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Classes, Seminars, and Workshops - Week of November 16, 2020

Classes, Seminars, and Workshops

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November 2020
 1-3 p.m.  Online 

"Reason and Moral Values Made the West Great -- Now What?": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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We will read and discuss The Right Side of History by Ben Shapiro. In his view, many of the great accomplishments of the Western world are the result of Judeo-Christian values and the Greek-born power of reason. He traces the development of these attributes through history and shows how they created our modern society.
But now there are signs things are changing. The author argues that Western civilization is in a crisis of purpose and ideas. We have let grievances replace our sense of community, allowed political expediency to limit individual rights and are ignoring the needy.
He talks about practical ways we can use our differences to regain our footing as a society. Gerry Lapidus has conducted OLLI book discussion classes since 2005. The Study Group meets on Mondays Nov. 16 to Dec. 14 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access this Study Group will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
virtual event. Online. $35. 734-998-9351.



November 2020
 11 a.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Diabetes Prevention Program Information Session: National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.

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Thinking about taking the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) in the future? Attend a no-cost information session and learn more about our upcoming interactive online sessions! The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) now offers the DPP online using a video conference platform. If you have prediabetes or concerns about developing type 2 diabetes, this nationally-recognized, CDC-certified lifestyle change program can help reduce the risk, delay the onset, or even prevent diabetes. In the online DPP, as part of a small, supportive group online, you can attend the program from wherever you can access a computer, a tablet, or a smartphone. A trained coach will help you learn how to eat healthier, lose weight, and incorporate more physical activity into your life over the course of 16 one-hour weekly sessions followed by monthly sessions for one full year.

RSVP to attend any of the following sessions
Mon, Nov 2nd at 6pm
Tues, Nov 10th at 4pm
Wednesday, Nov 18th at 11am
This is a virtual program, This is a virtual program. Free. Online. 734-222-9800 ext. 219. 800-482-1455

 3 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Get to Know Your Metroparks": Ypsilanti District Library.

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The Huron-Clinton Metroparks span 25,000 acres with 13 parks across southeast Michigan. Spend some time getting to know the parks a little better with Director Amy McMillan. She will give a brief introduction to the parks, then she'll highlight what you can do in the parks-even when the weather cools down and snow starts to fly. She'll describe the different annual passes that the parks offer and how you can save by purchasing your 2021 annual pass early. Lastly, she will provide information about the economic benefits of the Metroparks and what is continuing to be done to support and serve our surrounding communities. They're your Metroparks. Join us to learn more.
This program will be recorded and posted to the library's YouTube channel.
Ypsilanti District Library, Online, Ypsilanti. Free. Online. 734-482-4110 x2411.



November 2020
 1-2:30 p.m.  Online 

"The Magnificent Library of Abby E. Pope": Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+).

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Beginning as a young single woman in Chicago in the 1880s, Abby Ellen Pope rose from obscurity to build a book collection of surpassing rarity, including treasures now housed in some of the greatest libraries in the world. She was on track to become one of the great book collectors of her generation. Yet despite her stunning successes, few traces of her extraordinary life remain.
Her books are dispersed, house and library demolished, papers gone, and even her portrait has vanished. This talk explores her life and reconstructs her collection to provide a glimpse into a lost library.
Instructor Emiko Hastings is Curator of Books and Digital Projects Librarian at the Clements Library. The Study Group meets on Thursday November 19 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access this Study Group will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
virtual event. Online. $10. 734-998-9351.



November 2020
 2-5 P.M.  Free! 

Open House: Ross Education - Medical Career Training.

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Come chat with an advisor! Get all the information you need to jump start your new career.
Enroll now to begin an exciting new career in fields such as medical or dental assistant, nursing, veterinary technician, and many more.
Ross Education, 4741 Washtenaw Ave Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Free. (734) 434-7320. [map]

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