Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Portage Library to host "Life in East Germany and the Fall of the Berlin Wall" Apr. 24

HOUGHTON -- The Portage Lake District Library will host Michigan Tech Assistant Professor Thomas Werner (Biological Sciences) at 6:30 p.m. TONIGHT, Tuesday, April 24, for a slide show and presentation on "Life in East Germany and the Fall of the Berlin Wall."

Werner grew up in East Germany and will share his story about living there and his trip to West Berlin the day after the wall was torn down.

Werner studied biology in Jena, Germany; got his PhD in cell and molecular biology in Umea, Sweden; was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and is now in the Department of Biological Sciences at Michigan Tech.

Library programs are free, and everyone is welcome. For more information please call the library at 482-4570 or visit www.pldl.org.

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