Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Verdict Is In

Yes, our five fearless and discerning judges--Jinny Baeckler, Sharon Chapman, Jerry Fields, Alex Magoun, and Dick Snedeker--found favor with three of the eighteen entries for our Martians for Education logo to accompany our 70th-anniversary War of the Worlds festivities this October. One logo ruled them all, though the other two will also receive prizes--from Sotto 128 Ristorante in Princeton, Avon Products courtesy of Dorothy Sadley, and Grover's Mill Coffee Roastery. Who is it awready, you're no doubt asking yourself. Simmer down, and come to our annual meeting this Monday evening at 7:30 in Sarnoff Corporation's auditorium, 201 Washington Road, Princeton 08540, to find out. You'll also get to see and help thank some of the wonderful people who make the Library possible through their selfless volunteering; see and congratulate some of the hard-working and smart local students who competed in the International Future Problem Solving Championship and the National Science and Physics Olympiads; enjoy the Library's refreshments; and watch the New Jersey premiere of All-Russia State Television and Radio Company's wonderful documentary on RCA’s leading television inventor, Vladimir Zworykin: Russia’s Gift to America. Fred Olessi, Dr. Zworykin's amanuensis and co-author of his memoir, Iconoscope, will introduce the film and, to a degree, Zworykin, who was interested in much more than television. The film is 60 minutes, well-subtitled; I think you'll enjoy it as much as I did.

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