Perhaps no other city in the world conjures such distinct images as the gondolas plying the canals of Venice. Join us for a virtual tour of this beautiful and historic city that is visited by more than 20 million tourists each year. We will cover the story of the city, the most notable features, and end with a look at what the future holds for this city which is both sinking and shrinking as the waters rise and the full time residents move away.
Join Active Minds for the story of the City of Lights. We will trace the city's history from its Celtic origins through modern times. In the process, we'll visit with some of the city's most colorful characters and notable places, including the Eiffel Tower, which was despised by Parisians in its day. Grab a baguette and a bottle of wine; it's the next best thing to being there!
Fantastic Voyage: A Year-Long Tour of the World at Ross-University Hills Branch Library. In 2016, we’re going to take you around the world from the comfort of the library! Join us as Active Minds whisks you away to a different location on the third Thursday of every month at 3 p.m. Get your “passport” stamped at all 12 Fantastic Voyage events and you’ll be entered into a grand prize drawing at the end of 2016!
Why do we have Christmas trees? Or for that matter holiday lights, eggnog, holly and mistletoe? Join us as we seek to explain the origins of a wide variety of holiday traditions and examine how they have evolved and changed over time. Bring your own fruitcake.
The quilts made are presented annually through an award ceremony to outstanding community members in recognition of their service of those in need, or to individuals in crisis, as well as to agencies that help the needy and the homeless.
We will trace the City of Lights history from its Celtic origins through modern times. In the process, we'll visit with some of the city's most colorful characters and notable places, including the Eiffel Tower, which was despised by Parisians in its day. Grab a baguette and a bottle of wine; it's the next best thing to being there!
Everything you ever wanted to ask about ADHD, but didn't get the chance! Our local psycho-pharmacology expert, Dr. Hebert will offer his perspective and 20+ years of experience on the matter. All questions welcome.
December 7, 1941 brought an attack upon the United States the likes of which had never been seen before. Join Active Minds as we tell the story from both the Japanese and the U.S. perspective. We will cover not only how the Japanese planned and executed such a bold attack, but also how the U.S. could have been caught so completely unaware. We will also examine the impact this had on World War II and the American psyche.
As the world continues to honor the passing of Nelson Mandela, join Active Minds as we explore the history of South Africa, its struggle with Apartheid, Mandela’s legacy, and the country’s journey to rejoin the international community since Apartheid's end in 1994. We will discuss the pivotal role played by Mandela, the impact of immigration/colonialism, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and other important aspects of this story. We will end with a look at the current challenges and opportunities for South Africa.