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A special event for those looking for a fun and social way to take measurable action on solutions to climate change, with a documentary film screening of Just Eat It: A Food Waste Movie* and an introduction to the book Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. Learn more about the Drawdown EcoChallenge (which begins on April 3), an exciting global movement to reverse climate change, and actions we can take to make an impact. Sign up for the event here: https://bit.ly/2S2E6ep Join the library's EcoChallenge Team here: https://bit.ly/2u4nxp9 *Just Eat It (2014, Director: Grant Baldwin, 74 mins.): Filmmakers and food lovers, Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste from farm and retail, right to the back of their own fridge. In a deliciously entertaining challenge, they pledge to quit grocery shopping for 6 months and survive only on discarded food.
Coffee Talk is a new daytime program series. Each session will feature a different guest speaker who will lecture or a lead a discussion in their area of expertise. Coffee and tea will be served at the start of each meeting. Space is limited. Please RSVP. March's program: This Women’s History Month, join Licensed Italian Tour Guide Linda Sassano Higgins and step back in time to the Florentine Renaissance, when Man became the Center of the Universe. But what place did Women hold? Sublime images of Women of this time period are the subject of many famous paintings that capture our attention; images which filter the views of the Renaissance society’s idealized concepts of beauty and harmony. Explore the stories these paintings tell of a woman’s role during this fascinating period, and discover the courageous women who stepped outside this role to make major contributions to Florentine society.
Launch for local author and artist Cristina Biaggi's new book: Activism into Art into Activism into Art: A Personal History of Feminist Art, which examines her various art periods in light of the major social-political movements of the last 70 years. Presentation followed by book sale and signing (copies available for $20 - cash or check). Space is limited. Please RSVP. Cristina Biaggi, Ph.D. has achieved significant recognition for her contributions to feminist and Goddess-centered Art and scholarly studies. Her works are a reflection and an extension of her lifelong interest in art, archaeology, woman studies, literature and the classics, acquired at Vassar, The University of Utah, Harvard and New York University. For more information on Cristina and her work, visit www.cristinabiaggi.com