Glen Rock November 11, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 9 In a cooperative effort, five Glen Rock organizations are working together to make Glen Rock a better place to live - especially for seniors. On Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. and again at 7:30 p.m., there will be two screenings of the award-winning, 72-minute documentary, “The Greening of Southie,” at the Glen Rock Public Library. Admission is free. The Glen Rock Public Library, the Senior Housing Committee, the Glen Rock Environmental Commission, the Glen Rock High School’s Environmental Club and the Glen Rock Poverty/Environment Awareness Project are turning their attention to the positive effects new senior housing could have on the town. In addition, an architect certified by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design will be present to answer questions ‘The Greening of Southie’ comes to borough from the audience. The documentary presents the challenges and excitement of building green with equal measures of idealism and cynicism, juxtaposing the suits who see the project as ideas and paper with the laborers who actually have to put the building together. As the project grows, the two sides come closer to understanding each other. “Southie” is the story of the building of Boston’s first residential built by LEED, an organization that has set high standards for environmental, sustainable construction. It is a story of one neighborhood and its people’s tentative step toward the future. It is recommended for anyone who has an interest in learning about the “green” aspects of building and city planning. The film also analyzes the benefits and the hidden contradictions of the LEED program. The filmmakers let the key players in the construction of Boston’s first “green” building speak for themselves. The film thus humanizes the construction story through rich portraits of certain project developers, architects, construction workers, and potential tenants. In so doing, it uniquely addresses the myriad, often hidden, social implications of today’s “green wave,” including class inequality and conflict, urban gentrification, and the costs of even environmentally conscious consumerism. In honor of Jewish B o o k Mont h , I s r a el i author Valerie Farber will speak at Glen Rock Jewish Valerie Farber Center on Nov. 22 at 10 a.m. She will discuss her book, “City of Refuge.” Set in the early years of Israeli nationhood, the book tells the story of Bat-Shachar, Israeli author to speak a gifted teenage girl under the strict watch of her father, a prominent Israelite scholar. Bat-Shachar’s path soon intertwines with that of Tzuriel, a young metalworking apprentice who witnessed his people butchered by marauders, and together they race toward a city of refuge as bloodthirsty enemies relentlessly pursue them. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase. Farber holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Farber was born in Massachusetts and moved to Israel in 1985. She resides in Hashmonain, Israel, with her husband and children. Stay on top of commercial building maintenance Building Exterior Consultants, L.L.C. “Roofing and Waterproofing Solutions”  Roof Surveys  Waterproofing Surveys  Roof Evaluations  Moisture Surveys  Specification Development  Project Management  Construction Management  Due Diligence Jose A. Godoy Senior Consultant Phone: 954-584-3308 Fax: 954-584-3309 Cell: 954-275-3631 E-Mail: Web Site: