American Experience: The Abolitionists by Artist Not Provided — Men and women, black and white, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy, these passionate anti-slavery activists fought in the most important civil rights crusade in American history. Part of the PBS series American Experience.
Africans in America [videodisc]: America's journey through slavery by produced for PBS by WGBH Boston — The story of slavery's birth in the early 1660s through the onset of thr Civil War. Narrated by Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett.
4 little girls [videodisc] by an HBO documentary film in association with 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks production ; a Spike Lee Joint — When a bomb tore through the basement of a black Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama on September 15, 1963, it took the lives of four young girls. This powerful documentary captures a time, a place, and a way of life that would be forever altered by their deaths. Directed by Spike Lee.
Starting at zero by Jimi Hendrix
Journey to the sun: Junípero Serra's dream and the founding of California by Gregory Orfalea
Seymour Hersh: scoop artist by Robert Miraldi
Self-help Messiah: Dale Carnegie and success in modern America by Steven Watts
A story lately told: coming of age in Ireland, London, and New York by Anjelica Huston
Wooden: a coach's life by Seth Davis
Maximilian and Carlota: Europe's last empire in Mexico by M. M. McAllen
George Washington's secret six: the spy ring that saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
Archduke Franz Ferdinand lives!: a world without World War I by Richard Ned Lebow
Danubia: a personal history of Habsburg Europe by Simon Winder
Examined life: excursions with contemporary thinkers by edited by Astra Taylor
Examined life [videodisc] by Sphinx Productions in co- productions with the National Film Board of Canada in association with Ontario Media Development Corporation, TVO and Knowledge Network
The problems of philosophy, by Bertrand Russell by Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970
A history of western philosophy by Bertrand Russell
Intuition pumps and other tools for thinking by Daniel C. Dennett
The monuments men: Allied heroes, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter — February 7
Winter's tale by Mark Helprin — February 14
Divergent by Veronica Roth — March 21
The fault in our stars by John Green — June 6
The hundred-foot journey: a novel by Richard C. Morais — August 8
The giver by Lois Lowry — August 15
Saving Italy: the race to rescue a nation's treasures from the Nazis by Robert M. Edsel
Rescuing da Vinci: Hitler and the Nazis stole Europe's great art: America and her allies recovered it by Robert M. Edsel ; forewords by Lynn H. Nicholas and Edmund P. Pillsbury
Today we honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights leader who would have turned 84 this year. A federal holiday to honor King, who was assassinated in April 1968, was first observed in 1986. Congress also designated it a national day of service in 1994.
April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr.'s death and transformation of America by Michael Eric Dyson
At Canaan's edge: America in the King years 1965-68 by Taylor Branch
This program will take place on Wednesday, February 19 from 7:00-8:30 PM.
Raja Yoga Meditation helps you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, your intrinsic positive qualities and your innate value. Join practitioners from the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University every Sunday from 2:45-5:45 PM to explore these universal concepts and encourage your inner spiritual development toward a fresh perspective on values such as justice, freedom, respect and love.
*2:45-4:00 PM class is for registrants only. You may register with Brahma Kumaris in Michigan by calling 248.987.2687 or emailing email@example.com
*4:00-5:45 PM class is open to any and all participants. No registration is necessary.
PLEASE NOTE: The Feb 2 and 9 classes will be held in the Community Room. The February 16 class has been cancelled. The Feb 23 class will be back in the Purple Room.
The Closers: a novel by Michael Connelly — Harry Bosch, Homicide Detective Los Angeles Police Department has been called out of retirement to join LAPD's Open/Unsolved Unit and he will bring his usual tenaciousness to the job regardless of the cost.
In the first class, YouTube, participants will learn how to create a YouTube account, upload videos, and share videos with friends and family. They will also learn how to like and favorite a video and even create a playlist so you can view all your favorite videos with just the click of a button. So come in and learn about how to use YouTube as a social media and video storage tool. Program takes place on Saturday, February 22 from 10:00-11:30 AM. Space is limited and registration begins on January 20. This class is designed for Internet users aged 13 and up.
There will also be a drop in session the following week on Saturday, March 1 from 10:00-11:30 AM for additional one-on-one assistance.
Learn the art of letting go
Manage worry and anxiety
Discover your real self by rediscovering the true joy and peace within
Please wear comfortable clothing to practice breathing !!!!
[yoga by Natalie Lucier is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0]
Have you wondered why everyone is talking about being "gluten-free" ? Are you starting the journey of being gluten-free or have you been without gluten for a long time? This class/support group is for you. Dr Cynthia Shaft-Toll DC will share health benefits of the gluten-free lifestyle : how and where to shop for gluten-free items, how to and where are the best gluten-free restaurants, how to cook for holidays and special events. Guest speakers also will be presenting at different months. Some sample gluten-free food will be available and we hope for the group to share their best recipes as well.
- Saturday, February 8
- Saturday, February 22
Defending Jacob: a novel by William Landay — Andy Barber has been an Assistant District Attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than 20 years. He is respected in his community and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But after a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: His 14-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student.
Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.
Join us on Thursday, February 13 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.