National Vegetarian Museum: How Does Your Diet Impact the Environment?

National Vegetarian Museum: How Does Your Diet Impact the Environment?

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Do you know how our human diets affect water use, land use, and climate change?

Susan Lincke, PhD, a 20-year vegetarian/vegan, an environmentalist, and an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, will explain why growing vegetables is much more environmentally efficient than raising meat. Most of the wheat and corn grown in the Midwest (70%-80%) is grown to feed livestock, not humans.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
World War I and America Film: <em>Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas)</em>

World War I and America Film: <em>Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas)</em>

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Film historian Doug Deuchler screens and discusses films in a six-week series, part of the library's World War I and America program this October and November. Today, see Joyeux Noel, in which an unofficial "Christmas Eve Truce" on the Western Front allows soldiers from opposing sides of the war to gain insights into each other's way of life. 116 minutes.

All films in the series are on Wednesdays, 1:30-4:30 pm, in the Main Library Veterans Room.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
A  World War I Staged Reading: "A Family During War" by Kevin Bry

A World War I Staged Reading: "A Family During War" by Kevin Bry

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Listen to the words of young Ernest Hemingway written to his parents and others from Italy during the early days of World War I. See a staged reading presented by Kevin Bry and Diana Pingle as Dr. and Mrs. Clarence Hemingway. Graham Weilgos will portray young Ernest Hemingway. Local attorney and actor Kevin Bry created the script from The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Vol. 1, 1907-1922.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
World War I and America Film: <em>Paths of Glory</em>

World War I and America Film: <em>Paths of Glory</em>

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Film historian Doug Deuchler screens and discusses films in a six-week series, part of the library's World War I and America program this October and November. Today, see Paths of Glory, an anti-war film in which fiery French colonel Kirk Douglass goes head-to-head with the army's top brass when his men are accused of cowardice. 88 minutes.

All films in the series are on Wednesdays, 1:30-4:30 pm, in the Main Library Veterans Room.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
World War I Author William Hazelgrove: <em>Madame President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson</em>

World War I Author William Hazelgrove: <em>Madame President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson</em>

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

After President Woodrow Wilson suffered a paralyzing stroke in the fall of 1919, his wife, First Lady Edith Wilson, began to handle the day-to-day responsibilities of the Executive Office. Mrs. Wilson had had little formal education and had only been married to President Wilson for four years; yet, in the tenuous peace following the end of World War I, Mrs. Wilson dedicated herself to managing the office of the President, reading all correspondence intended for her bedridden husband.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Author Kathryn Atwood: <em>Women Heroes of World War I</em>

Author Kathryn Atwood: <em>Women Heroes of World War I</em>

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Local author Kathryn Atwood will share stories of incredibly brave women  in her book, Women Heroes of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics. A commemoration of brave, yet largely forgotten women who served in the First World War, this book brings to life the often surprising exploits of 16 fascinating women from around the world who served their countries at a time when most of them didn't even have the right to vote.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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