KEEPING OUR COMMUNITY CONNECTED and ENGAGED
LFV's DECEMBER EVENTS

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TUESDAY December 1, 1:00--1:30 PM
Mindfulness Meditation with Anuka Gazara-Anthony Thirty minutes of guided meditation followed by reflection including an optional share prompted by the daily check-in question. Anuka is committed to strengthening the effectiveness of individuals using mindfulness and emotional intelligence coaching. 

FREE AND OPEN TO ALL

RSVP: email info@littlefallsvillage.org or leave a message at the LFV office (301) 320-3267. 
TUESDAYS 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22, 12/29. 10:00 am - Noon LFV Tech Tuesdays Unlock the capabilities of your iPhone, iPad, laptop, iMAC, MacBook! Sessions address issues, questions and/or problems raised by those in attendance. Basic to advanced levels welcome. To RSVP send an email to Bob: RFG1647@icloud.com  FOR LFV MEMBERS & VOLUNTEERS ONLY
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 2, 1:00-2:30
 “A Conversation with Deborah Tannen” presented by the #1 New York Times bestselling author Deborah Tannen. Deborah, an internationally renowned professor of linguistics at Georgetown University is a frequent guest on national television and radio, including 20/20, The Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC’s Today, and NPR’s Fresh Air and 1A. She has written for an been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek, Time and Harvard Business Review, among many others.
Join Deborah Tannen as she discusses her just-published memoir, Finding My Father and reflects on how her father’s life mirrors the historic times he lived through. Deborah describes how writing this book forced her to question her assumptions about her father, her parents' marriage, and her own life. She also draws on insights from her many books to discuss how our ways of speaking can shape our relationships – and how our ways of speaking have changed, and changed our relationships, during COVID-19.
In her newly published novel, Finding My Father, Deborah traces her father’s life from turn-of-the-century Warsaw to New York City in an intimate memoir about family, memory, and the stories we tell.
In addition to her groundbreaking communication research, Deborah is also the author of You Just Don't Understand, which was on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly four years, the New York Times bestsellers You're Wearing THAT? about mothers and daughters and You Were Always Mom's Favorite! about sisters.

FREE AND OPEN TO ALL

12:45 Log-in recommended. Zoom events will be locked at 1:10 pm, due to library security policy. After the event is locked, entry into the event will not be possible. It is therefore important that you log into each event on time. 

To request Sign Language Interpretation, Closed Caption or
other deaf/hard of hearing services for library-sponsored programs, email info@littlefallsvillage.org with three business days’ notice

A Partnership Between Little Falls Village &
Little Falls Library of Montgomery County Public Libraries
THURSDAY DECEMBER 3, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Sawbuck Salon 
Discussion of financial topics as determined by the group. Hosted by Gabrielle Grunau
and Bill Grosshandler. RSVP by sending email to: bill.gabrielle@gmail.com
FOR LFV MEMBERS & VOLUNTEERS ONLY
THURSDAYS 12/3, 12/1 and 12/17 10:00 am - Noon LFV Tech Thursdays Unlock the capabilities of your iPhone, iPad, laptop, iMAC, MacBook! Sessions address issues, questions and/or problems raised by those in attendance. Basic to advanced levels are welcome. RSVP by sending an email to Bob: RFG1647@icloud.com FOR LFV MEMBERS & VOLUNTEERS ONLY
TUESDAY DECEMBER 8 and 15, 1:00-1:30 pm
Mindfulness Meditation with Stephanie Klein

Stephanie Klein will lead LFV's weekly meditation sessions during Anuka's absence. She is a certified professional coach and mindful emotional intelligence teacher of the Google born program Search Inside Yourself (SIY), building on 30 years of experience at Fortune 500 firms, with over a decade as Chief Marketing Officer. She is CEO and founder of Mindfire Mastery to help business leaders navigate challenges and change, so they catapult from functional to optimal. Stephanie specializes in being a creative catalyst so clients can accelerate or pivot their careers, connect more deeply to their authentic purpose and create even stronger resilience, productivity and impact without burnout.  
Learn more about Stephanie at mindfiremastery.com.

