Most virtue is a demand for greater seduction. – Natalie Clifford Barney

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If only I could get the Bow Wow Wow song “Aphrodisiac” to stop running through my head as I plan this program.  But seriously, Food of Love is going to be the JAM!

Aphrodisiacs can be both truth and legend. Some foods have psychoactive properties, others arouse because they are psychologically suggestive, and some can actually increase the, uh, necessary blood flow. We’ll be discussing foods and meals rumored to have aphrodisiac properties, even sampling a few.

 And everyone knows the Shakespeare quote from Twelfth Night:

If music be the food of love, play on,
Give me excess of it; that surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.

While we aren’t looking to gorge ourselves to cure a broken heart, we do support the “music be the food of love” theory – bring a favorite song/artist/playlist to share, something that inspires you toward seduction. My weaknesses include Portishead (sex music!) and Sharon Jones (for making a first move).

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai: Bollywood Spectacular!

Something is happening indeed! alt+library is starting a series of afterhours  “First Friday” programs at the North Sacramento Library (2109 Del Paso Blvd). Our kickoff program is March 2nd and is a “Bollywood Spectacular”! We will be enjoying a film, Bolly dance lesson, henna, chai and Indian snacks.

Not familiar with names like Madhuri Dixit, Aishwariya Rai, Shahrukh Khan or Kajol? BollyWHAT has created a newcomer’s guide to Bollywood that will help you on your way to becoming familiar with all the elements of film. Be sure to join our meetup.com/altlibrary so you can stay current with what will be happening next in alt+library! Or we’ll wag our thumbs at you until you tug your ears.