Upcoming Events

Philosophy Study Group

Curt Hillstrom
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Curran's Restaurant, 42nd and Nicollet in Minneapolis





We are finishing the book The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus. While Pollyanna and Dr Pangloss might have some problem understanding Camus' point of view, they – and anyone who feels the same way as they do – are certainly welcome to come and mix with those who feel desperate and anguished and who see the universe as absurd. It should make for an interesting evening.




 

The Woodcut Art of Wolfgang Klein

Evelyn Klein
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419



The program will introduce the topic with a brief description of the history of creating woodcuts. It will then focus on Wolfgang Klein’s art of creating woodcuts from their inception to their completion, including materials and tools needed in the process. The presenter will have actual art samples on view and take her audience on a journey of the artist’s life and creativity by means of a slide show of works by this Wisconsin artist. 

Minneapolis and Tangletown Neighborhood Landmarks

Tom Balcom
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

What is a neighborhood and how does change make it better, lessen it, or make it a different world? Step into the past with a presentation illustrated by maps and photographs of historical interest.  The maps show what most of south Minneapolis looked like prior to urban development.  The photos are of early downtown Minneapolis and the Mississippi River, as well as historical and current-day images of Tangletown.  These maps and photos provide a sense of place, identity, and pride in the city where we live.

Oaxaca: Mexican Discoveries

Charlie Roger
Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

Oaxaca is a city and state in southern Mexico that today is a popular destination for foreign and domestic tourists and those wishing to spend the winter months in a warm, sunny climate. Oaxaca has been populated for thousands of years and there is still a large indigenous population that carry on traditions and customs from years past. It is known for its cuisine, its festivals, its archeological sites and its artisans and crafts including weaving, textiles, pottery (green, red, black), alebrijes and mezcal. Charlie Roger has spent a few winters in Oaxaca and would like to share his experiences from there.