Monday, December 17, 2007

Feel Great in '08! CQL Sponsors Health Series

BISBEE, AZ – Want to feel great in 2008? Join the Copper Queen Library next year in learning about many different health subjects. Look for a full schedule of events in December.

To begin taking the first steps to health, join us on January 16 at 6:30pm as the library hosts a book discussion of Dr. Andrew Weil’s Eight Weeks to Optimum Health with local Chiropractor Dr. Jim Henrickson facilitating. The book has been recently re-published, and new copies will be available from the library, through Interlibrary Loan, or at a discount from Atalanta’s Music & Books.

Dr. Henrickson has lived in Bisbee for 26 years and practices in Warren. His background is in Clinical and Human Nutrition, and he has helped run courses for these subjects at the Northwestern Chiropractic College.

He is also a licensed acupuncturist and does physical therapy at his office. He says that being healthy is a lifestyle and that the most recent changes in thought about how lifestyle affects health are in the area of epigenetics.

About Weil’s book, Henrickson commented, “I don’t necessarily agree with everything in the book, but if I were to recommend any book, that one is as good as any.”

The discussion by Dr. Henrickson of this book is an event not to be missed by health conscious people who want an expert’s opinion.

This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Copper Queen Library, is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the library at 432-4232.

Library Offers Free Email Lessons

BISBEE, AZ – As a special holiday treat for Bisbee residents, the Copper Queen Library will offer a free “Basic Email” lesson on Friday, December 21, from 9-10am.

Just in time for sending those holiday pictures over the Internet to loved ones and friends, learn how to get an email account with one of the free online email services!

The class will begin with a 20-minute basic email lesson, followed by 30 minutes of response to class questions, needs, and interests.

This free instruction will be offered every other week at the library. Subjects to be taught will be tailored to the needs of the community, and suggestions and feedback are encouraged.

Interested in attending? If so, come in and sign up at the Library Circulation Desk. The first seven to register are guaranteed a seat at one of the new public computers. After the first seven are registered, others interested in participating will have the choice of sharing a computer with a partner or waiting until the next lesson on January 11, 2008.

For further information, contact the library at 432-4232.

Kids' Art Reception for Set December 21

BISBEE, AZ – On Friday, December 21, from 3:30-5:30pm, the Copper Queen Library will host a free Art Show Opening Reception in the Library Meeting Room to showcase individual and family art projects created this past Fall in Dr. Nancy Cutts’ Saturday morning kids’ “Express Yourself!” art workshops.

The show will run from December 17-29.

Children are especially welcome to attend the Reception and see other kids’ artwork, snack on treats, and think about joining Dr. Cutts when she begins her second free workshop series in January.

Materials for the workshops are provided by the Friends of the Copper Queen Library, and attendance for children 3-11 is free. For further information, contact the library at 432-4232.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

CQL Announces December Film Schedule

BISBEE, AZ – In conjunction with other Arizona Humanities Council programming and sponsored by the Friends of the Copper Queen Library, the Copper Queen Library will present a series of films in December to commemorate Universal Human Rights Month.

Beginning December 3 at 5:30pm and continuing throughout the month, The Monday Night “Did You Know…?” Documentary Film Series will screen new titles from the library’s collection that are related to human rights issues and challenges throughout the world.

On December 3, “Roads Across the Plains” and “Attack on Culture,” the final chapters of 500 Nations, "an eight-part documentary that looks back at life in North America before the arrival of the Europeans, then follows the epic struggles of Indian Nations as the continent is reshaped by contact” will be screened. These are the final two chapters in a film that has been airing as part of the library’s November observance of Native American Heritage Month.

To continue the month’s human rights theme, Edet Belzberg’s Children Underground will be screened on December 10. This film documents a year in the lives of five Romanian children who make their home in a subway station in Bucharest, homeless in part as the result of the policies of deposed Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu.

The following week, December 17’s Teaching Tolerance will present a documentary on the work of Morris Dees, co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The film will provide a brief overview of the Civil Rights Movement and the progress that has been made in part because of the SPLC, which provides free legal assistance and has won many cases in court for minority victims and their families. The library will provide information about The Center’s free “Teaching Tolerance" curriculum, and local resident Damion will present briefly on the importance of the Center’s work and its Tolerance curriculum.

On December 24, A Place Called Chiapas will air. Directed by Nettie Wild, the film focuses on the Zapatista National Liberation Army. In 1994 the Army, made up of impoverished Maya Indians, took over five towns and 500 ranches in southern Mexico. Fighting for indigenous Mexicans to regain control over their lives and the land, the Zapatista Army, led by Subcommandante Marcos, started sending their message to the world via the Internet. The result was what the New York Times called "the world's first post-modern revolution." Here the filmmaker, who traveled to the jungle canyons of Southern Mexico to cover the uprising, effectively captures the human dimensions behind the war.

Finally, on December 31, the Friends’ documentary series will usher in the New Year with a screening of Ronit Avni & Julia Bacha’s hopeful and uplifting Encounter Point. Premiered at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival, its West Coast premiere was at the San Francisco International Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award for Best Documentary. The film subsequently won the 2006 Audience Award for “Best Documentary” at the Rencontres Film Festival in Montreal, the “Best Musical Score” award at the Bend Film Festival, and the 2006 “Spirit of Freedom Award” at the Bahamas Film Festival. It has screened in Dubai, Jerusalem, Jenin and more than 35 cities worldwide.

Created by a Palestinian, Israeli, North and South American team, Encounter Point moves beyond sensational and dogmatic imagery to tell the story of an Israeli settler, a Palestinian ex-prisoner, a bereaved Israeli mother, and a wounded Palestinian bereaved brother who all risk their safety and public standing to press for an end to the conflict. They are at the vanguard of a movement to push Palestinian and Israeli societies to a tipping point, forging a new consensus for nonviolence and peace. Perhaps years from now, their actions will be recognized as a catalyst for constructive change in the region. Encounter Point is a film about hope, true courage and, implicitly, about the silence of journalists and politicians who pay little attention to vital grassroots peace efforts.

Encounter Point, and all Friends documentaries, are screened free of charge at 5:30pm in the Library Meeting Room.

For further information about the Friends December documentary series, or any library programming, contact the library at 432-423.