Tag Archives: lectures

Dewey Talks about the Ice Age Floods (and Wilsonville!)

Ice Age Floods

The Ice Age Floods

How were the Columbia Gorge and Willamette Valley formed? Where did all our water come from? What effect did the Ice Age Floods have on Wilsonville?

Join us Wednesday, June 2, at 6:30 p.m. for a conversation about these questions with Mark Buser, President of the Columbia Chapter of the Ice Age Institute. He will talk about the impact of the ice age floods and how they changed the land we call home. This program is hosted and sponsored by the Wilsonville Public Library.

For more information about this free community program, please contact John Smith by email (smith@ci.wilsonville.or.us) or by phone at 503-682-2744.

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Dewey Talk – Ice Age Floods: Transformation of the Northwest
Wednesday, June 2
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Oak Room
Free

Dewey Talks about Archaeology Wednesday, May 26

Indiana Jones

Could you be an archaeologist?

What if Indiana Jones explored the Oregon Coast? What would he find? What would he learn about the Native Americans who lived there? Are there hidden treasures there?

Find out with State Archaeologist Nancy Nelson on Wednesday, May 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the library. Nancy will share the wonders of Native American life on the Oregon Coast and talk about what life is really like on an archaeological dig.

For more information, contact John Smith at 503-570-1594, or smith@wilsonvillelibrary.org.

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Dewey Talks – Dig the Native Americans on the Oregon Coast
Wednesday, May 26
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Oak Room
Free

Dewey Talks about Japanese-American internment

Boys playing baseball at Manzanar

Boys playing baseball at Manzanar

What was life like for Japanese-Americans interned during World War II? What lessons can we learn from their experiences? 

Join us for a viewing of the award-winning documentary “Remembering Manzanar” followed by conversation with representatives of the Japanese American History Museum in Portland on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 6:30 at the Wilsonville Public Library. This free program is hosted and sponsored by the Wilsonville Public Library.

About the presenter:
The Japanese American History Museum in Portland is part of the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, and charged with the preservation and sharing of the history and culture of the Japanese-American community.

For more information about this free community program, please contact John Smith by email (smith@ci.wilsonville.or.us) or by phone at 503-682-2744.

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“Remembering Manzanar: Japanese-American Internment in WWII”
Dewey Talks lecture series
Wednesday, April 28
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Oak Room
Free

Dewey Talk on religion continues!

Beyond Our Differences

"Beyond Our Differences" film

Due to popular demand, Beyond Our Differences: Many Religions, One Hope will continue with a viewing of the last half of the award-winning documentary followed by discussion this Thursday, April 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the Rose Room. Join us for a fascinating evening!

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Beyond Our Differences: Many Religions, One Hope
Dewey Talk
Thursday, April 22
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Rose Room at the Wilsonville Public Library
Free

Dewey Talks about comparative religion

Beyond Our Differences

What do faith and religion mean to global leaders? How can change be effected by focusing on what different world religions have in common?

Join us for a free Dewey Talk public lecture and discussion on the award-winning documentary “Beyond Our Differences” on Wednesday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. This lecture is part of the Dewey Talks public lecture series sponsored by the Wilsonville Public Library.

Want to know more? Contact John Smith at 503-570-1594.

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“Beyond Our Differences: Many Religions, One Hope”
Dewey Talks lecture series
Wednesday, April 14
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Oak Room

The Conversation Project: Life in Bangladesh

Bangladesh rickshaw

Rickshaw in Bangladesh

The Conversation Project, presented by Oregon Humanities, continues on Wednesday, March 31, with a conversation on “Life in a Mega City: Images of Urban Bangladesh.” This conversation will be presented by photographer Geoffrey Hiller for free from 6:30-8:00  p.m. in the Library’s Oak Room.

About the Conversation:

Bangladesh, which is the size of Wisconsin, is home to more than 150 million inhabitants, including 15 million in the capital city of Dhaka alone. The country is also the fifth- largest exporter to the U.S. of ready-made garments, which are made by a largely female workforce whose hourly wages are lower than those in China, India, Indonesia, or Mexico. Considered one of twenty-two mega cities in the world, Dhaka continues to reinvent itself on a weekly basis as new industries spring up and rural citizens flock to the city for jobs and opportunities.

Through slides, videos, and stories, photojournalist and Fulbright Scholar Geoffrey Hiller will lead a conversation about the reasons for and challenges associated with the growth of mega cities, the differences between Bangladeshi and American culture, and the connections between our consumer choices and a global work force.

About the presenter:

Geoffrey Hiller’s photography has been published in the United States, Europe, and Japan in such publications as Geo, Newsweek, Mother Jones, and The New York Times Magazine. His photo-essays have covered Asia, Latin America, Europe, and West Africa. He was on the staff of the Brazilian edition of National Geographic for two years. Hiller’s award-winning multimedia projects about Vietnam, eastern Europe, Ghana, Burma, and Brazil have earned recognition from Adobe, the Soros Foundation, Apple, The Christian Science Monitor, and USA Today. He has also developed web projects for Tektronix, Xerox, Canon, and the National Press Photographers Association. Hiller was a Fulbright Scholar between 2008 and 2009, photographing and teaching interactive media in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He maintains two blogs: www.banglaphoto.wordpress.com, about his work in Bangladesh, and www.vervephoto.wordpress.com, where he edits the work of contemporary documentary photographers.

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The Conversation Project: A New Chautauqua offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state’s future. Conversations are facilitated by some of Oregon’s most respected humanities scholars.

For more information, contact John Smith at 503-570-1594.

Dewey Talks Technology on Wednesday, March 24

Melvil Dewey

Melvil Dewey, patron saint of libraries

How has technology evolved from the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the modern library? What are the driving forces behind these changes and how have we gained from them?

Join us for a free conversation with Librarian and Information Science Specialist, and self-proclaimed “Half-bright Scholar,” Greg Martin, on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 6:30 at the Wilsonville Public Library. This program is hosted and sponsored by the Wilsonville Public Library.

About the presenter:

Greg Martin has an undergraduate degree from The University of California at Berkeley and a Masters Degree in Information Science. He worked in the Oakland (CA) Public Library for seven years and has been at the Wilsonville Public Library for nine years. He has over 30 years of technology experience.

For more information about this free community program, please contact John Smith (smith@ci.wilsonville.or.us) or Greg Martin (martin@ci.wilsonville.or.us) or phone 503-682-2744.

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Dewey Talks: Technology and the Science of Information in the Library
Wednesday, March 24
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Oak Room