2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 26

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The Betty Strong Encounter Center will present  “Discussion of Screen Time” with retired Sioux City educator Brad Lego at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26. Admission will be free; a reception will follow.

Lego will begin the program with television history and how that medium works. He’ll segue into the role of computers, phones and laptops.

“We’ll discuss the physical, psychological and societal effects of these new phenomena,” says Lego who taught at Central High School, and Hayworth, Hoover and North middle schools. “At the conclusion, we’ll work on developing alternatives for dealing with the day-to-day issues of screen time.”

Lego earned a Bachelor’s in History and Political Science from Morningside College and a Master’s in History and Social Science from Wayne State College. During graduate school, he researched television issues and designed and taught a course in television awareness.

Lego was co-president of the West High Boosters with his wife, the late Wendy Lego; president of the Greater Siouxland Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa; and president of his church. He has served on a range of boards, including KWIT-FM 90.3, the Sioux City Airport Board and the Sioux City Community Schools Foundation. He is involved in the 0-3 movement committed to early childhood education.