May 2018 Brown Bag Events

Posted on May 10, 2018

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

May 2 – American Masters-“BB King: Life of Riley”
B.B. King, born Riley B. King, was one of the most influential and celebrated blues musicians of all time. From his roots as a sharecropper’s son, working in the cotton fields of Mississippi, he rose to become a living legend — the most renowned blues singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer of the past 40 years — earning the moniker “King of the Blues.” Filming for this documentary was finished just before B.B King passed away in 2015. PBS (60 min.)

May 9 –Making North America: “Origins”
The ground we walk on is full of surprises, if you know where to look. Do a little time traveling with renowned paleontologist Kirk Johnson to find out how our continent was built. Mighty, elemental forces molded North America.  Fiery eruption, titanic floods, the grinding of great ice sheets, and massive impacts from space all shaped our land. In this documentary, visit the Grand Canyon, Lake Superior, and even a golf course in the Rockies!  Tour our continent and find out what forces nearly tore it in half! PBS (60 min.)

May 16 Milk Street: “ Home Cooking, Chinese Style”
In this series, host Christopher Kimball visits world traveler and cookbook author Fuchsia Dunlop in London to learn about the Chinese approach to cooking. He learns how to get perfectly
cooked chicken every time by focusing on the meat, not the skin. Chris also demonstrates why an Asian cleaver just may have the edge over the ubiquitous Western chef’s knife. The show ends with a little sizzle on set as Milk Street Cook Matthew Card shows how to make Hot Oil-Flashed Chard with Ginger,
Scallions and Chili at home. PBS (60 min.)

May 23 – NG: “ Wild Big Sur”
National Geographic provides more than a Pacific Coastal tour. The documentary’s photography offers a close look of Big Sur wildlife. See the coast from the viewpoint of a California condor as this magnificent bird soars through the clouds. Then get a glimpse of the populated ocean through the eyes of frisky sea otters. Finally, a trip through the mountains shows you what makes the mountain lion such a resourceful scavenger. Watch this beautiful film and see what makes Big Sur a national treasure. NG (60 min.)

May 30 – NOVA : Great Escape at Dunkirk
NOVA follows a team of archaeologists and historians as they recover fresh evidence of the courage, technical ingenuity, and brilliant planning that led to the operation’s success. With access to previously classified files recently released by the British government, they uncover the truth behind the myths of Dunkirk — Featuring an exclusive excavation of a newly-found Spitfire wreck, NOVA debunks the myth and highlights the essential role of RAF planes and pilots in reversing the desperate stakes that played out in the air above the beleaguered men. PBS (60 min.)


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