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LIFE: Learning, Inspiration, Fellowship, and Enrichment

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

October 2016

  • October 5 — The Red Planet
    Named after the Roman god of war, the planet Mars conjures up curiosity and even fear. NASA engineer (ret.) Humboldt Mandell reveals ancient beliefs regarding Mars and the history of the Mars Project at NASA. Professor Sandra Harvey, former NASA researcher, will introduce our speaker and moderate a discussion. Celebrating World Space Week.
  • October 12 — Skin Deep (note: topic change)
    Barbara Doughty joins us to brighten our day with skin care secrets that are easy, inexpensive, and effective. 
  • October 19 — Not Japanese, Not American
    Using literature written by Japanese Americans, LSC-CyFair Interim Dean Matt Turner leads a discussion of the cultural impact of the internment of Japanese Americans after the attack at Pearl Harbor, while LSC-CyFair History Professor Bobby O'Brien provides contextual details from the time period. Learn more about a book on this topic, the Gulf Coast Reads title, The Train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe Russell.
  • October 26 — Into the Wild
    Care to venture out of the concrete jungle to experience life as it was for our ancient forebears? Librarian and outdoor enthusiast Tracy Williams explains the art and science behind the tangible benefits of connecting with nature.

November 2016

  • November 2 — Indian Festival of Lights
    Usha Dontharaju cooks up something sweet and something savory to give you an idea of how the Festival of Lights is celebrated in India.
  • November 9 — A Morning at the Opera
    Ann Thompson is most opera-tically yours as she talks a bit about the 416 year history of the opera: the what, the why, the how, and the where (in Houston) with plenty of video snippets of upcoming events.
  • November 16 — What Birds Tell Us About Our World
    Writer and Lone Star College-North Harris Professor Gary Clark and photographer Kathy Adams Clark discuss their latest books (Book of Texas Birds, Texas A&M University Press and Backroads of Texas, Voyageurs Press) and delve into the human connection to birds and what that tells us about ourselves. Book signing follows.
  • November 23 — No Workshop Held
  • November 30 — Zumba Light
    Work off holiday treats in advance with simple Latino dance moves you can do anywhere. LSC-CyFair Assistant Professor Stephanie Krueger shows you how.

December 2016

  • December 7 — Make Holiday Greeting Cards
    Cindy Hoffart-Watson, children’s specialist, leads a workshop on creating beautiful, handcrafted holiday cards. All supplies included.
  • December 14 — Holiday Sing Along
    Let's sing our way into the holiday spirit with songs new and old. With children’s librarian and musician, Jen Crouse, we will enjoy cider and snacks and learn the stories behind some of your favorite songs. 
  • December 21 — No Workshop Held
  • December 28 — No Workshop Held

January 2017

  • January 4 — No Workshop Held
  • January 11 — eMedia or Bust
    Start the new year right with free ebooks from the library. Join Librarian Dorrie Scott to learn how to tap into the library’s eBooks, eAudio, movies, magazines, and comics.
  • January 18 — Going Solar at LSC-CyFair
    Dean Kelly Gernhart reveals the often untapped value of solar power past, present and future.Wear your walking shoes and see how Lone Star College – CyFair uses our brightest star.
  • January 25 — The Year of the Chicken
    Circulation assistant Huyen Doan starts the Lunar New Year celebrations with Vietnamese egg rolls and rice chicken soup (Chao Ga).

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