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Adult Book Club

January 30, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This month’s selection is:

Cover image for Factfulness : ten reasons we're wrong about the world - and why things are better than you thinkFactfulness by Hans Rosling

Why do we resist the facts about human progress and tell ourselves “things are awful and likely to get worse?” Swedish statistician, Hans Rosling, challenges readers to adopt a more positive outlook. He shows how ten types of instinctual thinking distort our worldviews. The author writes “We need to learn to control our drama intake. Uncontrolled, our appetite for the dramatic goes too far, prevents us from seeing the world as it is and leads us terribly astray.” Is Rosling’s prescription for a positive outlook warranted by the facts? Maybe our worries and doubts are justified and serve useful ends to make us question the status quo and fight collectively for justice. Drama and tragedy are ancient human traits and have often led to wisdom—not just self-deception. Great discussion guarantee!

Book ClubAdult 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!

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Date:
January 30, 2020
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Fort Bragg Library
Phone:
707-964-2020
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Fort Bragg Library
499 E Laurel St
Fort Bragg, CA United States
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Phone:
707-964-2020