August 2018 Brown Bag Events

Posted on Aug 7, 2018

Wednesdays, 12:15 pm
Bring your lunch; the Library provides coffee and cookies.

Aug 1 – American Masters- “Fats Domino and the Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll”
Fats Domino was one of the most popular rockers of the 1950s and early 60s. His achievements and record sales during that time were rivaled only by Elvis Presley. With his boogie-woogie piano playing rooted in blues, rhythm & blues, and jazz, he became one of the inventors, along with Presley, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard of a revolutionary genre of music, rock ‘n’ roll. PBS (60 min.)

Aug 8 – “I’ll Have What’s Phil Having- Barcelona”
Join Phil Rosenthal as he travels to Barcelona in search of the best tapas, to celebrate the Sant Joan festival, and to get a lesson in the art of slicing jamon, one of Spain’s most prized culinary exports. . Rosenthal is best known for creating and writing the “Everybody Loves Raymond” show. PBS (60 min.)

Aug 15 Paul Dykema, “The Visiting Arborist”
What makes knowing the lifespan of your tree important? Paul Dykema has been a professional forester for over 30 years and now makes his career as an arborist. He has his own business in central Michigan and shares how caring for your tree is a money saving choice as well as an environmental one. Dykema  also outlines a plan for taking care of large trees in backyards and street sides. He explains what trees are native to Michigan along with what insects challenge our forests. Don’t miss this chance to ask questions of a professional arborist. Live Presentation (60 MIN.)

Aug 22 – The Brain-”Who is Control?”
‘Who Is in Control?’ explores the great deception that greets us each morning when we awake: it feels as though we are in conscious control of our lives but the truth is that we are not. Instead almost every action, every decision, every belief that we hold is driven by parts of the brain that we have no access to.  Neurologist, Dr. David Eagleman first discusses physical movement among other examples, and reveals the electrical storm of unconscious neural activity that accompanies every movement we take.  PBS (60 min.)

Aug 29 – Civilizations –  “God and Art”
Survey the history of art, from antiquity to the present, on a global scale. Civilizations reveals the role art and creative imagination have played in forging humanity, and introduce viewers to works of beauty, ingenuity and illumination across cultures. Liev Schreiber narrates. This episode considers how religion has inspired art and art has inspired divine representation. PBS (53 min.)


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