World Travels: SOUTH AFRICA Saturday, October 26, 2019 1:00PM – 2:30PM

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In celebration of its 25th year of post-apartheid democracy, we'll take a virtual tour through this richly diverse nation--from Cape Town to Kruger National Park.

Presented by world traveler Lance Rhoades.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Explore the Rhineland-Palatinate, Saturday, Feb 16th, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Burg Eltz castle

Description

The wine-making area of the Rheinland-Pfalz, or Rhineland-Palatinate, in southwest Germany is rich in history, museums, local festivals, and wine tours. This presentation offers an overview of some of the most intriguing aspects of the region for travelers, genealogists, and those who enjoy learning more about other cultures, places, and times.

Presented by local author, genealogist and historian, Claire Gebben. http://clairegebben.com/

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

World Travels: Spectacular Italy Saturday, May 19, 2018 (1:00PM – 2:30PM)

Fashion! Film! Food! Italy has it all....and in Italy, nothing is worth doing unless it is done with gusto. Italy's passion for the dramatic shows in all of its spectacular history, from the monumental works of Roman engineers, to its magnificent cathedrals, and its grandiose operas. Join scholar (and world traveler) Lance Rhoades, who has spent several years in this fascinating country, on a cultural sightseeing tour through Italy's vineyards, canals, piazzas, and more.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

Fashion! Film! Food! Italy has it all....and in Italy, nothing is worth doing unless it is done with gusto. Italy's passion for the dramatic shows in all of its spectacular history, from the monumental works of Roman engineers, to its magnificent cathedrals, and its grandiose operas. Join scholar (and world traveler) Lance Rhoades, who has spent several years in this fascinating country, on a cultural sightseeing tour through Italy's vineyards, canals, piazzas, and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

World Travels: China Saturday, January 27, 2018 (1:00PM – 2:30PM) Mercer Island

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International scholar (and traveler) Lance Rhoades offers a look at China, past and present--as seen through his experiences teaching at universities in two of its largest cities: Beijing and Shanghai.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.