July 2017 Brown Bag Events

Posted on Jul 3, 2017

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

July 5 – Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis
“Get in the Way” is a film by Kathleen Dowdey and the first biographical documentary about Civil Rights Leader John Lewis. This is an inspiring portrait of one man cast into extraordinary times and his unhesitating dedication to seeking justice for the marginalized and ignored. The film spans more than half a century, tracing Lewis’ journey of courage, confrontations and hard-won triumphs. PBS (60 min.)

July 12- “Earth’s Natural Wonders: Extreme Wonders”
This final episode deals with Extreme Wonders  — from the highest mountain to the greatest canyon —and learn how these places test their inhabitants to the limit. On Mount Everest, a Sherpa has to rope a route across the notorious Khumbu Icefall in time for the hundreds of foreign mountaineers who will arrive for climbing season. In the Grand Canyon, conservationists desperately try to ensure the survival of one of America’s few surviving condor chicks. And, on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, farmers fight pitched battles with elephants in the dead of night. PBS (60 min.)

July 19 – “Protecting Our Water” with Beth Clawson, MSU Natural Resources Water Quality and CBCW Coordinator
Discover what programs are protecting your inland lakes from aquatic invasive species (AIS). Find out what you can do in your home and your community to conserve and protect your water resources. Also learn how to reduce invasive pets and plant escapes. A drawing for a door prize including a few water wise products will occur at the end of the program. Live Presentation (60 min.)

July 28 – Nova: “Poisoned Water”
Water. Turn on the faucet and it’s always there. Without it we perish. But how safe is our tap water? In this special report narrated by Joe Morton, NOVA investigates what happened in Flint, Michigan, when local officials changed the city’s water source to save money, but overlooked a critical treatment process. As the water pipes corroded, lead leached into the system, exposing the community—including thousands of children—to dangerous levels of poison. NOVA uncovers the science behind this manmade disaster. NOVA (60 min.)

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