Gabriel Mesa is a Connecticut inventor and last fall was a finalist in the 3M and Discovery Education and CT Invention Convention. All of his inventions—from an ingenious alternative to the sleep apnea mask to a new IV system for hospitals to a kind of Dick Tracy watch for schizophrenics—come from his own experience. He just recently turned thirteen. When Gabriel was two years old, he started inventing imaginary worlds and then, not long afterward, turned his attention to ours.
Please join Institute Library members and host Jack Hitt for a conversation with Gabriel Wednesday, February 27, at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30.
Complimentary light refreshments will be provided by Atticus Books, and collectible limited editions of posters signed by Gabriel Mesa, Jack Hitt, and Josh Foer will be available for sale following the event.
Amateur Hour, the Institute Library's new monthly series curated by Joshua Foer and Jack Hitt, explores the passions and pursuits of America's most inspiring fanatics, obsessives, tinkerers, and collectors.
Tickets are $5 for Institute Library members and $10 for non-members. To become a member of the Institute Library for the modest annual fee of $25, please join online, and to learn more about the library, please visit our web site, blog, or facebook page today.
The Institute Library, New Haven’s oldest independent literary institution and one of America’s last remaining membership libraries, was founded in 1826 by eight young working men dedicated to "mutual assistance in the attainment of useful knowledge." Coeducational since 1835, the library flourished for decades as the heart of democratic intellectual life in New Haven, offering lectures, literature, debates, and classes to men and women from a wide range of social and educational backgrounds.
In 2011, the library formally renewed its commitment to the cultural life of New Haven with expanded space and hours, community partnerships, and a wide range of new events and programs. To learn more, please call or EMAIL today!
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