Meeting Room - Dole Branch

Read & Reflect - A History of the World in Six Glasses

Whatever your favorite cocktail is, when you pour yourself a drink, you have the past in a glass. Tom Standage, digital editor of The Economist, opens a window into the past in this tour of six beverages - beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola. He has the ability to connect the smallest details to the big picture. These drinks influenced pivotal eras of world history, from humankind’s adoption of agriculture to the dawn of globalization. A History of the World in 6 Glasses tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century.

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Inspiration: Living Life Mindfully - Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be...

Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable, or to dare greatly. In Daring Greatly, researcher and thought leader, Dr. Brene Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on twelve years of research and unflattering examples of her own life, she argues that vulnerability is not a weakness, but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection. All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Read & Reflect - Boys in the Boat

Daniel James Brown’s book Boys in a Boat, tells the story of the University of Washington’s eight-oar rowing crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic Games in Berlin in 1936.

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Brown Bag - White Heat

Edie Kiglatuk is the best guide and teacher in Canada's Ellesmere Island. During a routine hunting and fishing expedition, one of the men that hired her was shot to death, supposedly by a ricochet from his own gun. As Edie sets out to discover what those tourists were really after, another incident occurs, the suicide of her stepson. Although the two events seem unrelated, Edie is determined to find the connection. Her search leads to a fight for natural resources and secrets that stretch back generations into the far reaches of the tundra. All are welcome to attend.

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Inspiration: Living Life Mindfully - Stitches: a handbook on meaning, hope...

Author Anne Lamott explores how we can find meaning and peace when life lurches out of balance. Even through the loud and frantic times, we are allowed to recapture wholeness after a loss and to locate our true identities. All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Read & Reflect - Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times

In the 1950s, twenty-two-year-old Jenny Lee leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in London's East End slums. Jenny encounters a woman with twenty-four children who can't speak English, prostitutes, other women she helped through challenging births. All are welcome to attend. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library one month before the discussion.

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Choose Your Own Adventure

Join us for wonderful conversation and awesome books! We will be reading "The Impossible Knife of Memory" by Laurie Halse Anderson. Books are available at the Dole Branch Library.

We have traveled through the past, explored the future and stayed in the present. What will our next adventure be? The choice is yours.

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Women's History Jeopardy

Who was the astronomer who discovered a comet, which was then named
after her, on October 1, 1847? Learn/share this and other fun women's
history facts in a friendly competition honoring Women's History Month. We'll play in teams of 2 or 3, so bring a friend or family member. For teens and adults.

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Kids Craft: Bunnies

Ring springtime in by making some adorable bunny rabbit ears! Best for ages 3+.

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Family Craft: Make Your Own Mother's Day Gift

Give her something homemade this year. Accordion books, finished with
decorative papers and satin ribbon, can be used as photo albums or
scrapbooks. We'll provide the materials and show you how to make a
memorable gift for the mom in your life. Ages 10+. Register beginning April 20. OPPL card required.

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