Jun. 20 Einstein – Portrayed by William Agress
Adult Summer Reading
A Universe of Stories
Albert Einstein-From Ulm to Princeton
Thursday, June 20 at 7 pm in the Community Room
Albert Einstein – Up close and personal with Princeton’s eccentric genius (speech delivered by Bill Agress appearing as Professor Albert Einstein)
Learn the truth about the world’s most famous genius. Hear about his family, pets, eccentricities, favorites, childhood, schooling, hobbies, Institute for Advanced Study, how he helped Princeton children with their homework, and his famous theory of relativity.
Sponsored by the Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library in anticipation of Summer Reading’s A Universe of Stories!
William Agress speaks in the first person as Einstein and looks like him. As a world-renowned public figure, Einstein became increasing political on behalf of the Jewish people, which made him unpopular in his homeland. In 1933, after Nazi leader Adolf Hitler became chancellor of German, Einstein renounced his German citizenship and left the country. Later that year, Einstein settled in the United States where he accepted a position at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He worked there for 22 years until his death on April 18, 1955 at the age of 76. In 1950, he had become a U.S. citizen. Agress also learned about Einstein’s childhood, his hobbies, his pets, what he liked to eat and how he helped young people in Princeton with their math homework.
Following the performance, the audience is invited to ask questions and to take photos of and with Einstein.
Target audience: Adults, young adults, and older children.
Sponsored by the Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library
Location: Community Room
Time: 7:00PM – 8:00PM