January 2017 Brown Bag Events

Posted on Jan 11, 2017

coffee with cookiesWednesdays at 12:15 pm
Bring your lunch; the Library provides coffee and cookies.

January 4 – NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: Wolves: A Legend Returns to Yellowstone
This National Geographic documentary looks into the reintegration of wolves within the parameters of the oldest national park in the United States, Yellowstone of Wyoming.  Self-described as the epicenter of everything that’s still wild and untamed in America, this is the setting and eventual homeland of these transplanted tundra dogs.  Journey back and see how this rescue effort began. Struggling against declining numbers and an eroding environment, biologists took preventative measures to ensure that the world did not lose another species to the endangered list or to the growing list of extinct creatures. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (55 MIN.)

January 11 – The Mystery of Matter: Into the Atom (1910 to 1960)
Caught up in the race to discover the atom’s internal parts — and learn how they fit together — a young British physicist, Harry Moseley, uses newly discovered X-rays to put the Periodic Table in a whole new light. And a young American chemist named Glenn Seaborg creates a new element — plutonium — that changes the world forever, unleashing a force of unimaginable destructive power: the atomic bomb. PBS (60 min.)

January 18 – Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace – (In Honor of MLK)
Known for his vibrant reinterpretations of classical portraits featuring African-American men, New York-based painter Kehinde Wiley has turned the practice of portraiture on its head and in the process has taken the art world by storm. The film Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace follows the artist as he embarks on an exciting new project: a series of classical portraits of African-American women–something he’s never done before. The film documents the project as it unfolds, tracking Wiley’s process from concept to canvas, casting his models on the streets of New York and enlisting Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy to create couture gowns for each woman.  PBS (60 min.)

January 25 – Great Estates of Scotland: Dumfries House
Tour the interior of the fabulous Dumfries House, an architectural gem that boasts one of the largest collections of Chippendale furniture in the world. This once-neglected mansion was dramatically brought back to life and saved for the nation by HRH The Prince of Wales.  PBS (60 min.)

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