On Sunday, April 14 from 2:00-3:00 PM, The Organization for Bat Conservation will present Biodiversity LIVE! Explore the amazing variety of wildlife on planet Earth. Discover the interconnectedness between plants and animals. Topics include the balance of natural ecosystems, how humans are impacting biodiversity (habitat destruction, invasive species, climate change), and simple actions that can be taken to protect wildlife from extinction. Live animals include a bearded dragon, sugar glider and a large fruit bat.
On Thursday, April 11 at noon we will be discussing:
Behind the beautiful forevers by Katherine Boo — In this brilliantly written, fast-paced book, based on three years of uncompromising reporting, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human. Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope. With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects human beings to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century's hidden worlds, and into the lives of people impossible to forget.
- Biodiversity LIVE! — Sunday, April 14, 2:00-3:00 PM
- Meatless Mondays with Door to Door Organics — Monday, April 22, 7:00-8:30 PM
- Heart of Michigan - Michigan Made Products — Tuesday, April 23, 7:00-8:30 PM
- Rain Gardens and Live Walls — Thursday, April 25, 7:00-8:30 PM
- Native American Dancers — Saturday, April 27, 2:00-3:00 PM
April 5 at 1:00 PM in Group Study A
April 19 at 1:00 PM in Group Study A
[Caterpillar by Rickydavid is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]
The cat's table by Michael Ondaatje. The story follows 11-year-old Michael as he immerses himself in the hidden corners and relationships of a temporary floating world, overcoming its physical boundaries with the expanse of his imagination. The boy's companions at the so-called cat's table, where the ship’s unconnected strays dine together, become his friends and teachers, each leading him closer to the key that unlocks the Oronsay's mystery decades later.
Session begins Tuesday, April 30, 10:00 AM.
Wednesday, April 17 from 7:00-7:45 PM
in the Purple Room
This 3-class series will be held on Wednesdays from 12-2pm from April 17th to May 1st. in the I-Lab. Patrons must attend all 3 classes. Registration is required.