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Religious Conversion: What is it?
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Religious Conversion: What is it?

$25

with Steve Piker

ZOOM

Paul on the road to Damascus? Conversion abounds in the U.S.  It is an integral part of the life of the convert, in which the convert has creative agency.  We'll look at both continuities and changes across the conversion experience by consulting detailed case materials. We will get to know a couple of converts real well.  Some lecture, more discussion.  A suggested book to read is The Last Year of the War by Shirley Nelson (Harper and Row). It’s not necessary to read this book, but it may enhance your experience. It’s available as a used text inexpensively on Amazon.  

Steve is an anthropologist; and has done field work in Thailand and the U.S. and taught 44 years at Swarthmore College. Religion is a career-long interest, both teaching and research. He’s offered approximately 25 courses at 4 of Maine's senior colleges, and has lived in Yarmouth for 12 years, two blocks from two of his grandchildren, neither of whom are still children.

TED Talk Discussion Seminar

$25

with Bill Frayer

Calendar Feb 7, 2023 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

We will watch 6 new TED talks (not new to TED, but new to previous iterations of this class) and have a robust discussion about each.  I will show the TED talk in the class session, but will announce the talks in advance, so you may watch them on your own first, if you like.  Be prepared to opine and disagree, if you wish.

Bill is a long-time Senior College instructor. He has a degree in English from Brown and in Adult Ed. from USM. He taught at CMCC for 35 years.  He likes to encourage active participation in his classes.

Full Course

Foreign Film Fest (APL)

Free

with Hierstein Beardsley

Calendar Feb 8, 2023 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

IN-PERSON

LASC will partner with APL to present uplifting films from across the continents. Expect cinematic excellence, breathtaking scenery, and insights into human nature across cultures so different yet so universal.

Mary Jane and Judy have always liked to travel, but when you can't get there in person, visiting through film is the next best thing!

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Foreign Film Fest (ZOOM)

Free

with Hierstein Beardsley

Calendar Feb 8, 2023 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

ZOOM

LASC will partner with APL to present uplifting films from across the continents. Expect cinematic excellence, breathtaking scenery, and insights into human nature across cultures, so different yet so universal.

Zoomers will need to sign up for the library's free movie feature "Kanopy". We will be in touch to help you. We will send you the zoom link to join the discussion which follows each film.

Mary Jane and Judy have always liked to travel, but when you can't get there in person, visiting through film is the next best thing!

Full Course

Writing Your Life Story.

$25

with Connie Jones

Calendar Feb 10, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

ZOOM

We’ve all got stories! This informal class will get you on the road to writing about your life, from the mundane to the marvelous. Inviting all “non-writers” to join, this will not be a critique of your writing style or grammar. Take a chance on finding out that you’ve lived a pretty interesting life after all!

Connie Jones is a retired gerontologist, most recently working as Community Services Director at SeniorsPlus, in Lewiston. Connie received her Masters in Human Services with specialty in gerontology from Springfield College and teaches, speaks and writes about aging.

Will run

Architecture of Food

Free

with Larry Canepa

Calendar Feb 15, 2023 at 3 pm, runs for 1 week

ZOOM

One of the founders of French Grande Cuisine, Marie Antoine Carême studied as an architect before becoming an international chef. His career  changing decision led the way to modern food plating, including the modern wedding cake. We’ll explore the great architecture of the world and the lasting influence on every plate placed before you in restaurants across the world. 

Chef Larry P. Canepa is a Certified Culinary Educator and Chef, author, researcher, food historian, and lecturer of culinary topics. Chef Larry has a dynamic, innovative, and engaging style that incorporates food history, culinary arts, education, and ‘food-tainment’ into every class and event.

 

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Dead Body Club

$25

with Peggy Volock

Calendar Mar 15, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks

IN-PERSON

In this course we will examine the mystery genre and read several novels that are written by female authors, include crimes solved by female sleuths, and contain dead bodies. The class will meet every other week to give the class time to read!

Nancy Drew was my childhood literary inspiration.  After graduating from University of Maine, I worked in a clinical laboratory and taught life sciences at the high school and community college level.  After retirement, I began working at Lewiston Library.

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