LIFE: Learning, Inspiration, Fellowship, and Enrichment

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

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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 Workshop Held

December 2014

  • December 3 — Create a Pop-Up Holiday Card
    Let Krissy Conn help you create eye-catching pop-up cards 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 spark.
  • December 24, December 31, & January 7 — No Workshops Held

January 2015

  • January 7 — No Workshop Held
  • January 14 — “Happify” Your Chi
    Dr. Mary Chen wields her acupuncture needles and herbal concoctions to open your mind to traditional Chinese medicine.
  • January 21 — Genetics and Genealogy
    As says, “Family history is in our DNA. What’s in yours?” Mick Stafford guides us on our quest for who are our ancestors using modern DNA testing and not so modern immigration records.
  • January 28 — Algae and Algorithms
    Join the Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) for a bus trip to Lone Star Montgomery’s Biotechnology Institute. Dr. Daniel Kainer will be our host showing his students’ latest and greatest science experiments. If you would like to ride the bus, you must sign up and be at least 50 years old. Sign up is Tuesday, December 9 at 1:30 p.m. in HSC 106. The bus will take us to Willie’s for lunch on your own and to the National Museum of Funeral History in the afternoon. The cost for the museum is $8 (exact cash preferred, checks acceptable), to be paid when you sign up on December 9. Please be in the parking lot in front of the library by 7:30 a.m. at the latest. The bus leaves promptly at 7:45 a.m.

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Maintained by: C. Gunnels-Assistant Director for Adult Services & Staff Training
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