December 2017 Brown Bag Events

Posted on Dec 6, 2017

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

December 6 – “Medicine Woman”
A new one-hour PBS documentary interweaves the lives of Native healers of today with that of the first Native American doctor. Born on the Nebraska frontier in 1865, Susan La Flesche Picotte studied medicine at a time when few women dared. She graduated first in her Philadelphia class and returned home to a shattered world. She spent the rest of her life working to help her people become whole again.  In Medicine Woman you’ll meet three remarkable women, from the Omaha, Lakota and Navajo tribes. Without fanfare, in their own communities, they perform small miracles that the world rarely sees.  PBS (60 min.)

December 13 – “The Queen’s Garden”
With permission from Her Majesty the Queen, this documentary reveals a year in Buckingham Palace Gardens, exploring the history and the natural history of this remarkable hidden royal treasure in the center of London. This film uncovers a wonderland with a five century history, an urban oasis of wildlife where the Queen has lived with her family and a ‘living museum’ where almost every plant (and many of the animals!) have a royal story to tell.  PBS (60 min.)

December 20 – Live Special Event: “Seasonal Music & Victorian Albion”
Gary Watkins plays seasonal favorites on his classical guitar. Also, the Local History Room offers a presentation of a view of Victorian Albion in the winter.
Live Presentation (60 min.)

December 27 – “Kilimanjaro”
Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest summit at 5895 meters tall (19,341 feet). Kilimanjaro is a giant dormant stratovolcano, famous for its glacial cap and wide biodiversity, particularly its cloud forest. Find out how global warming and deforestation are melting the vast snow fields of Mount Kilimanjaro. What can be done to save its beautiful forests and snow line for future generations?
National Geographic (60 min.)





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