Historic Film Club
Tuesday, January 26, 7pm
Ball of Fire (1941)
Eight of the most intelligent professors in New York City have been holed up in an apartment for years in an attempt to create an encyclopedia of all human knowledge. What’s missing? Slang terms and the sort of common vernacular that is outside of academia. So Professor Bertram Potts (Gary Cooper) ventures out to look for a test subject to study, and Katherine "Sugarpuss" O'Shea (Barbara Stanwyck) provides - and then some.
History Book Club
Wednesday, February 3, 2:00pm
Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America by Liz Carlisle
The story of the Lentil Underground begins on a 280- acre homestead rooted in America’s Great Plains: the Oien family farm. Forty years ago, corporate agri-business told small farmers like the Oiens to “get big or get out.” But 27-year-old David Oien decided to take a stand, becoming the first in his conservative Montana county to plant a radically different crop: organic lentils..