La Biblioteca

Workshop
Celebrating Relationships with Angela Jackson and Fraser Bannerman
Couples and singles welcome
Tue, Feb 24, 10am-12noon
La Biblioteca
Sala Quetzal
Reloj 50A
150 pesos individual and 250 pesos couple
Celebrating Relationships
By Angela Jackson
Is your relationship sizzling hot? Comfortably cozy? Luke warm? Freezing cold?
Would you like to experience more honesty, fun, and better communication in your relationships? Come to this interactive workshop for a relationship check-up, because no matter what your relationship temperature is, there is room for improvement!
We look at what works in your relationship and how to create more of the love you want. We’ll examine familiar patterns and habits that undermine a deeper connection.
You’ll receive celebration keys that expand moments of happiness. You’ll receive practical tools to improve your relationships with a spouse, partner, children, friends, and most important, with yourself.
Committed to helping people improve the quality of their lives, Angela Jackson has spoken to over 2,000 groups throughout North America, presenting programs on how to celebrate life! celebrate anger and celebrate relationships. A graduate of York University and the University of Toronto, recognized as an expert in dealing with challenging emotions, Angela has been giving presentations and workshops for 25 years.

Film
Center for Global Justice presents
The End of Poverty?
Tue, Feb 24, 1pm
Teatro Santa Ana
La Biblioteca
Reloj 50A
60 pesos
The End of Poverty?
By Cliff DuRand
Why are the people living in some of the richest countries in terms of resources always the poorest people in the world?  Why are there poor countries and rich countries at all?  How did this come about and can it be overcome?  The documentary film The End of Poverty? presents some disturbing answers.  A lot of the answer is found in the history of European colonialism and slavery.  For example, Britain was an obscure island off the western coast of Eurasia when its traders arrived in India, then one of the wealthiest countries in the world. When Britain left India several centuries later, she was wealthy and India was impoverished.

Director Philippe Diaz has skillfully interwoven such information, connecting the extreme, irreparable poverty of the so-called Third World with the extreme, burgeoning wealth of the United States and Western Europe, the wars and assassinations that secure that wealth, and the destruction of the environment that accompanies it.  It is a disparity still being reinforced in post-colonial and neo-colonial times through the IMF, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization. The End of Poverty? is a sweeping education about the world we live in today.

Documentary
Frida Kahlo
Sun, Mar 1, 1:45pm
Sala Quetzal
La Biblioteca
Reloj 50A
Cinema coupons or membership cards not valid for this showing
Frida Kahlo
By Martín Habacuc Díaz
Frida Kahlo de Rivera (July 6, 1907-July 13, 1954; born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón) was a Mexican painter born in Coyoacán and perhaps best known for her self-portraits. Kahlo’s life began and ended in Mexico City, in her home known as the Blue House. She gave her birth date as July 7, 1910, but her birth certificate shows July 6, 1907. Kahlo had allegedly wanted the year of her birth to coincide with the year of the beginning of the Mexican revolution so that her life would begin with the birth of modern Mexico. At the age of six, Frida developed polio, which caused her right leg to appear much thinner than the other. It was to remain that way permanently. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition, and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.

Mexican culture and Amerindian cultural tradition are important in her work, which has been sometimes characterized as Naïve art or folk art. Her work has also been described as “surrealist,” and in 1938 André Breton, principal initiator of the surrealist movement, described Kahlo’s art as a “ribbon around a bomb.” Kahlo had a volatile marriage with the famous Mexican artist Diego Rivera. She suffered lifelong health problems, many of which derived from a traffic accident during her teenage years. These issues are represented in her works, many of which are self-portraits of one sort or another.

Film
Center for Global Justice presents
Citizen Four
Thu, Feb 26, 1pm
Teatro Santa Ana
La Biblioteca
60 pesos
Big Brother Is Watching You
By Cliff DuRand
“Big brother is watching you.” That is no longer just the theme of a dystopian novel. It is the reality of today’s national security state. And it was Edward Snowden who opened our eyes to the extent of surveillance over our daily lives by the National Security Agency (NSA). In retaliation against this citizen whistleblower, Snowden is now “the most wanted man in the world” and living in exile in Russia. The Center for Global Justice proudly presents the Academy Award nominated film Citizen Four. This documents the inside story of Snowden’s release of a treasure trove of information about NSA’s illegal and nefarious spying on the public. The film is directed and produced by cinematographer Laura Poitras, whom he had first contacted anonymously under the name Citizen Four. She reveals her interviews with Snowden as he first tells her what now the whole world knows.

VIP Club of San Miguel and Biblioteca Team Up Once Again

By Lou Christine

As it has for the last few years, the VIP Club of San Miguel will purchase new library cards for members new and old, who sign up and purchase a VIP Card at La Biblioteca’s gift shop throughout the month of February.

The VIP Club, in business since 2000, has over 70 local restaurants and over 70 other local businesses and services that offer the membership substantial discounts.

The line-up of discounts is available at http://www.vipsanmiguel.com. There is no limit on the amount of times the VIP Club can be employed. Membership cost is 550 pesos. A new library card, a 100-peso value, will be issued at the same time. This promotion is available only at La Bibilioteca.

 

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