Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Brown to Lead “Brewster Place” Discussion

BISBEE, AZ – In conjunction with the Copper Queen Library's "Black History Month" programming, Arizona Humanities Scholar Dr Geta LeSeur Brown will facilitate a book discussion of Gloria Naylor’s The Women of Brewster Place on February 20 at 6:30pm in the Library Meeting Room.

The Women of Brewster Place explores the lives of seven contemporary African American women who tell their united stories of tragedy, perseverance, comedy, courage, and hope.

Dr LeSeur Brown is currently a professor at the University of Arizona in Africana Studies, English, and Women’s Studies where she has been since 2003. Dr LeSeur is the author of two books, Ten Is the Age of Darkness: The Black Bildungsroman and Not all Okies are White: The Lives of Black Cotton Pickers in Arizona. Her ongoing research focuses on Black migrant communities in the West (especially the Casa Grande Valley region), Caribbean women writers, and post-apartheid South African girl prisoners.

Area residents interested in listening to or participating in book discussions may obtain copies of featured books by visiting the Circulation Desk at the Copper Queen Library at any time preceding discussion dates. A library card is encouraged, but not necessary, to borrow featured titles and participate in discussions.

This book discussion is sponsored by the Friends of the Copper Queen Library and made possible in part by a grant from the Arizona Humanities Council.

For further information, contact the Library Circulation Desk at 432-4232.

“Feel Great in ’08!” Series: Art and Medicine

BISBEE, AZ – How are art and medicine related in maintaining health? As part of the Copper Queen Library’s year-long “Feel Great in ’08!” Health Information Series, Arizona Humanities Council Scholar Dr. Robin Solomon will explore this question on February 13 at 6:30pm in the Copper Queen Library Meeting Room as she presents “The Collaboration Between Art and Medicine: Healing, Teaching, Provoking.”

Art can be used as a medium to convey medical themes and to foster personal growth. For the art community, as well as for those interested in healing, this discussion should prove to be quite interesting.

Dr Solomon is currently a Clinical Ethics Fellow at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. Her research interests include clinical ethics, the relationship between bioethics and medical humanities, and the ethics of the new biotechnologies.

She is brought to the Copper Queen Library under the auspices of the Friends of the Copper Queen Library and, in part, by a grant from the Arizona Humanities Council.

The presentation is free and open to the public. For further information, contact the Library Circulation Desk at 432-4232.