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January 2020

Presidential Decisions for War or Peace

January 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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$20

From John Adams to Donald Trump, crucial moments when a presidential decision whether or not to go to war altered the course of U.S. history.

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Presidential Decisions for War or Peace

January 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Montclair Public Library (Auditorium) 50 South Fullerton Avenue, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ United States
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$20

From John Adams to Donald Trump, crucial moments when a presidential decision whether or not to go to war altered the course of U.S. history.

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Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042 United States
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$20

Augusta Savage overcame poverty, racism, and gender discrimination to become a luminary of the Harlem Renaissance. Her sculptures celebrated African American culture, and her work as an arts educator and political activist catalyzed social change. This talk will explore Savage’s lasting legacy by examining her remarkable life and affecting works, as well as those of the younger artists she inspired.

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Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montclair Public Library (Auditorium) 50 South Fullerton Avenue, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ United States
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$20

Augusta Savage overcame poverty, racism, and gender discrimination to become a luminary of the Harlem Renaissance. Her sculptures celebrated African American culture, and her work as an arts educator and political activist catalyzed social change. This talk will explore Savage’s lasting legacy by examining her remarkable life and affecting works, as well as those of the younger artists she inspired.

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February 2020

The Silk Road: History, Ideology, Aesthetics

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montclair Public Library (Auditorium) 50 South Fullerton Avenue, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ United States
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$20

The Silk Road is an overview of the ancient trading network that connects the east and west, that changes the peoples’ views of the world, aesthetic tastes, arts, etc. in various cultures on the route.

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Cuba: It’s Legal, Safe and Not Expensive!

$20

Curious about Cuba? Join Melanie Tucker, owner of Rare Finds Travel, to hear how YOU can still travel to Cuba.  She’ll show you how it’s Legal. Delicious.  Entrepreneurial.  Safe.  And not necessarily  expensive.  She’ll share stories from her 5 trips to the island (including a cross-country roadtrip to Santiago), and share her “rare” Cuba “finds”

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Dancing for Balanchine

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Montclair Public Library (Auditorium) 50 South Fullerton Avenue, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ United States
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Free

Through her first hand accounts, this lecture will frame and contextualize Balanchine's life and career in terms of his genius but also his patriarchal relationship to the female members of his company. Prof. McPherson co-wrote a book titled  Balanchine, Broadway, and Beyond: A Memoir with the former New York City Ballet dancer Bettijane Sills. This lecture is in partnership with Montclair State University

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Lotuses and Lions: The Unfolding of Buddhism(s)

$20

This class is an introduction to some of the basic teachings of Buddhism, its historical development into many Buddhism(s), and a discussion of selected, contemporary issues in Buddhist thought and social engagement, such as modernism, warfare, and the environment.

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