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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):
August 2016
September 2016
October 2016

August 2016

  • August 3 — Minding Your Mind
    Mindfulness practice has shown to have both psychological and physical benefits. Irene McDonald, meditation instructor, demonstrates simple techniques to become a healthier, more tranquil you.
  • August 10 — Landfill Art
    Artist and Lone Star grad, Lyvia Alvarez, explores upcycling, the artistic process of creating artworks out of discarded materials such as paper and cardboard. Try your hand at your very own piece of art. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
  • August 17 — Battle of the Somme
    Some 100 years ago this summer, England launched its first major offensive of World War I. Just back from a visit to the Imperial War Museum in London, Professor Tom Kelly discusses the horrific five-month-long Battle of the Somme. He will also share pictures and insights into the devastating loss of life on the battlefield in France.
  • August 24 — Curaçao Cuisine and Other Curiosities
    Curaçao is a small island country just off the north coast of South America. Eliza Priest shares some of her family’s cooking traditions plus a few of her own invention. Learn about the Dutch influence in this area.
  • August 31 — Mosaic Fun
    Discover how to make mosaic masterpieces. Children’s librarian and artist Krissy Conn lets you get creative with beads and such.

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.

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