Target = age 18 and older

Foster - Women in the Vietnam Era

Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Foster - OLLI presenter Roz McGrath will give a free talk exploring how women were a large part of the antiwar movement, even though they were relegated to second-class status within organizations such as the SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) and the SDS (Students for Democratic Society). Despite these inequities, women were able to gain experience with organizing protests and crafting effective antiwar rhetoric that would later serve to form the Women's Movement.

Foster - Book Discussion, "The Things They Carried"

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Foster - Join us in the Topping Room as we read a chapter of the book and discuss it together.

Foster - Ukulele Jam Session

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 7:00pm

Foster - Join local ukulele lovers as they strum together in the Topping Room.

Foster - Ukulele Class

Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Foster - A free class where you can learn the basics of playing the ukulele. Don't have a ukulele? Check one out at the library!

Foster - Ordinary Men: How Normal People Can Do Terrible Things

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Foster - Group psychology is applicable to any armed conflict. We expect soldiers to kill and be killed, but what about civilians and other non-combatants? In this talk Dr. Volkan will use the example of the Nazi "Einsatzgruppen" as an instance of how relatively ordinary people engaged in horrendous acts of cruelty. Psychological insight from the Milgram and the Stanford Prison experiment will demonstrate how easy it is to get humans to do things they wouldn't otherwise do.

Foster - Movie Night

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 7:00pm

Foster - An unorthodox and irreverent DJ begins to shake things up when he is assigned to the US Armed Services radio station in Vietnam.

Foster - Ukulele Jam Session

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 7:00pm

Foster - Join local ukulele lovers as they strum together in the Topping Room.

Foster - Seminar for Vets

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Foster - Learn more about the various federal and state benefits and local resources available to veterans or their surviving family members in this free benefits presentation.

Foster - Kick-off to the Big Read

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Foster (hosted offsite)

  • Art Exhibit: "From Hell to Healing: The Art of Vietnam Vets.”
  • Mayor Cheryl Heitmann opens the exhibit followed by a screening of a new documentary by Lorenzo DeStefano
  • Hosted by Bell Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Ave.
  • Distribution of free books to the first 75 people.

Foster - Veterans Resource Center Opening

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 4:00pm - 4:30pm

Foster - Join us as we celebrate the opening of the Veterans Resource Center at Foster Library.

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