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LIFE: Learning, Inspiration, Fellowship, and Enrichment

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

Monthly LIFE Fliers (PDF):
September 2016
October 2016
November 2016

September 2016

  • September 7 — Burial Customs of Slaves
    LSC-CyFair Assistant Professor of Anthropology David Bruner describes the African influence on the burial customs of African-American slaves. Professor Bruner’s high-tech research methods on burial and funeral sites in Cypress shed light on the use of African customs to further culture and solidarity.
  • September 14 — Eat More Plants
    Librarian Valerie Davis says it’s OK to “veg out” when eating. Watch her demonstrate how to make fabulous vegetarian dishes to enhance meals with more plant-based ingredients.
  • September 21 — Dance Salad Video Performance
    Join us for an inspiring video of original and eclectic dance from around the world. Jackie Alfred, Dance Salad’s Director of Development, gives expert commentary. Meet in ARTS Recital Hall 102.
  • September 28 — Yoga to the Core
    Feeling tense? All tied up in knots? Take a deep breath and try some easy yoga stretches and movements. Librarian Jane Stimpson provides background on the practice of yoga and shares exercises you can do anywhere to improve mood, flexibility, and core strength.

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 — Cryonics: Science or Fiction?
    Patrick Gunnels tells stories of famous cryonics characters and delves into the science of this new age way of prolonging life.
  • October 19 — Not Japanese, Not American
    Using literature written by Japanese Americans, Professor Matt Turner leads a discussion of the cultural impact of the internment of Japanese Americans after the attack at Pearl Harbor. 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.


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Maintained by: C. Gunnels-Assistant Director for Adult Services & Staff Training
claire.b.gunnels@lonestar.edu