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LIFE = Learning, Inspiration, Friendship, and Enrichment

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

Monthly LIFE Fliers (PDF):
March 2018
April 2018
May 2018
June 2018

March 2018

  • March 7 — Uphill History – UNESCO, Freedmen’s Town, and the Olivewood Cemetery
    Lone Star College-CyFair students are conducting research in Olivewood Cemetery and Freedmen’s Town (former slaves) for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage Site listing which includes only 23 historic sites across the United States. Their professor, Dr. David Bruner, reports on all the exciting progress of this innovative research.
  • March 14 — No Workshop Held - Spring Break
  • March 21 — Genealogy Research: Immigration Records
    Mick Stafford demystifies the often complex online immigration resources and how these records can help you find your roots from passenger manifests to border crossings.
  • March 28 — Your Magnificent Microbiome
    Ellie Wilson of Gramen Farm has a passion for the healing power of the gut. Learn how to reverse chronic ailments and achieve optimal health as she takes us on a road less traveled from fermented foods to fasting. Try some homemade kimchi.

April 2018

  • April 4 — Roamin’ in the Gloamin’
    Scotophile, singer and songwriter, Sia Beaton, wears her tartan for National Tartan Day (April 6) and enlightens us on the culture of Scotland all over the world and sings songs of Scottish lore.
  • April 11 — Staying Alive with CPR
    It’s Go Red Week and the American Heart Association gives a lively and interactive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) workshop with a free DVD and practice dummy to take home.
  • April 18 — Coffee, Mocha Java, Joe, Brew, Mud…
    You get the idea. Starbucks joins LIFE for a coffee tasting and factual tidbits about how coffee is grown, processed, and enjoyed. Did you know that coffee makes you smarter?
  • April 25 — (Every Arbor Day) Plant a Tree
    LSC-CyFair Professor Trish Smith celebrates Arbor Day early with tips on grafting fruit trees and reasons to plant and care for our trees.

May 2018

  • May 2 — April Showers Bring May Flowers
    Budding decorations! Leah Stark and Nicole Gibson lead a craft program in creating stunning paper flowers for centerpieces or design accents.
  • May 9 — The Kaleidoscopic Power of Color
    Forget the old winter, spring, summer, and fall color choices. Find out about new color trends for the fall and winter. Lauren Battistini of LFB Color explores the color wheel and a bit of theory to help you mix and match wardrobe or accessory colors in fresh and unconventional ways.
  • May 16 — Theraband Fitness
    You can take your fitness band with you anytime, anywhere. Lisa Brashier, professor of kinesiology, leads us in some simple, fast, and effective exercises for strength and flexibility.
  • May 23 — Writing Workshop: Mistakes Writers Make
    Writing a book or wish to? Learn some pitfalls and mistakes and how to avoid them with writer Gordon Rottman.
  • May 30 — Cookin’ with Kim
    Make mealtime easier with these kitchen tips from professional cook who has a Cypress-based catering and meal delivery service: Cookinwithkim.com Come taste the difference.

June 2018

  • June 6 — The Blue Willow Picks for Summer Reading
    Valerie Koehler, owner of the Blue Willow Book Shop, is back with her book talk on cool new summer reads. Door prizes conclude the event.
  • June 13 — First Ladies Bake
    Pam Panettiere, historian and librarian, did some research and gives us a kitchen eye’s view of some of our more food-savvy first ladies.
  • June 20 — Think Like a Genealogist: Using the Five Senses
    Franklin Smith of the Clayton Library demystifies the research process for beginning genealogists using the senses as a guide. Smith uses examples from his own family to demonstrate how the process works. Visit the library’s Texas Humanities  Exhibition “Black Art—Ancestral Legacy: The African Impulse in African American Art.”  
  • June 27 — Wild Caught or Farmed? Atlantic or Pacific?
    You may give your fish the sniff test, but is that enough? Susan and Channing Green share their enthusiasm for the environment and sustainability as they give pointers on what healthful fruit of the sea to eat and not to eat. 

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