Brown Bag: "Big Little Lies"

Brown Bag: "Big Little Lies"

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Three women, each at a crossroads, each one a mother. The drama unfolds in an idyllic beach side community and reveals an intriguing take on ex-husbands, second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves to survive. Sympathetic characters, humor and suspenseful plot all combine for a good read.

Location: 
Dole Branch
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Read & Reflect: "A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World"

Read & Reflect: "A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World"

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World by Daniel Goleman

Turn your compassionate energy outward and begin to transform the world in practical and positive ways. The Dalai Lama will show you how compassion has the power to:

- heal the planet by refocusing concerns that support life
- replace violence with dialogue
- affirm human "oneness" rather than setting up "us and them" thinking
- design education that teaches empathy and ethics

Location: 
Dole Branch
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Lives They Lived: "Bob Dylan: Chronicles. Volume One"

Lives They Lived: "Bob Dylan: Chronicles. Volume One"

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Chronicles. Volume One by Bob Dylan
Poet, rock god, cultural icon. Recipient of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature? Not everyone agreed with the Swedish Academy. Join us for a discussion of Dylan's autobiography which has been described as riveting, poetic, poignant and funny as some of his best songs. It sizzles with biting one-liners and radiates honesty.

Location: 
Maze Branch
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BYOBook Discussion

BYOBook Discussion

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Enjoy hearing about new books or want to share what you loved about the last book you read? Come to this relaxed meetup to talk about what you are reading. This is an open conversation and staff will provide additional reading recommendations. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
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You Be the Caldecott Judge!

You Be the Caldecott Judge!

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

What 2016 picture book had the best art of the year? We've pulled the top titles getting buzz for the 2017 Caldecott Award, and want to hear what you think. Browse through them all and defend your favorites. Do you agree with the librarians' picks? See if your favorite wins the real award on Monday, January 23. Best for kids 5+. 

Location: 
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
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More Than a Month: Toni Morrison, "Playing in the Dark"

More Than a Month: Toni Morrison, "Playing in the Dark"

Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Author Toni Morrison has taken readers on journeys steeped in history and the human condition. Whether found on a southern plantation or navigating urban cities during the Harlem renaissance, her characters are dynamic and at the same time often flawed. Please bring along comments and questions about your favorite Morrison novels and join us for a discussion of some of Ms.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room

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