Friday, April 29th
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Join several contributing authors, who have shared their “AHA! moments” – stories of life-changing events -- in the book Acupuncture for Your Soul: A Collection of Life-Changing Aha! Moments, by Rae Jacob. One of the authors, Bonnie Kneller, will facilitate a lively discussion and encourage everyone to share an "AHA! moment" in your own life. Tea and cake will be served, in celebration of life’s special experiences. Books will be available for sale ($13.95 cash or check only) and signing.
Monday, May 2nd
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Do you love food, books, cooking and conversation? The Literate Foodie Club will explore food writing, food and travel experiences, food history, chefs, restaurants, food in literature, wild and crazy food experiences, regional/world cuisines--- nothing is off limits! Of course there will be snacks, guest chefs and speakers, fun and good company—and yes, we will read some books, too! 1st Mondays each month, with special meetings and “field trips” to be announced periodically.
May Topic: The Literate Foodie Club deliciously tackles chocolate in all forms— book, movie, history and---YES!---tasting fabulous chocolates in our meeting on May 2, 2016. We will read and discuss the novel Chocolat by Joanne Harris—it was published in 1999, so copies will be easy to acquire…. And you are welcome, also, to (re)watch the movie-- it has a somewhat different plotline, but also boasts a wonderful cast including Judi Dench, Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp (and is available on Netflix.)
ADDED ATTRACTION: We have Jason Wasser, of Xocolatl Chocolates, coming to chat about artisanal chocolate making, and bringing take-home boxes of their beautiful chocolates!
Facilitated by Dana Rakinic. Bon appetite!
register early! 480-488-2286.
Wednesday, May 18th
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Presented by Dr. Sharonah Fredrick, Assistant Director,Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS). Part of the ACMRS Global Mythology Series: From the ancient Celts through the Hopi peoples of the American Southwest, the period of the Summer solstice was a time filled with enchantment, fear, and anticipation: the period when portals between the worlds of the supernatural and those of humans were brushed aside. It was, quite simply, what Shakespeare would later term as a “midsummer night’s dream.” In the Southern hemisphere, where summer arrives in December, the sun was celebrated by cultures below the equator as the time when the young child-sun replaced the winter deities and recreated the world anew. This talk will take us on a folkloric trip including Celtic Ireland, medieval Arizona, the Mediterranean, and the sun worshiping Incas. It will map the significance that the sun had for humanity during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, as well as understanding how these older beliefs continue to influence our modern-day world.
Our Book Club meets at the Library at 10 a.m. on the second Tuesday of every month
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