April 14 is Equal Pay Day- the date symbolizing how far into 2015 women must work to earn what men earned in 2014.
Dr. Molly Johnson, UAH'S Director of Women's and Gender Studies program, will be in house at the downtown library to host a discussion about Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s controversial, best-selling 2013 book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.
In Lean In, Sandberg, who describes her book as “sort of a feminist manifesto,” discusses the gender pay gap, among many other issues, and offers advice for individual women on how to succeed in the workplace and attain leadership positions. Lean In, both much lauded and much criticized, quickly became a flash point for broader discussions about gender inequity in the workplace and about contemporary feminism.
Free! We will show the film Interstellar starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, in which a crew of astronauts travels through a wormhole in search of a new home for humanity. Immediately following the film, Dr. Gang Li from UAH’s Space Science program will host a discussion surrounding some of the themes presented in the film, such as relativity theory and black holes. Dr. Li is a Principle Research Scientist at CSAR and currently teaches General Relativity.
A representative from Huntsville Botanical Garden will be in house to help you prep for Spring gardening. Program focuses on new plants in garden centers, soil amending, tilling, pre-emergents, lawns,
vegetable gardens, and lots of time for Q&A. Free.
*Sunday February 22, 2-4pm, Main Library, Second Floor Events Room*
Scott "Shuttleman" Phillips is a local author and retired member of the Space Shuttle Team. He will be in house to discuss his new book Remove Before Flight: Memoir of a Space Shuttle Team Member.
Scott was the last team member to exit the first External Tank prior to its maiden flight on April 12, 1981, and saved the Remove Before Flight ribbon as a memento. What followed was an extraordinary thrity-three-year adventure, encompassing the entire span of the program- from the depths of tragedy to the exclusive never-before-seen photos and first hand stories. Read more about Meet the Author: Scott Phillips
A unique play-based, child-centered workshop for parents/caregivers and children ages 0-3 (strict age restrictions). Sign-ups are for 5 Friday sessions, beginning January 23rd at 10:30am, with the last session being on Friday, Febraury 20th at 10:30am. This program is limited to 12 families per term to ensure a quality experience. Each week a new resource professional from the community will be on-site to discuss a variety of early childhood topics, from nutrition to speech/language. Sing up at the Main Branch in Youth Services or by calling 256-532-5949.
For more detailed information, please contact Annie Matthys at firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-532-5982.
Retired Major General Vincent E. Boles discusses lessons he learned from leading American men and women into combat and coordinating the nation's ammunition supply. He'll also share his journey to becoming a speaker and author about his own philosophy, "4-3-2-1 Leadership."
You are welcome to bring your lunch to this event.