We would like to invite you to join us for the National Endowment for the Arts sponsored Big Read kickoff event at Lake Superior State University Library. The campus and local community are reading The Round House by Louise Erdrich, a story set on the Ojibwe reservation of North Dakota.
We are honored to have Bryan Newland, Chairman of the Bay Mills Indian Community as our keynote speaker for this evening’s event.
Following Chairman Newland’s address, we will watch a short documentary, “This River” which offers an indigenous perspective on the tragic experience of searching for the many missing and murdered Indigenous women.
Joining us for a panel discussion on these issues along with Bryan Newland, will be Chief Judge Jocelyn Fabry of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians, and the Executive Director of the Diane Peppler Center, Betsy Huggett.
Afternoon coffee and delicious treats will be served by LSSU Catering.
As a follow up to our Culinary Series, where we enjoyed a demonstration on Lacto Fermentation, we are excited to bring you a talk on food preservation, with MSU Extension experts, Beth Waitrovich and Stephanie Ostrenga Sprague. Please join us!
This virtual presentation featuring Beth Waitrovich and Stephanie Ostrenga Sprague with MSU Extension will cover the basics of food preservation including equipment needed, ways to preserve food including canning, freezing and dehydrating, what foods need to be canned in a pressure canner and what can be processed in a hot water bath or steam canner. A question and answer session will follow.
Attend in person in the Library Learning Commons, or watch viaZoom @ https://bit.ly/lssulibfoodpres
There are still some spots available for what is shaping up to be a fabulous program with stops in Limerick, Galway and Dublin. You will explore cultural, interdisciplinary, and healthcare issues in Ireland and will experience the richness of Irish history, music, art, traditions and cuisine during the trip. Please contact email@example.com for further information.
Galway, a small city of almost 80,000 on Ireland’s west coast will host festivals, exhibits, concerts and workshops throughout the year relating to the Irish language, landscape and migration.
The events are by artists from Galway in addition to European artists who will “unveil their own interpretations of these themes,” the city’s 2020 programme website states. – By Euronews • last updated: 31/12/2019
As with the United States, Ireland’s west coast has historically attracted pioneers and mavericks. Battered by Atlantic winds, the weather is fiercer here than in the cultivated east. This is a rural land where people live by their own rules, and artists are drawn by the sublime beauty of the rocky landscape. The capital of County Galway, Galway City, is an artsy enclave where bonhomie and erudition are prized.
Festivals bloom freely in Galway, with cultural gatherings spread across its calendar like wild heather. Visit any season, and you’ll happen across celebrations of food, music, history, art, literature and nature, plus everything from burlesque to banjos, and ponies to Pride. – Katia Hetter and the CNN Travel Team, CNN • Updated 6th January 2020
PFAS, or polyfluoroalkyd substances, are all over the news these days as the newest environmental concern. Tony Anthony, Principal Consultant with national environmental consulting firm AKT Peerless, will talk about this newest issue, and address how the uncertainty surrounding PFAS contamination is creating challenges for municipal leaders and their communities.
Please join us on Tuesday, Oct. 1st @ 5 pm in the library for a screening of NOVA: Poison Water
How safe is our tap water?
This one-hour special report from PBS’s science series, NOVA, follows the ordinary citizens and independent scientists who exposed the danger lurking in Flint’s water and confronted those who turned a blind eye. Discover the disturbing truth that reaches far beyond Flint—water systems across the country are similarly vulnerable. How can we protect ourselves from poisoned water?