Enjoy Free L.I.F.E. Programs this July

Enjoy some history lessons on radio, the Cajun and the French People and Negro Leagues in Texas as well as Argentine empanadas at the upcoming July workshops.

Lone Star College-CyFair’s Learning, Inspiration, Fellowship, and Enrichment (L.I.F.E.) programs are free and held Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the library (Room 131 unless otherwise noted) at 9191 Barker Cypress.

• July 7 - A Former Disk Jockey Reveals it All! - Jim Pruett of KLOL's Stevens and Pruett takes us on a roller coaster ride on the history of radio and an insider's view of the trade. Get ready for some juicy stories.

• July 14 - It's Bastille Day! - Come and join us for a double-whammy fête of Franco-American goodness! Georges Detiveaux, LSC-CyFair French Faculty is de retour to present "A History of the Cajun People," followed by a very special guest, the French Consulate of Houston's Deputy Cultural Attaché & Education & Linguistic Attaché, Marie Maurannes, who will present "A History of the French in the Lone Star State."

• July 21 - Playing in the Shadows: Negro Leagues in Texas - Amazon.com writes, "From the 1880s Galveston Flyaways through Dallas shortstop Ernie Banks' signing with the Chicago Cubs in 1953, Playing in Shadows brings to light an important but little-studied inning in American sport." Author Robert Fink and special guests Johnny "Lefty" Washington of the Houston Eagles and Gary Crawford, operator of NegroLeagueLegends.org discuss Negro League baseball in Texas. (Part of the library's Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience display, July 14 – Aug. 27.)

• July 28 - Empanadas of Argentina - Every culture has its own stuffed delicacies. You've made Ukrainian pierogis, Chinese dumplings, Vietnamese spring rolls, and Indian potato curry sandwiches. Now try your hand at Argentine empanadas.

Call the library at 281.290.3214 for L.I.F.E. program information or go online to LoneStar.edu.