‘Discovering The Five Senses’ Featuring Five Speakers Who Will Focus on Each Over 5 Weeks

The Freeport Public Library will host a new lecture series beginning Wednesday, April 6th. “Discovering the Five Senses” will feature five speakers, each focusing on a different sense. All programs will take place in the library’s meeting room and will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The Sense of Sound – Robert Kaplafka, Musician and Certified Sound Recording Engineer – Wednesday, April 6, 2016

During this program, you will understand the definition of sound, how to capture sound, and the emotional impact sound has on people. You will not only be able to hear multiple different tools for playing sound, including an antique Victrola, a turntable, a basic CD player, and an MP3 player, but you will hear the difference between them. Attend this program to hear from a Certified Sound Recording Engineer and learn about your own Sense of Hearing.

The Sense of Taste – Diane Rienhold, Nutritionist at The University of Illinois Extension Office – Thursday, April 14, 2016

Our sense of taste comes from taste buds on our tongue, but did you know that the tongue can also sense texture and temperature in foods? Join University of Illinois Extension’s Nutrition and Wellness Educator, Diane Reinhold, for this thought-provoking workshop. This program will offer an understanding of how the tongue helps us taste, explain the tastes of sweetness, sourness, saltiness and bitterness, and offer fun tastes and recipes.

The Sense of Smell – Laura Lanza, Young Living Essential Oils – Monday, April 25, 2016

The sense of smell program will explain the basic anatomical link between emotions and the human brain and how that link is especially strong when storing and accessing memories. You will learn how to positively influence and support both emotions and memory using the sense of smell. Ms. Lanza will also show attendees how to support healthy memory and emotions with essential oils.

The Sense of Sight – Professor Janyne Fox, The Illinois Institute of Art – Thursday, April 28, 2016

This presentation will cover color perception and interaction, the physical construction of the eye, and color blindness. Learn how the sense of sight can mean so many different things to different people. Come prepared to be dazzled!

The Sense of Touch – Laura Youngbludt, RN and LMT- Monday, May 2, 2016

When you meet a stranger, you introduce yourself with a handshake.  When you depart from a loved, you embrace in a hug. The Sense of Touch: an explanation of the emotional and physiological effects of a handshake, a hug, and the interactions in between.


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