The idea is to get together and watch some great/interesting science/skeptical stuff (TV series, movies, etc.) This is intended to be a very casual meetup... drop by, hang out, discuss after, and then maybe go out grab a bite/drink later.
**This time, we have the entire room in the Logan Square library, so it won't feel small. We should still try to fill it up, so tell your friend about this and bring him/her along!**
I think we should watch one of each below (unless some1 is strongly against this idea):
1) Nova (TV series, 1974-present)
2) Nova ScienceNOW (TV series, 2005-present)
3) TED Talks
After each talk/episode (20-60 minutes in length), we'll take a short break for discussion/Q&A.
The library's meeting room has a projection screen. Jennifer is usually generous enough to let us use her projector. I can bring my computer, speakers, and subwoofer. This worked out pretty well the last few times. I'll be sure to have some talks/episodes pre-loaded on my laptop so we're not at the mercy of the library's wifi!
You're encouraged to bring snacks as long as you don't make a mess and clean up after yourself. You can also bring a non-alcoholic beverage of your choice, as long you promise not to spill it!
The library has a parking lot although it might be hard to find a spot as the librarian told me that it's often full on Saturdays. There's nearby street parking.
Lastly, for bonus points, if you know a good spot to hang out (eat, drink, talk) after 5pm in the Logan Square area, please comment below. The one with most "likes" wins!