Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

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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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User Testing

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Words on Wednesday: "Quiet: The Power of Introverts"

What do Bill Gates, Albert Einstein, Dr. Seuss and Rosa Parks all have in common? They are introverts. And so are at least one third of all the people we know. Through research and real stories, Cain shows that being a "wallflower" is an excellent predictor for leadership, intelligence and success. Join us to discuss this well-crafted book.

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Words on Wednesday: "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry "

A. J. Fikry, the irritable owner of Island Books, has recently endured some tough years. He has given up on people, and even the books in his store are yet another reminder of a world that is changing too rapidly. That is until a most unexpected occurrence gives him the chance to make his life over and see things anew. Join us to discuss this bestseller.

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Open Gaming

Kick back and play a video game or two. Teens only.

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Open Gaming

Kick back and play a video game or two. Teens only.

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Words on Wednesday: One Book, One Oak Park's "Moonwalking With Einstein"

Science journalist Joshua Foer’s best-selling "Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art & Science of Remembering Everything" was named one of the best books of 2011 by Amazon.com, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Amazon says it “recounts Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top mental athletes. He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory.

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