Tuesday, December 2nd

10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
"World War One Blockade: The Silent Weapon," David Engen, Ford 122

David EngenDescription TBA

11:00–11:30 a.m.
"Aviation in World War One,", Gene Fletcher, Ford 122
Gene Fletcher
Gene will be talking about the development of aviation during WWI, and he will describe some of the airplanes developed during that period.
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
"OUTBREAK !" Bea Epperson, Ford 122
Bea Epperson1918 Flu pandemic kills more than all WWI combat deaths. The "Spanish Flu" of 1918 hastens the end of WWI and kills 5% of the world population.
1:00–2:00 p.m.
"Best Books of 2014," Robin Beerbower [Lois Rosen], Ford 122

BeerbowerEvery year Robin Beerbower from the Salem Public Library creates a list of the 60-plus books from the past year, as collected from literary critics and library staff. In a fast-faced and lively presentation, she will give a brief talk about books from the list, focusing on leisure reading and recommendations for reading groups.

Robin has loved to read and recommend books since she was in the first grade. Robin started working at the Salem Library in 1973 as a Clerk II at the West Salem Branch. Over the past 38 years she has worked in a variety of positions including Circulation Library Assistant, Bookmobile librarian/driver (17 years), and Open.org accounts coordinator. In the early 1990s she started working as a fiction selector and in the late 1990s added homebound services coordinator to her duties. She is still managing the homebound services program and selecting fiction and large print titles, along with working at the West Salem Branch and the Circulation department.

Review a copy of Robin's book list.

2:00–3:00 p.m.
"Herodotus and History: Lecture 1" Elizabetjh Vandiver [Bob Muir], Ford 122

Elizabeth Vandiver

This is a presentation from the History DVD Series

Dr. Elizabeth Vandiver is Associate Professor of Classics and Clement Biddle Penrose Professor of Latin at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. She was formerly Director of the Honors Humanities program at the University of Maryland at College Park, where she also taught in the Department of Classics. She completed her undergraduate work at Shimer College and went on to earn her M.A. and Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin.

Thursday, December 4th

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
"ICL Members Up Close", Ford 122
12:00 p.m. to close
End-of-Semester Luncheon
Willamette University

Institute for Continued Learning

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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