LIFE: Learning, Inspiration, Fellowship, and Enrichment

Meets Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m. in library meeting room 131 unless otherwise noted.

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October 2014

  • October 1 — Sculpture and Remembrance
    The Gulf Coast Reads book Remember Ben Clayton by Stephen Harrigan deals with a father who commissions a sculpture of his son who died in World War I. Forensic sculptor, Amanda Danning, explores creativity and sculpture and what makes art memorable.
  • October 8 — Latino First Responders Panel
    Share thrilling and chilling experiences with our Hispanic First Responders Panel. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with two police officers and an INS agent who have lived to write about their inspiring careers. Book signing follows.
  • October 15 — Turmeric: Good for You Inside and Out
    Reference Assistant Usha Dontheraju takes this lovely yellow spice and gives the inside scoop on not only its flavor, but also its super-healthful benefits.
  • October 22 — Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence
    Eric Wolf, Head Librarian at the Menil Collection, will be discussing this upcoming show at the Montrose-area museum. The 130-work exhibition includes paintings, drawings, and photographs that explore Gandhi and his philosophy of nonviolent protest.
  • October 29 — Black Troops in World War I and the Houston Negro Hospital
    Joseph Stephen Cullinan, one of the founders of Texaco, built the Houston Negro Hospital, now (which opened in 1927) with his own funds and dedicated it to the memory of his son, John Cullinan, who had been a white officer leading Black troops during the war. Professor Thomas Kelly winningly winds up our Gulf Coast Reads title, Remember Ben Clayton by Stephen Harrigan.

November 2014

  • November 5 — War between the Soups
    We pit Houston against Saigon in this dramatic food fight: Tortilla soup (from Houston native Patsy Brautigam) vs. Vietnamese Chao Ca (from Huyen Doan of Saigon). Bonus: learn what to do with your Thanksgiving turkey carcass.
  • November 12 — Lie to Me
    Award winning personality profiler, Alice Weiser, explains just what your handwriting, body language, and voice inflection will give away about you. Learn seven significant signs of a serious liar.
  • November 19 — Fish, Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians, and Birds
    Bona fide naturalist, Eric Duran of Nature Discovery Center will discuss the five classes of animals that have skeletons. Join us for a meaty presentation that gets down to the bone about vertebrates. Eric will treat us to a visit from some live animal guests! - A joint children’s/LIFE program.
  • November 26 — No Workshops Held

December 2014

  • December 3 — Construct a Beautiful Bow
    Let Sony Simon and Jill Vu help you create eye-catching bows for this holiday season. All materials are supplied.
  • December 10 — Tragedy, Survival, and the Healing Power of Music
    Join us for a preview of the December 11 Books without Borders discussion on the The Cellist of Sarajevo. Listen to a live performance of the book’s featured musical piece that served as a haunting tribute to lives lost, Remo Giazotto’s Adagio in G Minor (attrib. to Albinoni), played by Lone Star student Olivia Alexandre. Hear Christopher Hernandez, veteran, writer and police officer, discuss the tragic ethnic hatred in the area gleaned from his experiences working for the United Nations in the former Yugoslavia after the wars ended in 1999.
  • December 17 — Make a Gingerbread House
    Learn a little about the history of gingerbread and create  with your team your own dream gingerbread home. Susan Green and Claire Gunnels challenge your creative sparks.
  • December 24, December 31, & January 7 — No Workshops Held
LIFE Resumes January 14, 2015

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