Yoga, Ogden Valley Branch

Our certified instructor will provide an invigorating workout and help improve mental wellness. Don’t forget your yoga mat!

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Book Discussion, Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things, Ogden Valley Branch

What possesses someone to save every scrap of paper that's ever come into their home? With vivid portraits that show us the traits by which you can identify a hoarder, Frost and Steketee explain the causes and outline the often ineffective treatments for the disorder while illuminating the pull that possessions exert on all of us. 

 

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Book Discussion, Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, Ogden Valley Branch

Persepolis: The Story of a ChildhoodI is Marjane Satrapi's memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. An intelligent and outspoken only child, Satrapi -- the daughter of radical Marxists and the grea-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor -- bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country. 

 

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Suffragette (PG-13), Pleasant Valley Branch

Film Series: Fight For Your Rights

Suffragette (PG-13), 106 minutes

Women in the United Kingdom’s early feminist movement soon learned that peaceful protests produced no results.  Some became radicalized, turning to violence to effect change. As a consequence, female protesters were brutally beaten and often arrested.  Many lost everything in their fight for equality - their jobs, their homes, their children, and their lives. Maud was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping, heart-breaking, and inspirational.

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Local Author Panels and Workshops, Southwest Branch

Are you writing a novel or would like to but don’t know where to start?  Don’t miss these workshops by Johnny Worthen and Aaron Yeager who will discuss how to create strong characters and settings, how to develop plot and story arcs, and how a little research can go a long way.  Also, visit the workshop presented by Lisa Dawn MacDonald, who is the Author Liaison, and Marketing and Promotion Director for The Wild Rose Press, a mid-size publisher.  Lastly, an author panel featuring, Mary Martinez, Stanalei Fletcher, Patricia G.

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Book Discussion: Powerful Punch Books, Southwest Branch

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

Told from the viewpoint of several Japanese women as they arrive in America as brides, the story follows their new lives through births, white peers, work, and war.  The last chapter is told from the point of view of the white American neighbors who watched as they were shipped off to camps.  Books will be available at the reference desk

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