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Adult Book Club
May 31, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This month’s selection is:
At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who invent and create but prefer not to pitch their own ideas; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled “quiet,” it is to introverts we owe many of the great contributions to society–from Van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer. Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with the indelible stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so. Susan Cain charts the rise of “the extrovert ideal” over the twentieth century and explores its far-reaching effects–how it helps to determine everything from how parishioners worship to who excels at Harvard Business School. And she draws on cutting-edge research on the biology and psychology of temperament to reveal how introverts can modulate their personalities according to circumstance, how to empower an introverted child, and how companies can harness the natural talents of introverts. This extraordinary book has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves.
Adult Book Club
Interested in reviewing and discussing intriguing contemporary fiction and nonfiction books on a variety of topics? Then you’ll love our Adult Book Club!
Join us as we explore books of all kinds—contemporary fiction, special interests, current and past affairs, fun trends, memoirs, etc. The purpose of the Thursday Book Club is to offer readers a fresh approach to the traditional book club.
Copies of the Adult Book Club book selections will be available at the library and to order. Reserving a copy is highly recommended.
Book discussions will be held the last Thursday of the month.
Call (964-2020) or drop by for this month’s selection.
We look forward to sharing a reading adventure with you!