FREE AND OPEN TO ALL
RSVP: email info@littlefallsvillage.org or leave a message at the LFV office (301) 320-3267. 
THURSDAY DECEMBER 10, 1:00-2:30 PM "How We Have Understood the Universe" with Pierre Larroque

From the origins, women and men have looked at the night sky and wondered about it all. They observed the moon phases and the appearance of constellations at regular places and times in the night’s horizon (the Zodiac). The Greeks specifically recorded the consistent retrograde movements of five wanderers (“planets” in Greek) amongst all stars, which they strove to explain in an orderly earth-centered Universe. It is only early in the 17th century that Kepler described the solar system correctly, and late in that century that Newton published the laws which underpin not only the planets’ movements but all classical gravitational phenomena. It took Einstein at the beginning of the 20th century satisfactorily to synthesize and justify the laws of gravity, and numerous followers later in that century to establish quantum mechanics as the theory which explains what the basic constituents of the Universe are and how they behave. 
Pierre Larroque will lead you through this extraordinary journey of discoveries, culminating with how certain we are of how the Universe was created in a Big Bang 13.79 billion years ago, and why it is today as we live it. Pierre Larroque obtained a degree in mathematics and sciences from École Polytechnique in Paris. After a master’s in economics and finance from Stanford University, he joined the World Bank to help fund natural resources (mining, oil & refineries, petrochemicals) projects in Emerging Markets. From there, and for the remainder of his career, Pierre held increasingly senior positions in corporate finance with leading global investment banks for natural resources transactions. Pierre has always been interested in, and studied, the history of Ancient Greece and the development of mathematics and philosophy.  
FREE AND OPEN TO ALL
Registration Link www.littlefallsvillage.org/Universe

12:45 Log-in recommended. Zoom events will be locked at 1:10 pm, due to library security policy. After the event is locked, entry into the event will not be possible. It is therefore important that you log into each event on time. 

To request Sign Language Interpretation, Closed Caption or
other deaf/hard of hearing services for library-sponsored programs, email info@littlefallsvillage.org with three business days’ notice

A Partnership Between Little Falls Village &
Little Falls Library of Montgomery County Public Libraries .
THURSDAY DECEMBER 17, 1:00-2:30
"Edison, Einstein, Ellington, and Ernst: The Many Faces of Genius" with Dr. Michael Geselowitz.

Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Max Ernst, and Duke Ellington have all been described as creative geniuses. Yet, one was an engineer, one was a scientist, one was a visual artist, and one was a musical composer.  This lecture will explore the meaning of creativity and genius by looking at the lives and work of four giants and others who have been given the title genius. Are invention, scientific discovery, and artistic production essentially the same human endeavor? What are the similarities and differences? If they are distinct activities, can the concept of genius somehow link them together, or is genius another idea that has different meanings in different contexts? Tune in to find out.

Our speaker, Michael Geselowitz, PhD is Senior Director of the IEEE History Center. Through an arrangement between Stevens Institute of Technology and IEEE, Geselowitz is currently Industry Associate Professor of History of Engineering at Stevens. Immediately prior to joining IEEE in 1997, he was Group Manager at Eric Marder Associates, a New York market research firm, where he supervised Ph.D. scientists and social scientists undertaking market analyses for Fortune 500 high-tech companies. Geselowitz holds S.B. degrees in electrical engineering and in anthropology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in anthropology from Harvard University. His research focus has been on the history and social relations of technology. He has worked as an electronics engineer for the Department of Defense, and he has held teaching and research positions relating to the social study of technology at M.I.T., Harvard, and Yale University, including a stint as Assistant Collections Manager/Curator at Harvard's Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. 

FREE AND OPEN TO ALL

2:45 Log-in recommended. Zoom events will be locked at 1:10 pm, due to library security policy. After the event is locked, entry into the event will not be possible. It is therefore important that you log into each event on time. 

To request Sign Language Interpretation, Closed Caption or
other deaf/hard of hearing services for library-sponsored programs, email info@littlefallsvillage.org with three business days’ notice

A Partnership Between Little Falls Village &
Little Falls Library of Montgomery County Public Libraries
MONDAY DECEMBER 28, 1:00-2:00 PM
Docent-led Zoom tour of the The Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art Nature, and Culture Exhibition at the Smithsonian's American Art Museum.

Renowned Prussian naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt was one of the most influential figures of the nineteenth century. He lived for 90 years, published more than 36 books, traveled across four continents, and wrote well over 25,000 letters to an international network of colleagues and admirers. Exploration with influential figures such as President Thomas Jefferson and artist Charles Willson Peale—shaped American perceptions of nature and the way American cultural identity became grounded in our relationship with the environment.
Our docent will have access to high resolution slides and a digital resource base which will allow us a great visual experience. We will explore his lasting influence through the lens of American art and artifacts, to gain a better understanding of how deeply intertwined Humboldt’s ideas were with America’s emerging identity.

FOR LFV MEMBERS & VOLUNTEERS ONLY
Group size is limited! RSVP now to confirm your space. The Zoom login info will be sent to confirmed registrants
Looking forward to sharing our events with you!

Lisa Rosenthal, Executive Director of Little Falls Village
4701 Sangamore Road, Suite S-232
Bethesda, MD 20816
301-320-3267
info@littlefallsvillage.org
www.littlefallsvillage.org