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Inspiration: Living Life Mindfully - Home Game

When author Michael Lewis became a father, he decided to keep a written record of what happened immediately after the birth of each of his three children. Feeling like a stranger in a strange land, he often felt puzzled at the gap between what he thought he should be feeling and what he actually felt. While he expected to be overcome by joy, he often felt puzzled; expecting to feel worried over a child's illness or behavior, instead he often felt indifferent.

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Read & Reflect - Moonwalking with Einstein

If experience is the sum of our memories and wisdom the sum of experience, what does it mean that we've supplanted our own natural memory with a vast superstructure of technological crutches? It means we are in danger of losing our imagination, creativity, and identities. After a year of memory training, author Joshua Fore learns ancient techniques once employed by Cicero to memorize his speeches and by Medieval scholars to memorize entire books.

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Brown Bag - Decoded

The top-secret Chinese intelligence agency Unit 701 has one purpose, counterespionage and code breaking. When Rong Junzhen, an autistic math genius is forced to abandon his academic pursuits to become China’s greatest cryptographer, he learns that things are not quite as they appear to be. After trying to solve one of the most difficult and complex codes, the Purple Code, Rong soon finds out that the mastermind behind this code is his former teacher, best friend, and now enemy of China.

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"Howl's Moving Castle" Movie Screening

Calling all Manga lovers! Join us for Miyazaki's Academy Award nominated film--a truly beautiful movie that will stay with you long after it's over. (PG, 2004, 119 minutes)

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Spin Pop Fizz Boom Show

Mad Science introduces us to the wild world of chemistry! Join us as they perform experiments to release genies from bottles and spew massive columns of foam using catalysts! Best for ages 5+. Register beginning July 15. OPPL card required.

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Lego Club

We supply plenty of these popular building blocks so your kids can have creative fun making structures of all shapes and sizes! All ages welcome.

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Baking Soda Rockets

Sky rockets in flight! Join us as we repurpose plastic bottles to create our own rockets. Then we'll launch them outside using baking soda and vinegar. How far will yours go? For ages 8+. Register beginning June 10.

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Barbie Club

Have a fab time celebrating everything Barbie. We provide lots of fashions, accessories, horses, cars, and a choice of dolls and you simply bring your imagination. All ages welcome.

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Flag Day Craft

Replicate the layout of the American flag or design your very own stars and stripes. We'll provide all the materials you need to create red, white and blue paper extravaganzas! Best for ages 3+.

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Read & Reflect - Mountains Beyond Mountains

In medical school, Paul Farmer found his life's calling: to cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine to those who need them most. In Mountains Beyond Mountains Pulitzer Prize winning author Tracey Kidder takes you from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba, and Russia as Farmer changes people's minds through his dedication to the philosophy that "the only real nation is humanity". A true story about a gifted man who loves the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it. All are welcome to attend.

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