The Boniuk Library Book Club Discussion of “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly

Holocaust Museum Houston 5401 Caroline St., Houston, TX

Join The Boniuk Library Book as Holocaust Museum Houston librarian Maria Harris facilitates a discussion of “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly. Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this novel reveals an incredible story of love, redemption, and terrible secrets that were hidden for decades. This event is free and …

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The Boniuk Library Book Club Discussion of “All the Light There Was” by Nancy Kricorian

Holocaust Museum Houston 5401 Caroline St., Houston, TX

Join The Boniuk Library Book as Holocaust Museum Houston librarian Maria Harris facilitates a discussion of “All the Light There Was” by Nancy Kricorian. After surviving the genocide in their homeland, Maral Pegorian and her family arrive in Paris to start a new life, but they soon realize that the Nazi Occupation is not simply …

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The Boniuk Library Book Club Discussion of “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah

Holocaust Museum Houston 5401 Caroline St., Houston, TX

Join The Boniuk Library Book as Holocaust Museum Houston librarian Maria Harris facilitates a discussion of “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah. This novel tells the story of Vianne and Isabelle, who have always been close despite their differences. Younger, bolder sister Isabelle lives in Paris while Vianne lives a quiet and content life in the …

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The Boniuk Library Book Club Discussion of “The Monuments Men” by Robert M. Edsel

Holocaust Museum Houston 5401 Caroline St., Houston, TX

Join The Boniuk Library Book as Holocaust Museum Houston librarian Maria Harris facilitates a discussion of “The Monuments Men” by Robert M. Edsel. This book tells the previously untold story of a little-known WWII Allied division whose mission was to track down European art and treasures that had been looted by the Nazis at Hitler's …

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The Boniuk Library Book Club Discussion of “Prudence” by David Treuer

Holocaust Museum Houston 5401 Caroline St., Houston, TX

Join The Boniuk Library Book as Holocaust Museum Houston librarian Maria Harris facilitates a discussion of “Prudence” by David Treuer. This novel tells the story of an American bombardier. When his farewell departure for World War II is shattered by an act of violence involving an escaped German soldier, bombardier Frankie Washburn witnesses the unfolding …

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Barnes & Noble Bookstore Presents Peaceful Bones Book Signing by Vietnam War Veteran, Prominent Houston Doctor Samuel Axelrad, M.D.

Barnes and Noble Westheimer 7626 Westheimer, Houston, TX

Barnes & Noble Bookstore will host Vietnam War veteran, Houston doctor and author Samuel Axelrad, M.D. Dr. Samuel Axelrad is a Houston author, retired urologist and Vietnam War veteran who recently published a memoir titled Peaceful Bones. Dr. Axelrad’s memoir illustrates his time in Vietnam as an army surgeon during the Vietnam war where he …

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Invisible No More: Reclaiming the Significant Roles of Prehistoric Women

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 1001 Bissonnet, Houston, TX

The 50th Anniversary Season of the Archaeological Institute of America, Houston Society continues its Sankofa year – revealing how the past impacts our future – with a FREE Discover Lecture on the significant societal contributions of prehistoric women. Dr. James M. Adovasio, shares his compelling scientific research on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. …

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The War on Rats: (Mis)representing the Bubonic Plague

The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX

Join Dr. Melissa Bailar, PhD. and Rice University Professor, for an evening of discussion on “The War on Rats: (Mis)representing the Bubonic Plague” at The Health Museum. Dr. Bailar will discuss various literary works that have influenced public perception and medical intervention in regards to the Bubonic Plague, a local outbreak that struck Galveston, Texas …

$10

Peaceful Bones Book Signing and Presentation By Doctor Samuel Axelrad, M.D.

Houston Public Library - Fairbanks Branch 7122 N. Gessner Dr., Houston, TX

As Part of the Ken Burn's Vietnam PBS Documentary Series, The Fairbanks Branch Houston Public Library Presents Peaceful Bones Book Signing and Presentation by Vietnam War Veteran, Prominent Houston Doctor Samuel Axelrad, M.D. Fairbanks Branch Houston Public Library will host Vietnam War veteran, Houston doctor and author Samuel Axelrad, M.D. Dr. Samuel Axelrad is a …

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Barnes & Noble Bookstore Presents Peaceful Bones Book Signing by Vietnam War Veteran, Prominent Houston Doctor Samuel Axelrad, M.D.

Barnes and Noble River Oaks 2030 West Gray St., Houston

In Honor of Veteran's Day, Barnes & Noble Bookstore in River Oaks Presents Peaceful Bones Book Signing by Vietnam War Veteran, Prominent Houston Doctor Samuel Axelrad, M.D. Dr. Samuel Axelrad is a Houston author, retired urologist and Vietnam War veteran who recently published a memoir titled Peaceful Bones. Dr. Axelrad's memoir illustrates his time in …

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From Sainthood to Sickness: The Medicalization of Anorexia

The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX

From Sainthood to Sickness: The Medicalization of Anorexia, presented by The Health Museum and Rice University’s graduate student Els Woudstra, will bridge from the conception of anorexia as a modern disease to its historical roots in religious self-starvation. During this discussion, Ms. Woudstra will review the history of this eating disorder by exploring case studies …

Peaceful Bones Book Signing and Presentation By Doctor Samuel Axelrad, M.D.

