June 5 — Blue Willow Book Shop Summer Reading
Book shop owner Valerie Koehler gives us her own spin on what to read this summer from mysteries to romance to nonfiction. Door prizes!
June 12 — The Secret World of Lakes
Still waters run deep here at LSC-CyFair. What lies beneath Central Lake? Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve’s naturalist, Rose Holmes, demonstrates where our water comes from and how scientists test lake water for oxygen, impurities, and aquatic life. Meet in 131 for an overview and then we will head over to the amphitheater by the lake.
June 19 — Emancipation Day! Freedmen's Town Houston
Professor Tomiko Meeks from Texas Southern University helps us celebrate Juneteenth with a history of Freedmen’s Town, Houston’s Fourth Ward.
June 26 — How to Crochet with Laurie Bayern
Crochet a flower book mark using three simple stitches. Absolutely no experience necessary!
July 3 — No Workshop - Happy Independence Day!
July 10 — Cruising Cuisine
Ever wonder what a European river cruise is like? Let Pam Panettiere reveal the delights of her excursion on water complete with a taste of the cuisine she encountered.
July 17 — Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia cast member Ralph Sanders as Harry Bright in the Stageworks Theatre production performs from the musical and talks about what it’s like to have a dream career in opera, musicals, and theater. Meet in the Center for the Arts Building Recital Hall 102.
July 24 — Common Sense Self-Defense
Kinesiology professor and owner of Mousel's Self-Defense Academy, Tim Mousel walks us through some easy and effective ways to protect ourselves.
July 31 — When We Wrote Letters
Irene McDonald, professional translator, believes that personal letters can bestow a kind of immortality. Through actual letters from hexers to housewives she shows us how letters can keep alive the memories and history of families.
August 7 — How to Write a Rock Song
Celebrating Woodstock’s 50th anniversary, August 15—18, 1969, Scott Furtwengler, rock band lead singer and songwriter gives us tips on how to write a rockin’ song.
August 14 — Comfort Food, American Style
Our vibrant and diverse country has an amazing variety of cooking styles, ingredients, immigrant influence, and plain old Yankee ingenuity. We will prepare a few of our favorite down-home American dishes with the history behind them.
August 21 — Woodstock’s Greatest Hits
Rock and roll historian Steve Davis focuses on performances that forever represented some artists’ careers: Sly, The Who, Jimi Hendrix and more. Steve takes an historian's look at the myth of Woodstock as well. Was it really all that it was cracked up to be when one examines the reality of those three days in August of 1969?
August 28 — Beyond WebMD: The Best of Consumer Health Online
How do you distinguish between old wives’ tales or quackery and good science when it comes to your health? Librarian Lauren Dodd shows us where to find trustworthy, consumer-friendly information on topics such as drug information, lab tests, genetics, and more.
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