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$25 General Admission, $20 Member

Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center

Jill Shaw Ruddock, author of The Second Half of Your Life, will speak at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. Ms. Ruddock’s bestselling book is based on the science of hormones and why women are biologically programmed to make life after menopause the best half of life. Special guest Rose Styron will join the conversation. Light refreshments will be served, generously donated by Our Market, Oak Bluffs. Herring Creek Kitchens will cater light hors d’oeuvres. Books will also be available for sale.

The joint event benefits the West Tisbury Library Foundation, Inc., which is spearheading the capital campaign for the West Tisbury Free Public Library, and the MV Film Society with Richard Paradise, Director, hosting in the new MV Film Center located at the Tisbury Marketplace.

In February of 2011, Shaw Ruddock’s book about successful aging, The Second Half of Your Life, was published by Random House and became an overnight bestseller. The research for this book has equipped Shaw Ruddock with the knowledge and understanding about aging, using her philosophy about ageing and what she refers to as her “Five A Day” to establish The Second Half Centre.  The Second Half Foundation was created by the author in May, 2011 and the Second Half Centre opened its doors to the community on October 29th 2012.

Jill Shaw Ruddock comes from a long and successful career in finance. She was Managing Director of the London office of the investment bank Alex Brown and Sons until 1999, managing their $60 million dollar European Equity business and supervising the mergers with Bankers Trust (1997) and Deutsche Bank(1999). After retiring from finance, she joined the main board of The Donmar Warehouse (2002) and The Mousetrap Theatre Projects (2005) chairing their fundraising efforts (work she continues to do).

Reception in film center lobby following the talk, with an opportunity to purchase book and signing afterwards.  Our Market in Oak Bluffs is graciously donating the wine.

A joint benefit for the West Tisbury Library Foundation, Inc. and the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society.