January 2018 Brown Bag Events!

Posted on Dec 27, 2017

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

January 3 – “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having”
Phil Rosenthal, creator of the TV hit Everybody Loves Raymond, meets the chefs, culinary leaders, and style-setters who keep their communities’ traditions alive and create new ones, in kitchens both on and off the well-worn gastronomic path. A newcomer to Hong Kong Phil Rosenthal explores the culinary temptation of the city. PBS (60 min)

January 10 – “Sacred Journeys” – Hajj
One of the five pillars of Islam is that each believer is called, at least once in their lives, to make the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage that starts and ends in the holy city of Mecca located in today’s Saudi Arabia. Unlike other sacred sites, Mecca is closed off to believers of other faiths: only Muslims are permitted on the Hajj. Join Bruce Feiler as goes behind close doors of the Hajj in a rare, intimate look at pilgrims making the trip of a life time. PBS (60 min.)

January 17 – “American Masters: August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand – Special Longer Presentation
In honor of MLK, explore the life and legacy of August Wilson, the playwright some call “America’s Shakespeare,” who chronicled the 20th-century black experience. This first documentary about the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning playwright August Wilson (1945 – 2005) includes new interviews with film and stage luminaries and his family, scenes from his award-winning plays, and more. American Masters (124 min.)

January 24 – “E2 Design: The Village Architect”
Architect Brian MacKay-Lyons grew up on the shipyards of Nova Scotia and borrows from that lean, economical building tradition in his architecture. From the Barn Yard in his village to the Canadian Embassy in Bangladesh, this episode presents a lesson in local vernacular – why it works and how it might be the most sustainable form of architecture there is. PBS (60 min.)

January 31 – “Makers: Vol. 2 “Women in Hollywood”
Women in Hollywood showcases the women of showbiz, from the earliest pioneers to present-day power players, as they influence the country’s biggest commodities: entertainment. PBS (60 min.)

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