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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

7:00 p.m.

book cover artSuzette Haden Elgin's books on The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense offer brilliant techniques for managing verbal aggression. As a T'ai Chi teacher, Susan Lowell,, has been delighted to find a verbal version of T'ai Chi's self-defense principles--always looking for the soft answer and never using force.

Using skills honed while getting her MA in education and kinesthetic learning, Susan developed an experiential primer of Suzette Haden Elgin's work. Participants in this workshop will leave this event armed with their own "cheat sheet" and a handy set of pocket cards that will serve as a reminder of the techniques learned.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

6:30 p.m.
Arthur G. Dove, Red Sun, Acquired 1935 The Phillips Collection © Estate of Arthur G. Dove, Courtesy Terry Dintenfass, Inc.Artwork citation for Red Sun

Celebrate American Artist Month with the library and Dr. Susan Frank, associate curator for research at The Phillips Collection.

Dr. Frank will present a talk entitled “From Ryder to Rothko, the Quest for the Best of American Art,” which celebrates The Phillips Collection’s current exhibition, "Made in the USA: American Masters from The Phillips Collection, 1850-1970." Featuring more than 200 works by 120+ artists, the exhibit is the most comprehensive on-site installation of the museum's American collection ever undertaken.

Come to Room 207 of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library to hear Dr. Frank's insights on Duncan Phillips, the museum's founder, and the importance of his support to American modern artists.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

10:00 a.m.

On August 9th at 10 a.m. join the West End Library for a presentation and discussion about Macro Photography. Learn about the various kinds of equipment used to make close up images. We will also talk about lighting for macro images as well as a variety of techniques used to help create those images.

Monday, August 11, 2014

6:30 a.m.

We’ll be showing a few featured Ted Talks on the big screen in our meeting room. The subject will be “being human.” Come watch entertaining videos of various speakers.