The Albert Wisner Public Library, located at 1 McFarland Dr. in Warwick, will host a series of workshops and lectures focusing on critical thinking skills and how differently information can be interpreted. The first event in this series will be a showing at the library of the film, “Twelve Angry Men” on Mon., Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Norman Isaacson, a retired professor of Rhetoric and Public Address at the City University of New York/Lehman College, will be the presenter on Tues., Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. He will provide attendees with a set of tools and techniques for applying critical thinking to a variety of life situations. Valerie Lucznikowska will discuss the questions raised by the architect-juror in “Twelve Angry Men” which influenced the other jurors to see other points of view.
The series will continue on Tues., Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. when Roger Moss will join Norman and Valerie to conduct a workshop practicing the skills of applying critical thinking by listening, analyzing and questioning to get down to fact-based evidence.
The series will conclude on Tues., Mar. 6 at 6:30 p.m. as the library presents guest lecturer, Kathleen Hulley, a retired professor of American Literature and Critical Thinking at New York University. She will return to a discussion of “Twelve Angry Men,” offering a deeper understanding of how the use of critical thinking changed the dynamic from acting out of unexamined prejudice to connecting with common values.
To register for one or all of these sessions call the library at 986-1047, stop at the Library Help Desk or visit www.albertwisnerlibrary.org.