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October 14th - October 20th 2018
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Sun 14
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2019 McIver Lecture Series: Artificial Intelligence & the Road Ahead with Professor David Alan Grier
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Mon 15
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Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Pre-School Palooza for Children ages 3-6 years old
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
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Kid Coders Club for Children ages 5-7** Registration Required**
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tue 16
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Needham SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council)
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Terrific Toddlers, for Children 1-2 years old and Their Caregivers
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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Babies and Books for Children for up to one year and their caregivers
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wed 17
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Special Voter Registration Session
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Child’s Play, a Drop-In Program for Children 0-2 years and Their Caregivers
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Crazy 8s Club for Ages K-2nd Grade**Registration Required**
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Thu 18
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Town of Needham - Legal Notice - Early Voting
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NEEDHAM PLANNING BOARD
8:30 AM
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Game Day for ‘Tweens and up
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Fri 19
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The TEC Board of Directors
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Sat 20
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FAMILY ACTIVITY MORNING
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Teen/‘Tween Interactive Movie: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Rated PG-13, 2 hours,13 minutes)**Registration Required**
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Family Book Club for K-2nd graders **REGISTRATION REQUIRED**
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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2019 McIver Lecture Series: Artificial Intelligence & the Road Ahead with Professor David Alan Grier

Sunday, October 14th

How should you think about artificial intelligence? The answer to that question depends on your point of view. If you are interested in thought and consciousness and the likelihood of displacing human beings, you will find yourself involved in a debate that is speculative, open ended and a little disconcerting. If you are concerned about your job or the jobs of your children, you will be involved in a discussion that is more concrete and based in economics. This talk will look at some of the recent successes of artificial intelligence, discuss their impact upon jobs and work, and suggest how you might think about the longer term issues. David Alan Grier is a writer, author and speaker on issues of technology, society, & organizations. He is the author of When Computers Were Human, the story of how we organized computation before we had machines do it. The first of three lectures, sponsored by the Trustees of the Needham Public Library in memory of former director Vivian D. McIver.

Time:
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:
Community Room
Needham Free Public Library
Address:
1139 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02494
Contact:
781-455-7559
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