|03/20/2017 - 2:00pm||Jeff Ctr Book Grp: "The Girl with Seven Names"||
The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee (2015, 2016). Story of a girl who lived in and escaped from North Korea, then returned to rescue her family.
March 20, 2017, 2-4 pm, at the Jefferson Center in the Old Ashland Armory
|02/20/2017 - 2:00pm||Jeff Ctr Book Grp: "Faith No More"||
Faith No More: Why People Reject Religion by Phil Zuckerman (2011, 2015). Based on in-depth interviews.
|01/23/2017 - 2:00pm||Jeff Ctr Book Grp: "The Muslim Next Door"||
The Muslim Next Door: the Qur’an, the Media, and That Veil Thing by Sumbul Ali-Karamali (2008).
|12/19/2016 - 2:00pm||Book Group:"The Inconvenient Indian"||
The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America (2013)
|11/21/2016 - 2:00pm||Book group: Seven Brief Lessons on Physics||
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics , by Carlo Rovelli (2016)
|10/17/2016 - 2:00pm||Book Group: "Pacific"||
Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers, by Simon Winchester (2015)
|09/19/2016 - 2:00pm||Book group: "The Myth of Race" (click here for more information||
The Myth of Race: The Troubling Persistence of an Unscientific Idea by Robert Wald Sussman (2014). Biological race does not exist; the social construct underlies prejudice and oppression. Traces history of this “persistent, false, and poisonous idea” from early biblical to modern pseudoscience.
|08/15/2016 - 2:00pm||Jeff Center Book Group CANCELED||
The August 15, 2016, meeting of this discussion group has been canceled. Books previously selected have been moved forward one month--see the calendar.
|07/18/2016 - 2:00pm||Book group: “Lies, Incorporated" (click here for more information)||
July 18, 2016, 2-4 pm, at the Jefferson Center in the Old Ashland Armory
|06/20/2016 - 2:00pm||Book Group: Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink"||
“Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter” by Cass Sunstein (2014). Do groups make better decisions than individuals? Sometimes not. This book addresses specific reasons why and how group decisions sometimes go wrong, and tactics for doing better.