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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Brown Bag: "Big Little Lies"

Brown Bag: "Big Little Lies"

Tuesday, March 14, 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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Words on Wednesday: "Blue Flower"

Words on Wednesday: "Blue Flower"

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Set in 18th century Germany, this historical fiction covers the early life of Novalis, a German Romantic poet and philosospher.  Friedrich von Hardenberg or "Fritz" (aka Novalis) seeks his father's permission to marry Sophie von Kuhn, who happens to be a plain and naive girl.  His family and friends are astounded to learn about Friedrich's attachment for Sophie.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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Lives They Lived: "Chronicles. Volume One"

Lives They Lived: "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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Words on Wednesday: "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle"

Words on Wednesday: "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle"

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" is the tale of how award winning author Barbara Kingsolver and her family abandoned the industrial-food pipeline to live a rural life - vowing that, for one year, they'd only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or live to learn without it. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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