Adult Program

Justice - What's the Right Thing to Do?

Watch a video in which Harvard Professor Michael Sandel presents a variety of real-life scenarios on ethical topics and discusses them with others. Philosophers have debated these same questions throughout the past 2500 years. This month's discussion is on “The Good Citizen” and “Freedom vs. Fit.”

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Making Mealtimes Meaningful

A conversational roundtable for parents and caregivers who want to learn how to make the most of the family dinner. Learn how to introduce healthy foods to picky eaters from registered dietician, Bri Kellogg, and discover fun games and strategies for keeping the ones you love around the table longer from Cheryl Muñoz, of the Sugar Beet Co-op.

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Author Lisa Paul: "Swimming in Daylight"

Meet Lisa Paul,author of "Swimming in Daylight: An American Student, a Soviet Dissident, and the Gift of Hope." In the early 1968s, Lisa, a Wisconsin native, was a 23-year-old Catholic American college student who lived and worked in Moscow to study Russian first hand.

Her Russian tutor, Inna Meiman, was a Soviet-Jewish dissident and refusenik, who was repeatedly denied a visa to receive life-saving cancer treatments abroad.

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Documentary Film Screening: "@home"

@home is a journey to the invisible communities of people living without permanent housing. It explores the causes of homelessness and the complexities of living on the street, through the eyes of homelessness advocate, Mark Horvath.

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Brown Bag - Ten Lords A-Leaping

Reverend Thomas Christmas volunteers to skydive for charity to raise money for the church. His two fellow skydivers Oliver, the 7th Marquess of Morborne, and his brother-in-law Hector, the 10th Earl of Fairhaven with a generation long feud is harmless until Lord Oliver is strangled to death and the list of suspects are all within the family. Rumors of bigamy, art forgeries, upstairs/downstairs intrigue, and whispers of less than reverential behavior between Thomas and Oliver’s beautiful half-sister. Author C.C. Bennison’s Ten Lords A-Leaping is the perfect holiday whodunit.

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Read & Reflect - The Man Who Invented Christmas

It’s Christmas of 1843 and writer Charles Dickens is deeply in debt and without hope of creating a story to improve his circumstances. Life during this period was full of uncertainty with the arrival of the industrial revolution. Unknowing Dickens wrote a book of hope, spirituality, and charity as a gift to lighten life at its darkest. Author Les Standiford researched the life and the reality of The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits. “God bless us, everyone!” All are welcome to attend.

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Yarns and Yarn

All are welcome to join a group of avid readers who meet to discuss books while they knit and crochet blankets and scarves to donate to various charities. No knitting experience needed.

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Words on Wednesday: "Outliers: the story of success"

In this book, you will journey through the world of “outliers.” You will learn the secrets of software billionaires, why people of certain cultures are better at academic performance, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band. You will learn that culture, family and other factors, rather than just having a high IQ, contribute immensely in making a person successful. Join us to discuss this inspiring book by Malcolm Gladwell.
Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

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Words on Wednesday: "Americanah"

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, Chimananda Ngozi Adiche's, Americanah , explores the experiences of culture shock, lost love, hardships, and racism of a well-educated Nigerian immigrant, Ifemelu, in America.

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

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Adult Improv Workshop

Looking for a way to let your inner comedian run free? Want to improve your quick-thinking skills? Join us for a night of spontaneous comedy. All skill levels welcome. Warning: hilarity will ensue...

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