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BLT Book Club - I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local "powhitetrash." At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors ("I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare") will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned.Join us in the Monrovia Community Center Meeting Room for a brown bag lunch and book discussion. For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at chewitt@hmcpl.org or 256-489-3392. Read more about BLT Book Club - I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

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Monrovia Public Library
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

BLT Book Club - The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Sarah Grimké comes from a wealthy white family and struggles with the justifications of slavery from the young age of 11. She befriends a slave named Handful who was presented to her as a gift, and together they form convictions and strive for freedom. Readers gain an insider's view of slavery, the abolitionist movement, and women's rights in The Invention of Wings.Join us in the Monrovia Community Center Meeting Room for a brown bag lunch and book discussion. For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at chewitt@hmcpl.org or 256-489-3392. Read more about BLT Book Club - The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

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35997
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Monrovia Public Library
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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

BLT Book Club - Open House by Elizabeth Berg

Samantha Morrow's husband has left her, and now she must strive to reconstruct a life for herself and her 11-year-old son. Her eccentric mother tries to help by fixing her up with dates, but a more pressing problem is money. To meet her mortgage payments, Sam decides to take in boarders. A new friend suggests that Samantha get out, get going, get work. But her real work is this: In order to emerge from grief and the past, she has to learn how to make her own happiness. And in order to know who she is, she has to remember - and reclaim - the person she used to be, long before she became someone else in an effort to save her marriage.Open House is the unforgettable story of how a woman re-creates her life after divorce by opening her house to strangers and her heart to the simple miracle of possibility.Join us in the Monrovia Community Center Meeting Room for a brown bag lunch and book discussion. For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at chewitt@hmcpl.org or 256-489-3392. Read more about BLT Book Club - Open House by Elizabeth Berg

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35996
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Monrovia Public Library
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

BLT Book Club - Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

The author of Bird in Hand and The Way Life Should Be delivers her most ambitious and powerful novel to date: a captivating story of two very different women who build an unexpected friendship: a 91-year-old woman with a hidden past as an orphan-train rider and the teenage girl whose own troubled adolescence leads her to seek answers to questions no one has ever thought to ask.Join us in the Monrovia Community Center Meeting Room for a brown bag lunch and book discussion. For more information contact Cindy Hewitt at chewitt@hmcpl.org or 256-489-3392. Read more about BLT Book Club - Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

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35995
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Monrovia Public Library
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Tuesdays with TED

Exercise your brain!TED talks are short video presentations (usually around 20 minutes) by some of the greatest thinkers and public speakers in the world. Some are challenging, some are controversial, some are inspiring, and all are highly educational.Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 12-1 pm, we'll watch a "TED talk" and discuss the topic, as a group. There will be a facilitator, and sometimes a special guest speaker, at each meeting.Examples of TED talks topics:How Schools Kill CreativityScience of HappinessHow to Spot a LiarCreative GeniusBrain MagicThe Power of IntrovertsWhy we do what we doYou are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. Coffee will be provided.You don't have to come every meeting, just come when to want! We'll publish the monthly list of TED talks leading up to each month. Read more about Tuesdays with TED

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35982
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Main Library
Second Floor Meeting Room
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Tuesdays with TED

Exercise your brain!TED talks are short video presentations (usually around 20 minutes) by some of the greatest thinkers and public speakers in the world. Some are challenging, some are controversial, some are inspiring, and all are highly educational.Every Tuesday at 10:30 am, we'll watch a "TED talk" and discuss the topic, as a group. There will be a facilitator, and sometimes a special guest speaker, at each meeting.Examples of TED talks topics:How Schools Kill CreativityScience of HappinessHow to Spot a LiarCreative GeniusBrain MagicThe Power of IntrovertsWhy we do what we doFree coffee and donuts will be offered for program participants.You don't have to come every meeting, just come when to want! We'll publish the monthly list of TED talks leading up to each month. Read more about Tuesdays with TED

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35993
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Main Library
Second Floor Meeting Room
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Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Tuesdays with TED

Exercise your brain!TED talks are short video presentations (usually around 20 minutes) by some of the greatest thinkers and public speakers in the world. Some are challenging, some are controversial, some are inspiring, and all are highly educational.Every Tuesday at 10:30 am, we'll watch a "TED talk" and discuss the topic, as a group. There will be a facilitator, and sometimes a special guest speaker, at each meeting.Examples of TED talks topics:How Schools Kill CreativityScience of HappinessHow to Spot a LiarCreative GeniusBrain MagicThe Power of IntrovertsWhy we do what we doFree coffee and donuts will be offered for program participants.You don't have to come every meeting, just come when to want! We'll publish the monthly list of TED talks leading up to each month. Read more about Tuesdays with TED

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35992
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Main Library
Second Floor Meeting Room
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Lectures and Workshops
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Tuesdays with TED

Exercise your brain!TED talks are short video presentations (usually around 20 minutes) by some of the greatest thinkers and public speakers in the world. Some are challenging, some are controversial, some are inspiring, and all are highly educational.Every Tuesday at 10:30 am, we'll watch a "TED talk" and discuss the topic, as a group. There will be a facilitator, and sometimes a special guest speaker, at each meeting.Examples of TED talks topics:How Schools Kill CreativityScience of HappinessHow to Spot a LiarCreative GeniusBrain MagicThe Power of IntrovertsWhy we do what we doFree coffee and donuts will be offered for program participants.You don't have to come every meeting, just come when to want! We'll publish the monthly list of TED talks leading up to each month. Read more about Tuesdays with TED

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35991
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Main Library
Second Floor Meeting Room
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Tuesdays with TED

Exercise your brain!TED talks are short video presentations (usually around 20 minutes) by some of the greatest thinkers and public speakers in the world. Some are challenging, some are controversial, some are inspiring, and all are highly educational.Every Tuesday at 10:30 am, we'll watch a "TED talk" and discuss the topic, as a group. There will be a facilitator, and sometimes a special guest speaker, at each meeting.Examples of TED talks topics:How Schools Kill CreativityScience of HappinessHow to Spot a LiarCreative GeniusBrain MagicThe Power of IntrovertsWhy we do what we doFree coffee and donuts will be offered for program participants.You don't have to come every meeting, just come when to want! We'll publish the monthly list of TED talks leading up to each month. Read more about Tuesdays with TED

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35990
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Main Library
Second Floor Meeting Room
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Lectures and Workshops
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Tuesdays with TED

Exercise your brain!TED talks are short video presentations (usually around 20 minutes) by some of the greatest thinkers and public speakers in the world. Some are challenging, some are controversial, some are inspiring, and all are highly educational.Every Tuesday at 10:30 am, we'll watch a "TED talk" and discuss the topic, as a group. There will be a facilitator, and sometimes a special guest speaker, at each meeting.Examples of TED talks topics:How Schools Kill CreativityScience of HappinessHow to Spot a LiarCreative GeniusBrain MagicThe Power of IntrovertsWhy we do what we doFree coffee and donuts will be offered for program participants.You don't have to come every meeting, just come when to want! We'll publish the monthly list of TED talks leading up to each month. Read more about Tuesdays with TED

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35989
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Main Library
Second Floor Meeting Room
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Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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