why medical science is never easy, often unpredictable, and potentially perilous. The screening will be held on Wednesday November 20 from 2 pm to 4 pm at Berkshire Community College, 1350 West Street, Koussevitzky Art Center, Robert M. Boland Theatre, Pittsfield, MA with a panel discussion to follow the screening.  Admission is free.  For more information visit berkshireahec.org/training-event/turning-point-the-quest-for-a-cure/ or call 842-5160.
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AUTHOR TALK | ILAN STAVANS
Amherst, 2:00 PM
“The Seventh Heaven”  Internationally renowned essayist and cultural commentator Ilan Stavans spent five years traveling from across a dozen countries in Latin America, in search of what defines the Jewish communities in the region, whose roots date back to Christopher Columbus's arrival. In the tradition of V.S. Naipaul's explorations of India, the Caribbean, and the Arab World, he came back with an extraordinarily vivid travelogue. Stavans talks to families of the desaparecidos in Buenos Aires, to "Indian Jews," and to people affiliated with neo-Nazi groups in Patagonia. He also visits Spain to understand the long-term effects of the Inquisition, the American Southwest habitat of "secret Jews," and Israel, where immigrants from Latin America have reshaped the Jewish state.Tickets: Suggested donation: $5   Ticket link: https://secure2.convio.net/nybc/site/ConsProfileUser?NEXTURL=http%3A%2F%2Fsupport.yiddishbookcenter.org%2Fsite%2FCalendar%2F1768245156%3Fview%3DDetail%26amp%3Bid%3D7951  
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