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TALK ON BIOLOGICAL MOLECULES
Lenox, 4 p.m.
The Lenox Library begins its latest Distinguished Lecture Series, now in its 12th year, with Nobel Prize-winning scientist, Dr. Joachim Frank, presenting "Single-Particle Cryo-Electron Microscopy: A Revolution in Visualizing Biological Molecules." All Distinguished Lectures are free.
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POETS CREATING CONVERSATION
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
WordXWord resumes its Poets Creating Conversation series this fall with three events at the Berkshire Museum: “Food in America” on Sept. 24, “Fear in America” on Oct. 29 and and “Faith in America” on Nov. 26. Poets Creating Conversation invites poets to accept a greater role in the cultural landscape. All WordXWord events are free and these programs are open to all, however parents and guardians are advised that some content may be challenging for younger children. Visit the website for details.
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TALK ON THE CRAFT OF WRITING
Williamstown, 7-8:30 p.m.
Writer and professor Alexander Chee will discuss and read from his first collection of nonfiction, “How to Write an Autobiographical Novel,” at Williams College on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Griffin Hall, room 3. The talk is free and open to the public. The reading will be followed a light reception and a book-signing, with books available for purchase.
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TALK ON QUANTUM COMPUTING
Williamstown, 4:30 p.m.
Alán Aspuru-Guzik, professor of chemistry and computer science at University of Toronto and a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar at Williams, will give a talk on “Quantum Computing: Today and Tomorrow” at Williams College. In his talk, Aspuru-Guzik will discuss the progress of the field of quantum computing to date, as well as the current challenges, and a potential roadmap for the future of this technology. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Wege Auditorium, located on the ground floor of the Thompson Chemistry building.
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FREE SPEECH DISCUSSION
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
Comedian Negin Farsad, author Reza Aslan and writer Alicia Garza will explore the topic of free speech and intolerance during a roundtable discussion at Williams College. Moderated by Jamelle Bouie, Slate’s chief political correspondent, the discussion will take place in the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance. The event is free and open to the public.
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DOCUMENTING THE WHITE HOUSE FROM THE WINGS
W. Stockbridge, 6 p.m.
Janet Philips, who retired last year after nearly 30 years as the photo archivist at the White House, will speak about her personal experiences serving under six Presidents, from Ronald Reagan through Donald Trump. Her talk will include a slideshow presentation as well as a reception at the Stanmeyer Gallery and Shaker Dam Coffeehouse afterward. Janet holds a bachelor's degree in religion from Mary Washington University and a master's in library science from Catholic University. Prior to joining the White house staff in 1988, she served as a photo librarian at U.S. News and World Report.  Tickets for the event will be $20 and can be purchased at weststockbridgehistory.org
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CULTURAL COMPETENCY: IMMIGRATION, ACCULTURATION AND IMPLICATION FOR SOCIAL IDENTITY
Windsor, 8:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
This 4 hour workshop will be an informational session with regards to how the attitudes and behaviors of people from one culture are modified as a result of contact with a different/host culture.  We will discuss how you can apply the role of the interpreter and their functions. Course overview:  Intro to Cultural Competence, Understanding Social Identity, Cultural Influences on our Behavior, Incorporating Cultural Understanding into our work and Wraparound as an example. Visit - www.berkshirecc.edu for more information.
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HORMONES, HEALTH, AND LOVE: HELPING COUPLES REMAIN INTIMATE IN MID-LIFE AND BEYOND
Windsor, 8:30 – 12:15 p.m.
Speaker: Evelyn Resh, CNM, MPH, CSC, MSN Location: BCC, 1350 West Street, Pittsfield Date: Friday, October 19, 2018 / 8:30 – 12:15 p.m. Fees: $45.00 per person / $45.00 per CEU Hormonal changes, health issues, and satisfying intimate relationships challenge all long-term couples at some point.  However, mid-life is often the starting point, especially, when we consider the sweeping changes brought on by menopause. To register or view flyer, visit www.berkshireahec.org
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TOWARDS A NEW RECONSTRUCTION: LAND, RACISM, AND ECONOMIC EMANCIPATION
Windsor, 1:00 PM
On Saturday, October 27th, Leah Penniman and Ed Whitfield will deliver the 38th Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of W. E. B. Du Bois. The talks will take place at Saint James Place 352 Main Street, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Tickets for the 38th Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures are $25 and may be purchased online at www.centerforneweconomics.org/events or if you wish to purchase tickets by cash, check, or BerkShares local currency, please contact the Schumacher Center directly at (413) 528-1737 or email schumacher@centerforneweconomics.org. 
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POETS CREATING CONVERSATION
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
WordXWord resumes its Poets Creating Conversation series this fall with three events at the Berkshire Museum: “Food in America” on Sept. 24, “Fear in America” on Oct. 29 and and “Faith in America” on Nov. 26. Poets Creating Conversation invites poets to accept a greater role in the cultural landscape. All WordXWord events are free and these programs are open to all, however parents and guardians are advised that some content may be challenging for younger children. Visit the website for details.
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POETS CREATING CONVERSATION
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
WordXWord resumes its Poets Creating Conversation series this fall with three events at the Berkshire Museum: “Food in America” on Sept. 24, “Fear in America” on Oct. 29 and and “Faith in America” on Nov. 26. Poets Creating Conversation invites poets to accept a greater role in the cultural landscape. All WordXWord events are free and these programs are open to all, however parents and guardians are advised that some content may be challenging for younger children. Visit the website for details.
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