Dear Beechmont Resident:

I would like to inform you of a new partnership between Iona College, the New Rochelle Public Library, and the New Rochelle
Downtown BID. You are invited to join in on a lively conversation on current science topics meant for the average citizen.

Science cafes are gaining momentum across America – now New Rochelle will host its own, at the library and various local
restaurants. Like events in other major cities, the New Rochelle Science Café will involve lively conversations with renowned and
“accessible” scientists about current science topics.

Open to everyone, the events are designed to be informal, welcoming gatherings with inclusive discussions in plain language. No
experience is necessary! Scientists and non-scientists are encouraged to participate in the monthly sessions, made possible through
a partnership between the library, Dr. Jerome Levkov at Iona College, and the New Rochelle Downtown BID.

 Join us for the first evening that will generate stimulating conversation, cutting edge information, and insightful questions for further
personal exploration.

New Rochelle Science Cafes are funded by the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library NOVA and WBGE, Boston and the
American Chemical Society (New York Section). (See the New Rochelle Public Library home page, www.nrpl.org, and click on the
Science Cafe logo for more information and resources about each presentation)

For reservations and to submit a question for discussion, email: jeromelevkov1@gmail.com

                           Thursday, February 4th, 2010 at 7:00 pm,
 Dr. Warren Rosenberg, biologist and Provost of Iona College, starts the dialogue,
with “The Search for the Fountain of Youth: The How, Why, and Must We of Human Aging.”
(the New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza [between Huguenot and Main Streets, one block from the Metro North Station-New
Haven line])

                           Thursday, March 4, 2010 7:00 pm
 Cosmic Collisions With Heidi B. Hammel, Ph.D.Chair, Space Science Institute
(The Gnarly Vine Wine and Tapas Bar, 501 Main Street, New Rochelle, NY. Complementary light fare; Drinks and tapas available for
purchase.)

                            Thursday, April 13, 2010 7:00 pm
 Forensic Science: Past, Present and Future
With Robert A. Adamo M.S. D-ABC Director, Division of Forensic Sciences Westchester County Department of Laboratories and
Research
(The Gnarly Vine Wine and Tapas Bar, 501 Main Street, New Rochelle, NY. Complementary light fare; Drinks and tapas available for
purchase.)

                              Thursday, May 11, 2010 7:00 pm
 Why the U.S. is not Prepared for Major Disasters - and What We Need to Do Now
Irwin Redlener. M.D.Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness Columbia
University Mailman School of Public Health & President, Children's Health Fund
(the New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza [between Huguenot and Main Streets, one block from the Metro North Station-New
Haven line])
Beechmont Association
Special Invitation Feb. 2010