Food For Thought: A Lunchtime Learning Series
Learn on your lunch hour! The Food For Thought learning series takes place at the Winona County History Center. Programs begin at 12:05 p.m. and last approximately one hour (unless otherwise noted). Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch. A beverage is served.
OK, Boomers! with Chris Stout, January 15, 12:05 p.m., Free
Boomers, X’ers, Millennial, and Generation Y. What are the issues facing young adults as they try to enter to the world today? Using information from the Pew Research Center and his own research in developmental psychology, Chris gives a sympathetic portrait of the challenges and issues facing 18-24 year olds today that did not exist for Boomers and Generation X. Instead of focusing on the ways that things were “better in the old days,” the lecture helps give practical ways to support and make life better for young adults.
Book Chat is free and open to the public. Participate in great discussions about the themes in each month’s book. All books selected are available in paperback or at the Winona Public Library. Held monthly on the 4th Wednesday in the Briarcombe Room at the History Center.
Every Note Played by Lisa Genova, January 22, 12:05 p.m., Free
An accomplished concert pianist, Richard received standing ovations from audiences all over the world in awe of his rare combination of emotional resonance and flawless technique. Every finger of his hands was a finely calibrated instrument, dancing across the keys and striking each note with exacting precision. That was eight months ago. Richard now has ALS. When Richard becomes increasingly paralyzed and is no longer able to live on his own, [his estranged ex-wife] Karina becomes his reluctant caretaker. As Richard’s muscles, voice, and breath fade, both he and Karina try to reconcile their past before it’s too late. Poignant and powerful, Every Note Played is a masterful exploration of redemption and what it means to find peace inside of forgiveness. (from Amazon book description)
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate, February 26, 12:05 p.m., Free
Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country—Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong. (from Amazon book description)
A Page in History
Learn more about the culture, history, and stories behind some of the Page Series performances with this partnership programming with the Page Theatre.
A Page in History: Danú, Thursday, February 27, 3 p.m. History Center, Free
Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Their standing room only concerts throughout Ireland are true events featuring high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire. Learn about Irish music group Danú and their 25-year history of performing around the globe. The group will introduce themselves, their instruments -- including flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, and bouzouki -- and offer a sneak peek of their Page Series performance at this fun demonstration and artist talk.