LIFE: Learning, Inspiration, Fellowship, and Enrichment

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

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October 2014

  • October 1 — Sculpture and Remembrance
    The Gulf Coast Reads book Remember Ben Clayton by Stephen Harrigan deals with a father who commissions a sculpture of his son who died in World War I. Forensic sculptor, Amanda Danning, explores creativity and sculpture and what makes art memorable.
  • October 8 — Latino First Responders Panel
    Share thrilling and chilling experiences with our Hispanic First Responders Panel. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with two police officers and an INS agent who have lived to write about their inspiring careers. Book signing follows.
  • October 15 — Turmeric: Good for You Inside and Out
    Reference Assistant Usha Dontheraju takes this lovely yellow spice and gives the inside scoop on not only its flavor, but also its super-healthful benefits.
  • October 22 — Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence
    Tobin Becker will be discussing this upcoming Menil Collection show. The 130-work exhibition includes paintings, drawings, and photographs that explore Gandhi and his philosophy of non-violent protest. Let’s take a trip to the Menil afterwards.
  • October 29 — Black Troops in World War I and the Houston Negro Hospital
    Joseph Stephen Cullinan, one of the founders of Texaco, built the Houston Negro Hospital, now (which opened in 1927) with his own funds and dedicated it to the memory of his son, John Cullinan, who had been a white officer leading Black troops during the war. Professor Thomas Kelly winningly winds up our Gulf Coast Reads title, Remember Ben Clayton by Stephen Harrigan.

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 Session Held

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