5:00 p.m. social hour | 6:15 p.m. discussion
Hosted by Jeff Kamin
This month's title: The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
Join us for a showing of the locally filmed movie, His Neighbor Phil, while enjoying pizza and popcorn.
There will be a talkback session at the conclusion of the film. Sponsored by HealthStar Home Health, St. Paul Public Libraries, Maplewood Parks and Recreation, and NE Seniors for Better Living.
Coming from her native New Jersey, Beth Dooley had a lot of preconceptions about the Midwestern food scene. As she explored farmer's markets and the burgeoning co-op scene in the Twin Cities, these assumptions faded and she eventually discovered a local food movement strong enough to survive the toughest winter.
Through In Winter's Kitchen, Dooley shares her journey of coming to know and be an integral part of the Heartland food community.
2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Musical based on the Wizard of Oz suitable for families.
In the past fifty years, Asian Americans have helped change the face of America and are now the fastest growing group in the United States. But as award-winning historian Erika Lee reminds us, Asian Americans also have deep roots in the country. The Making of Asian America tells the little-known history of Asian Americans and their role in American life, from the arrival of the first Asians in the Americas to the present-day.
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
The story of a vengeful fairy who is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land. This film stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning and Charlto Copley. Running time is 97 minutes. Rated PG.
Everyone is welcome, there is no charge and light refreshments will be served.
Arturo González Villaseñor's documentary Llévate mis Amores offers an intimate view of Las Patronas, a group of Mexican women who for 20 years have organized to offer food, drink and support to thousands of migrants traveling northward to the United States on the freight train "La Bestia" (The Beast). In the midst of a country at war, in a world where all hope seems lost, the Patronas embody human kindness, caring for total strangers as they go hurtling past on a fast-moving train to an unknown destiny.
When French King Louis IX built the glorious Gothic chapel known as Sainte-Chapelle, he intended it to house his collection of Passion relics, including Christ's Crown of Thorns and fragments of the True Cross - the most important relics in medieval Christendom. For centuries after its consecration in 1248, this architectural masterpiece was also home to some of the most exquisite medieval and Renaissance vocal music ever written. Learn more about the background and hear examples of the music for this regal performance.
Ojibwe historian and linguist Anton Treuer presents his latest work, Warrior Nation: A History of the Red Lake Ojibwe, a fascinating history which offers not only a chronicle of the Red Lake Nation but also a compelling perspective on a difficult piece of U.S. history.
Catherine Madison closes the Fireside Series with a reading from The War Came Home with Him, which tells the stories of two survivors of one man's war: a father who withstood a prison camp's unspeakable inhumanity and a daughter who withstood the residual cruelty that came home with him.