Houston Military Affairs Committee (HMAC) will host Vietnam War veteran, Houston doctor and author Samuel Axelrad, M.D. for its monthly luncheon series. Dr. Samuel Axelrad is a Houston author, retired urologist and Vietnam War veteran who recently published a memoir titled Peaceful Bones. Dr. Axelrad's memoir illustrates his time in Vietnam as an army surgeon …

$21

Breakfast Book Club: “My Beautiful Birds” by Suzanne Del Rizzo

Holocaust Museum Houston - Temporary Space 9220 Kirby Dr., Suite 100, Houston, TX

The Friends of the Boniuk Library invite you to join our Breakfast Book Club for a discussion of "My Beautiful Birds" by Suzanne Del Rizzo. This children's book tells the story of Sami who, living in a refugee camp, can't forget his pet pigeons and the home his family has left behind. One day a …

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BIORHYTHM- Peaceful Sounds of the 60’s Revolution

The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX

Join The Health Museum Saturday, January 13th for Peaceful Sounds of the 60’s Revolution, a history-filled opening event celebrating its latest exhibition, BIORHYTHM: Music and the Body. BIORHYTHM: Music and the Body explores the relationship between music and the body through art and science. Peaceful Sounds of the 60’s Revolution will shed light on the …

$8 – $10

Ten Dollars to Hate

Holocaust Museum Houston - Temporary Space 9220 Kirby Dr., Suite 100, Houston, TX

Join Holocaust Museum Houston for a lecture by Patricia Bernstein, author of "Ten Dollars to Hate," the story of the massive Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the first prosecutor in the nation to successfully convict and jail Klan members. Dan Moody, a twenty-nine-year-old Texas District attorney, demonstrated that Klansmen could be punished for …

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Half Price Books Hosts Peaceful Bones Book Signing by Vietnam War Veteran, Prominent Houston Doctor Samuel Axelrad, M.D.

Half Price Books - Montrose 1011 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX

Half Price Books will host Vietnam War veteran, Houston doctor and author Samuel Axelrad, M.D. Dr. Samuel Axelrad is a Houston author, retired urologist and Vietnam War veteran who recently published a memoir titled Peaceful Bones. Dr. Axelrad's memoir illustrates his time in Vietnam as an army surgeon during the Vietnam war where he finds …

Do Re Mi, ABC, 123, You and Me: Music in the Classroom for Well-being

The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX

Strategic uses of music in the classroom have been demonstrated to improve student concentration and performance in the classroom. Join The Health Museum for “Do Re Mi, ABC, 123, You and Me: Music in the Classroom for Well-being.” This workshop is designed for early childhood educators and covers ways to use music for the cognitive, …

$10

Barnes and Noble Presents Peaceful Bones Book Signing and Presentation by Dr. Samuel Axelrad, M.D.

Barnes and Noble Vanderbilt Square 3003 W. Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX

Barnes & Noble Bookstore will host Vietnam War veteran, Houston doctor and author Samuel Axelrad, M.D. Dr. Samuel Axelrad is a Houston author, retired urologist and Vietnam War veteran who recently published a memoir titled Peaceful Bones. Dr. Axelrad’s memoir illustrates his time in Vietnam as an army surgeon during the Vietnam war where he …

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Book Signing: “Of Dreams & Thorns” by J Salazar

River Oaks Bookstore 3270 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX

What is Of Dreams & Thorns about? There is no easy elevator speech to answer such a question. It is about a young man in search of his dreams but putting his family obligations above all else. It is about a proud, passionate, prankster whose big heart and big pride trip him up time and …

The Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts Peaceful Bones Book Signing and Presentation by Dr. Samuel Axelrad, M.D.

Sheraton Brookhollow Hotel 3000 North Loop West, Houston, TX

The Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce will host Vietnam War veteran, Houston doctor and author Samuel Axelrad, M.D. for its monthly breakfast connection. Dr. Samuel Axelrad is a Houston author, retired urologist and Vietnam War veteran who recently published a memoir titled Peaceful Bones. Dr. Axelrad’s memoir illustrates his time in Vietnam as an …

$2 – $30

Filling in the Gaps: Historical Research in Creative Writing

University of Houston Honors College M.D. Anderson Library 212 M.D. Anderson Library, Houston

Creative writers of all genres are invited to learn how historical (or other) research can enhance creative writing—or bog it down with information. Houston writer and award-winning teacher Claire Fuqua Anderson shares strategies and pitfalls of incorporating research into creative work in a three-hour workshop, followed by a reading from her novel in progress set …

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Rothko Chapel Open Letters

The Rothko Chapel 3900 Yupon St, Houston, TX

For his program Open Letters, artist Mark Menjivar will read aloud the letter of a Texas death row inmate. After reflection, Menjivar will facilitate a conversation with attendees about the complex issue of capital punishment. The program will be limited to 40 attendees and will be held on October 10, at 7:00 p.m. at Rothko …

2018 Mitchell Artist Lecture with Suzan-Lori Parks

UH Moores Opera House 3271 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, TX

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts welcomes visionary playwright and MacArthur “Genius” Award winner Suzan-Lori Parks to UH for the 2018 Mitchell Artist Lecture. About the Speaker Suzan-Lori Parks is one of the most acclaimed playwrights in American drama today. She is the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Drama …

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“Climate Justice: The Time is Now, The Place is Here” with Elizabeth Yeampierre

The Rothko Chapel 3900 Yupon St, Houston, TX

Elizabeth Yeampierre, an internationally recognized Puerto Rican attorney and environmental and climate justice leader, will deliver the 2018 Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold Endowed Lecture in Peace, Social Justice, and Human Rights. Her lecture, “Climate Justice: The Time is Now, The Place is Here,” will take place on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. at the …

Black Like Us A Candid Conversation About the LGBTQ Experience

University of Houston 4800 Calhoun Rd., Houston, TX

Join author Michael Arceneaux for a conversation that explores the Black LGBTQ community’s experiences with religion and the church. Arceneaux will share from his debut New York Times bestseller, I Can’t Date Jesus, a timely collection of hysterical essays about what it’s like to grow up in a world that constantly tries to deride and …

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