Inspiration - Living Life Mindfully: "The Untethered Soul"

Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

"Do you want to be happy or not?” Keep it that simple and you will see that it really is under your control. Many of us have deep-seated preferences that get in the way. Author and spiritual leader Michael Singer’s book "The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself" explains how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Dole Branch

The Lives They Lived: "Messages from My Father"

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Calvin Trillin's fond, wry, and affecting memoir of his father, Abe, looks at a stubborn man who was given to swearing off things -- coffee, tobacco, alcohol, all neckties that were not yellow in color. Although Abe Trillin had a strong vision of the sort of person he wanted his son to be, his explicit advice about how to behave didn't go beyond an almost lackadaisical, "You might as well be a mensch." Somehow, though, Abe's messages got through clearly. Admirers of Calvin Trillin's unerring sense of the American character will be entertained and touched by this quietly powerful memoir.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

The Lives They Lived: "Just Kids"

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Patti Smith's "Just Kids" takes us back to New York City and the Chelsea Hotel during the late sixties and seventies. Smith recounts her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe and their initiation into the New York art scene and all that it entailed during those tumultuous years. Join us as we discuss this National Book Award-winner that Joan Didion referred to as "so honest and pure as to count as a true rapture." Books are available one month before the discussion at Maze Branch.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

The Lives They Lived: "One Writer's Beginnings"

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Please join us for our first memoir discussion, "One Writer's Beginnings" by Eudora Welty. Ms. Welty recounts how her family and her surroundings contributed to the shaping not only of her personality but of her writing. Books are available one month before the discussion at Maze Branch.

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

My Story Matters: Creative Writing Workshop

Monday, February 16, 2015 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Clients of PADS and community members are invited to a weekly writing workshop, Monday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Veterans Room of the Main Library. Library staff and people from PADS will lead the group in writing exercises to share stories and experiences. Refreshments will be served.

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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My Story Matters: Creative Writing Workshop

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Clients of PADS and community members are invited to a weekly writing workshop, Monday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Veterans Room of the Main Library. Library staff and people from PADS will lead the group in writing exercises to share stories and experiences. Refreshments will be served.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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My Story Matters: Creative Writing Workshop

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Clients of PADS and community members are invited to a weekly writing workshop, Monday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Veterans Room of the Main Library. Library staff and people from PADS will lead the group in writing exercises to share stories and experiences. Refreshments will be served.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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My Story Matters: Creative Writing Workshop

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Clients of PADS and community members are invited to a weekly writing workshop, Monday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Veterans Room of the Main Library. Library staff and people from PADS will lead the group in writing exercises to share stories and experiences. Refreshments will be served.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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My Story Matters: Creative Writing Workshop

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Clients of PADS and community members are invited to a weekly writing workshop, Monday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Veterans Room of the Main Library. Library staff and people from PADS will lead the group in writing exercises to share stories and experiences. Refreshments will be served.

Location: 
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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My Story Matters: Creative Writing Workshop

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Clients of PADS and community members are invited to a weekly writing workshop, Monday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Veterans Room of the Main Library. Library staff and people from PADS will lead the group in writing exercises to share stories and experiences. Refreshments will be served.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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