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Amateur Hour, No. 6 : Cryptozoology! Featuring Loren Coleman
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)
New Haven, CT
Loren Coleman, America's foremost cryptozoologist, has spent the last five decades hunting for evidence of legendary creatures in our midst. Sure, these unexplained animals may just be figments of our imagination, but the same was once said of mountain gorillas, okapis, and komodo dragons. Is he chasing the impossible, or have the world's last wonders yet to be found?
Please join Institute Library members and host Josh Foer for a conversation with Mr. Coleman Tuesday, January 15, at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. Beer and wine will be available for purchase ($5 per drink), complimentary light refreshments will be provided by Atticus Books, and collectible limited editions of posters signed by Loren Coleman, Josh Foer, and Jack Hitt will be available for sale following the event.
Amateur Hour, the Institute Library's new monthly series curated by Joshua Foer and Jack Hitt, explores the passions and pursuits of America's most inspiring fanatics, obsessives, tinkerers, and collectors.
Tickets are $8 for Institute Library members and $12 for non-members. To become a member of the Institute Library for the modest annual fee of $25, please join online, and to learn more about the library, please visit our web site, blog, or facebook page today.
The Institute Library, New Haven’s oldest independent literary institution and one of America’s last remaining membership libraries, was founded in 1826 by eight young working men dedicated to “intellectual and moral improvement” through a shared book collection and mutual encouragement in writing and declamation. Known variously during the 19th century as the “Apprentices Literary Association,” “Young Mechanics Library,” and “New Haven Young Men’s Institute,” the library flourished for decades as the heart of democratic intellectual life in New Haven, offering lectures, literature, debates, and classes to men and women from a wide range of social and educational backgrounds.
In 2011, the library formally renewed its commitment to the cultural life of New Haven with expanded space and hours, community partnerships, and a wide range of new events and programs. To learn more, please visit the library or email HERE today!
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