Coterie Theatre artists resume their monthly interactive story times for children and their parents, reading from Jon Agee’s engaging picture book Lion Lessons. It’s the story of a boy who learns the seven steps to becoming a lion¬including looking fierce, roaring and most challenging of all, looking out for your friends¬from an actual lion.
Janet Valentine of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College discusses that increased prominence of women in America’s military – the historical context of women engaged in war, the challenges and benefits of their integration, and how it has influenced developments in military affairs.
Florida Atlantic University ethnobotanist Maria Fadiman discusses the deep relationship between people and plants worldwide, from people growing food, ornamental, and medicinal plants in their homes and gardens in the Amazon Rainforest to the growth of plant knowledge among younger generations in Tibet.
Local illustrator Aaron DeWitt, who collaborated with writer Amy Ludwig VanDerwater on the new children’s book Dreaming of You, shares its gentle bedtime story about what animals dream. And he leads an illustration workshop for kids.
In the latest installment of the Library’s popular Script-in-Hand series, the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival offers a unique performance of The Taming of the Shrew. All characters switch genders – Katherine becomes a male (Kit), Petruchio a female (Petruchia) – lending the battle-of-the-sexes comedy new context.
Dalton Gray, a game designer for the New York-based Institute of Play, discusses the value of game-based learning – the incorporation of digital, video, board, and other games into school curriculums. Students tend to be more engaged. Test scores rise.
Hip-hop is now America’s most popular music genre, supplanting rock. In a discussion of his new book, Davidson College sociologist Joseph Ewoodzie examines its roots, going back to hip-hop’s creation by Clive Campbell – DJ Kool Herc – at a birthday party in New York’s West Bronx in 1973.