Talk and Performance - Ney Instrument

The ney instrument, sometimes spelled nai or nay, is one of the oldest forms of flute. It has relatives in other Middle Eastern countries, each differing by the number of holes, segments and whether it has a mouthpiece, called a bashpare, or not.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 7:00pm

Main Library Auditorium

Discussion - A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story

Registration is required. Qais Akabar Omar, a young Afghan writer, born in 1982 writes a riveting memoir of his family’s experiences in Afghanistan. Kabul was a garden where 7-year-old Qais flew kites from the roof of his grandfather’s house.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 7:00pm

Main Library Multipurpose Room

Discussion - Judaism and ... Particularism and Universalism

Presented by Rabbi Enid Lader.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7:00pm

Main Library Auditorium

Workshop - Genealogy

How far back would you like to trace your family tree? What will you find? Genealogist Deborah Abbott will show you how to unlock the secrets held by census reports, military records, birth certificates and death notices in this hands-on workshop. Unravel your history with professional results.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 6:00pm

Main Library Learning Lab

Talk - Call to Prayer

According to the tenets of Islam, Muslims perform the salaah, or prayer ritual, five times per day.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 7:00pm

Main Library Auditorium

Performance - Great Lakes Theater’s Classics on Tour: The Jabberwocky

Great Lakes Theater’s touring production is inspired by Lewis Carroll’s beloved poem “Jabberwocky.” Two students—Dodgson and Steve—band together after being bullied.

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 6:00pm

Main Library Auditorium

Workshop - Power Loving

In honor of International Women’s Day, River Smith will discuss the dynamics of sexist oppression and how it inhibits successful relationships between men and women. You will learn the basics of how to develop and increase the love in your life in the midst of a seriously wounded society.

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 7:00pm

Main Library Auditorium

Film - Do Not Resist (2016)

Starting on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, as the community grapples with the death of Michael Brown, Do Not Resist offers a stunning look at the current state of policing in America and a glimpse into the future.

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 6:30pm

Main Library Auditorium

Workshop - Finding Power: Adventures in Effective Assertiveness

In this introduction to some powerful assertiveness techniques, you will learn the basics of a very effective method to usually get what you want from others in your life (without manipulation or intimidation).You have a right to be heard. You have a right to get what you want most of the time.

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 7:00pm

Main Library Auditorium

Talk - The Dangers of Nuclear Weapons Presentation by William Fickinger Introduced by Diane Mather of Performers and Artists for Nuclear Disarmament

From the end of WWII, through the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis, and more recently the Iran Nuclear Deal, nuclear weapons have been in the forefront of our lives.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 7:00pm

Main Library Auditorium