Registration begins today at 9 a.m. for seven Thursday classes from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Dates are February 25, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7. Fee of $20 is payable at registration. Co-sponsored by the Fay J. Lindner Foundation.
The National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana consists of the Palace of Fine Arts, dedicated to Cuban art from colonial times to the present, and the Palace of the Asturian Center, with a collection of ancient objects from Egypt, Greece and Rome. Join Ines Powell for this illustrated lecture. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Fixed investments such as CDs, money market accounts and bonds have traditionally provided retirees with protection from market volatility, but have recently provided little growth. Annuities are an alternative—learn about their value for retirement. Sign up at the Information Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136.
The Forest for the Trees (Der Wald vor Lauter Baumen) (2003-80 min.). Melanie (Eva Loban) leaves home to become a teacher, but finds herself mocked and tormented by her students and shunned by her colleagues. When a friendship with her neighbor turns sour, she tries dating a creepy colleague. Writer/director Maren Ade shot this touching tale of loneliness on digital video. In German with English subtitles. Also, Paul Cotter’s Estes Avenue (2004-3 min.), in which five people say the same word at the same time on the same Sunday morning.