April 2018 Brown Bag Events

Posted on Apr 5, 2018

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

April 4 – “Hawking”
In honor of the passing of Stephen Hawking, we show “Hawking”, a film which reveals his great scientific discoveries and rise to fame. This is a longer length Brown Bag presentation. Viewers join him at home, under the care of his nursing team; in San Jose as he wows a packed theatre audience; in Silicon Valley as he meets a team of technicians who hope to speed up his communication system; and as he throws a party for family and friends. PBS (1.25min.)


April 11 –“The Brain”
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.

This episode, “What is Reality?,” explains how the brain constructs our multi-sensory reality from within the silence and darkness of the skull. PBS (60 min.)


April 18 – “A Tale of Three Cities : Amsterdam, Bruge, and Hanover”
Join Pat Tomasik and Bob Sheap on a Friendship Force exchange to Hanover, Germany. Friendship Force, founded in the early 70’s by Jimmy Carter, then governor of Georgia and Presbyterian Minister Wayne Smith, was created to promote cultural understanding and world peace.

Six Michigan members including Tomasik and Sheap travel to Germany, but first stop to visit Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Bruge, Belgium. Explore with them the history, culture, art, and food of these iconic destinations. Live Presentation (60 min.)


April 25 – Food Science: “ We Are What We Eat”
The “Food Delicious Science” series is the hidden biology and chemistry of your next meal presented by Dr. Michael Mosley and botanist James Wong. Celebrate the science hidden inside every bite with this episode.

Travel the world and step inside the UK’s leading food laboratory to deconstruct our favorite meals, going inside the food to the molecular level, revealing how the hidden chemistry in every mouthful of food keeps our bodies fit and healthy. PBS (60 min.)


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