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  • Lots of events at Main Library this month

    Main Library Book Club
    Thursday, October 4 (noon – 1 p.m.)

    Santa Rita Room
    "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley
    Writing for Self-Reflection
    Saturday, October 6 (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
    Fourth Floor Board Room
    Research shows that consistent self-reflective writing in a focused manner can have profound health benefits. In this workshop we experiment with various inwardly-focused writing exercises, then share our insights about each process. Also we learn how this personal writing can enhance and change our lives. Presented by writing coach Traci Moore.
    Artist Reception – Eric McKinley
    Saturday, October 6 (3 – 4:30 p.m.)
    Children’s Meeting Room

    Main Library Poetry Circle
    Saturday, October 20 (10:30 – 11:30 a.m.)
    We will read and discuss the work of Mary Ruefle, American poet, essayist, and professor. 
    Adapting to Climate Change
    Saturday, October 20 (3 – 4:30 p.m.)
    Lower Level Meeting Room
    The last of a series of talks "Climate Change: Arizona's New Reality." Climate change is real and affecting our home. Hear how to put the brakes on climate change and learn about ways to deal with a hotter future. Meet students who are taking action and arm yourself with information.
    Presented by Dr. Katharine Jacobs, faculty member at the University of Arizona in the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science and Director of the Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions (CCASS) within the Institute of the Environment. CCASS builds and supports climate change adaptation and assessment capacity at regional, national and international scales, based on climate science and service investments within the University.
    Age Discrimination in Employment: An Unseen Epidemic
    Saturday, October 27 (11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
    Lower Level Meeting Room
    Today, age 30 is considered old in some industries, particularly high tech. Surveys show that two out of three workers between ages 45 and 74 say they have seen or experienced age discrimination at work. Job seekers over age 35 cite age discrimination as a top obstacle to getting hired.
    Patricia G. Barnes, an attorney and former judge, is the author of "Betrayed: The Legalization of Age Discrimination in the Workplace and Overcoming Age Discrimination in Employment." She will discuss what constitutes age discrimination, how the scale has moved in recent years, and why age discrimination has been epidemic and unaddressed for 50 years.
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