June 2018 Brown Bag Events

Posted on Jun 1, 2018

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

June 6 – “The Brain – What Makes Me?”
Neuroscientist David Eagleman explores the wonders of the human brain in an epic series that reveals the ultimate story of us, why we feel and think the things we do. Personal stories and innovative visual effects are blended with science to reveal the secrets of our mind. Eagleman discovers how our personality, memories, and snd sense of self all emerge from neural activity. We are our brains. PBS (60 min.)

June 13 – NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: “World Treasure Collection – Cappadocia”
The unique landscape of Cappadocia was formed by the erosion of volcanic rocks. Ancient volcanic eruptions blanketed this region with thick ash, which solidified into a soft rock called tuff. Over time wind and water eroded these tuff rocks, turning them into mushroom-like pillars known as fairy chimneys. In this documentary, see the rocky landscape which is honeycombed with networks of ancient underground settlements and outstanding examples of Byzantine art. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (60 MIN.)

June 20 “Anne Morrow Lindbergh: You’ll Have the Sky”
Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s birthday is June 22; through this PBS biography, let’s meet the writer whose life changed aviation, women and celebrity in the 20th century. The film uses Anne’s own words to help convey her inner life, which was deeply affected by the challenges of being part of America’s most famous couple. The show is narrated by Judith Light, with selections from Anne’s writing read by Lily Rabe, including excerpts from “Gift from the Sea.” Interviews include A. Scott Berg, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of “Lindbergh,” and Reeve Lindbergh, daughter of Charles and Anne and author of “Under a Wing: A Memoir.” PBS (60 min.)

May 23 – NOVA: “Life’s Rocky Start”
Library’s Rock is ADL’s Summer Reading theme and apparently so does life on our planet. What is the secret link between rocks and minerals, and every living thing on Earth? NOVA joins mineralogist Robert Hazen as he journeys around the globe searching for answers. From an ancient Moroccan market to the Australian Outback, he advances a startling and counter-intuitive idea—that the rocks beneath our feet were not only essential to jump-starting life, but that microbial life helped give birth to hundreds of minerals we know and depend on today. It’s a theory of the co-evolution of Earth and life that is reshaping the grand-narrative of our planet’s story. NOVA (60 MIN.)



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