Carol J. Hamblin Notable Authors Speaker Series: Ashton Applewhite

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Program Type:

Author Talk, Special Event

Age Group:

Adults, Seniors

Program Description

Event Details

We are proud to announce that author, TED Talk speaker, and anti-ageism activist, Ashton Applewhite, will appear in person as part of GPL's Carol J. Hamblin Notable Authors Speakers Series. In this program co-sponsored by The Guilderland Library Foundation and the Albany Guardian Society, Applewhite will share why the more you know about old age the better it looks—and why so few people know it.

From childhood on, we’re barraged by messages that it’s sad to be old. That wrinkles are embarrassing, and old people uselessAshton Applewhite believed these common misconceptions  too, until she figured out where this prejudice comes from and the damage it does.

In this lively and provocative presentation, Applewhite explains the roots of ageism—between our ears and in the world around us—how it divides and diminishes us, and what we can do about it. Whether you’re older, or hoping to get there, this talk will cheer you up, shake you by the shoulders, and change the way you see the rest of your life.

The first 25 people to attend the program will receive a free copy of Applewhite's book, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism.  The talk and Q & A period will last approximately one hour, followed by a book signing. There will be additional copies available of her book for sale and signing.

Check out Ashton Applewhite's powerful mainstage TED Talk, "Let's End Ageism." 

Seating is limited at this special event, so registration is required.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.  Contact information is required for each individual registering, so please repeat the process for other guests in your party.

The Carol J. Hamblin Notable Authors Speakers Series, sponsored by the Guilderland Library Foundation, has previously hosted such authors as Joyce Carol Oates, Jeff Shaara, Joseph E. Persico, Paul Grondahl, Gregory Maguire, Tim Green, Ela Stein Weissberger, Will Moses, The New Yorker magazine Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff, Lincoln historian and author Harold Holzer, crime novelist Alafair Burke, Elizabeth Rosner, TV Commentator and former Mets baseball star Ron Darling, Dr. David Oshinsky, and Jacqueline Rogers.