October L.I.F.E. Goes from Crafty and Creative Lessons to Historia and Harrowing Discussions

Lone Star College - CyFair's fountain wind turbines in Cypress, Texas. (LSC courtesy photo)
Lone Star College - CyFair's fountain wind turbines in Cypress, Texas. (LSC courtesy photo)

Get lessons on seasonal décor and book history, pen your creativity, and discuss a Jazz Age fairy tale at October’s weekly Lone Star College-CyFair WebEx workshops.

These free Learning, Inspiration, Friendship and Enrichment (L.I.F.E.) programs are available Wednesdays through virtual presentations and are accessible for one week.

Esports tournaments are coming to Lone Star College. In addition to the competition, LSC will begin offering a certificate and degree in esports management in spring 2021. (courtesy Lone Star College)

October 7: Decorate your Door with a Wreath

Want to freshen up your door for fall? Join Cindy Hoffart-Watson,  Library Services Reference Assistant, and craft a stunning fall wreath for your home to celebrate the season! It features leaves, plaid and an adorable scarecrow.
October 14: Write Creatively!

Need to find your spark? Rejuvenate your mind? Well, get out your writing pens and thinking caps as we join Professor Michelle Brown for a workshop about writing and creativity. We will also learn more about creative writing, news and publishing.

 October 21: Book Historia

The books on your shelves are full of interesting and occasionally creepy stories … not just on their pages, but in their very shapes! How do frightening materials like arsenic, bones and human skin figure into the history of the book? Join Allie Alvis, Special Collections Reference Librarian of the Smithsonian Libraries, to learn about some spooky book history!

October 28: Gulf Coast Reads: Gods of Jade and Shadow

Dress up in your favorite Jazz Age or flapper costume and join LSC-CyFair Librarian Regina Vitolo for a lively discussion on this year’s Gulf Coast Reads book, “Gods of Jade and Shadow.” This Sylvia Moreno-Garcia Mexican folklore-inspired novel is about the Mayan god of death and a young woman sent on a harrowing, life-changing journey in this dark, one-of-a-kind fairy tale set in Mexico during the Jazz Age.

Call the library at 281.290.3214 for L.I.F.E. program information or go online to LoneStar.edu/cyfair.

Helping more than 23,000 students reach their academic and career goals, Lone Star College-CyFair is the 5th comprehensive college in the Lone Star College System, located at 9191 Barker Cypress Road just three miles south of U.S. Highway 290. Start close and go far at LSC-CyFair as well as at LSC-Cypress Center, located at 19710 Clay Road and LSC-Westway Park Technology Center, located at 5060 Westway Park Boulevard. For more information about LSC-CyFair and its programs, call 281.290.3200 or visit LoneStar.edu/cyfair.

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 93,000+ students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion. LSC consists of seven colleges, 10 centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

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