Stuart Hopen's new review of a book by a writer who grew up right here in Hollywood, Florida

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Finishing School - The Happy Ending to That Writing Project You Can't Seem to Get Done

"The essence of Finishing School is a method for connecting with others in a non-judgmental way in order to get things done.  By discarding categories of good and bad, it enables the participants to focus on a goal.  The book describes an approach that could apply generically to almost any kind of project.  It emphasizes bonding and forming connections with other people in order to promote individual efforts.  It does so in a way that encourages completion without regard to the actual content—or even the actual value– of what gets completed.  The protocol could apply to anything.  The universality of the process becomes apparent when you consider that the authors were specifically addressing to what is commonly the loneliest activity in the world—the capturing of dreams, the rendering of passing ephemeral thoughts into concrete and organized form, the preservation of gathered information that otherwise resides in the leaking vessels of memory, or in the distorting streams of verbal exchange."

Read Stuart's full review here.


Monday, January 9, 2017

Have you signed up for our Constitutional Law MOOC yet? Featuring Professor Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of the University of California Irvine School of Law. We've got a full house prepared to spend a few hours exploring Constitutional Law. Join us for the next session on Thursday, February 9th at 5:00!

Children's Art Workshop!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Join us on Tuesday, December 13th from 4:00 to 5:00 as we host an art workshop for kids! 

Children in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade are invited to join the Art and Culture Center for a FREE, fun-filled art lesson at the library. Students will work with chalk pastels and black paper to create a dazzling Aurora Borealis landscape based on the book Aurora: A Tale of the Northern Lights. The finished piece will allow your child to bring a little bit of winter into your home. 

Musical Thanksgiving Celebration

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Remember to join us tonight for a Gospel Music concert starting at 6:00, followed by Michael Stock's Folk Music lecture at 6:30. It's an evening of musical fun! 

New Book Review by Stuart Hopen

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Story of Civilization by Will and Ariel Durant | Celestial Cities of Science and Magic

"Written over a fifty year period, The Story of Civilization presents a compendium of the human experience. Once these hard-bound tomes graced the shelves of households all over America, along with the gilt edges pages of encyclopedias." 

Visit Stuart's webpage for the entire review.