July 2018 Brown Bag Events!

Posted on Jul 2, 2018

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

July 4 – ADL Closed for Independence Day holiday

July 11 – Finding Your Roots: Sir Richard Branson, Maya Lin, & Frank Gehry
Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. presents celebrities with a kind of book of life that reveals not only their ancestry, but unexpected connections.  Sir Branson is a well-known entrepreneur. Lin is an architect and designer of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC. Gehry is also an architect and his vision created a branch of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain . This edition of “Finding Your Roots” explores how these individual created lasting imprints with the materials around them.  PBS (60 min.)

July 18 – NOVA: Eclipse Over America
On August 21, 2017, millions of Americans witnessed the first total solar eclipse to cross the continental United States in 99 years. While hordes of citizens flocked to the eclipse’s path of totality, scientists, too, staked out spots for a very different reason: to investigate the secrets of the sun’s elusive atmosphere. During the eclipse’s precious seconds of darkness, they gathered new clues on how our sun works, how it can produce deadly solar storms, and why its atmosphere is so hot. NOVA investigates the storied history of solar eclipse science and joins both seasoned and citizen-scientists alike as they don their eclipse glasses. NOVA (60 MIN.)

July 25 – Making North America: Life

How did life emerge on our primeval continent? Why was North America home to so many iconic dinosaurs like T. rex? And how did a huge sea filled with giant marine reptiles end up covering Kansas? Do a little time traveling with renowned paleontologist Kirk Johnson to find out how our continent was built. Discover the surprising intertwined story of life and the landscape in North America. PBS (60 min.)


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