May 2017 Brown Bag Events

Posted on May 1, 2017

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

Naomi Lane Room 

May 3 –  NATURE: WHAT FEMALES WANT (PART I)
“What Females Want and Males Will Do“ explores the evolution of sexual strategies and what makes certain species winners and losers in the mating game.

Part One: What Females Want — In the animal world females often call the shots. But their decisions may be surprising.  With observations of species from around the world, scientists are making amazing  new discoveries about the complex nature of courtship and competition throughout the animal kingdom. NATURE (54 min.)

May 10 –  NATURE: AND WHAT MALES WILL DO (PART II)
“What Females Want and Males Will Do“ explores the evolution of sexual strategies and what makes certain species winners and losers in the mating game.

Part Two  “What  Males will do “— Apparently, there is nothing a male will not do for the right to mate with a female — dance, sing, fight, change body colors, illuminate, even agree to be eaten alive.  But it takes two to tango. Now, scientists are learning to what extremes males will go in order to find that dance partner. NATURE (54 min.)

May 17 – Budapest: Beyond the “Iron Curtain” Carol and Dennis Gaswick
Budapest was one of many cities that at one point resided behind the “Iron Curtain.” Currently, over 2 million people call this capitol city of the old and new home, but what is life like there now? Carol and Dennis Gaswick of Albion give you a front row seat of their exciting  trip to this ornate city along the Danube River. Experience the music, the history, food, and the people with your tour guides the Gaswicks!  LIVE PRESENTATION (60 min.)

May 24 –  I’ll Have What Phil’s Having: Italy
Come along with Emmy Award®-winner Phil Rosenthal on these six offbeat and often hilarious culinary adventures around the world. Phil, creator of the TV hit Everybody Loves Raymond, meets the chefs, culinary leaders, and style-setters.  Phil ventures through Italy from the bustle of Florence to the countryside of Umbria. He journeys across the land where passion and beauty are infused into every aspect of the culture, but  most importantly, into the food. PBS  (54 min.)

May 31 – NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: The National Mall America’s Front Yard
The United States’ National Mall is an urban park unlike any other in the world. Now, a National Geographic/PBS Special brings the surprising story of the Mall’s creation and evolution to a national audience.

Using a mixture of contemporary and archival footage, state-of-the-art graphics and exclusive aerials shot within highly restricted airspace, this hour will trace the Mall’s — and the country’s — transformation from fields and farmland to national icon.  NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (55 min.)

 

 

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