The antidote: happiness for people who can't stand positive thinking by Oliver Burkeman — Burkeman introduces us to a group of people who share a surprising way of thinking about life. Whether experimental psychologists, terrorism experts, Buddhists, hardheaded business consultants, Greek philosophers, or modern-day gurus, they argue that it's our constant effort to be happy that is making us miserable. Their alternative path to happiness and success involves embracing failure, pessimism, and uncertainty--the very things we spend our lives trying to avoid.
Join us on Thursday, October 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM as we celebrate books and book groups. Whether you want to learn about exciting titles for your own book group, are interested in finding out more about the CPL's book clubs, or simply want to meet, greet and chat with other book lovers, this event is for you. We will offering 'book tastings' as well as edible nibbles as we mix, mingle and share our insights.
Photo Creature by Shawn Budemer (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Join us for another edition of our popular Pinterest Live program series. This time around we tackle Halloween treats for your favorite ghosts and goblins. Staff librarian and crafting enthusiast Laura Fawcett will host as participants roll up their sleeves and attempt to recreate these three "Pins". All supplies will be provided and registration is required. Program will take place Thursday October 2 at 7:00 PM.
The secret rooms: a true story of a haunted castle, a plotting duchess, and a family secret by Catherine Bailey - January 17, 2015
Factory man: how one furniture maker battled offshoring, stayed local—and helped save an American town by Beth Macy - February 21, 2015
The monuments men: Allied heroes, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter - November 15, 2014
Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking by Susan Cain - December 20, 2014
Discover tai chi for fitness [videodisc] by Created and produced by Scott Cole
How to stay fit as you age [videodisc] by Kimberlee Bethany Bonura
Age of champions [videodisc] by Documentary Foundation presents a film by Christopher Rufo & Keith Ochwat
Demon's brood: a history of the Plantagenet dynasty by Desmond Seward
Eichmann before Jerusalem: the unexamined life of a mass murderer by Bettina Stangneth ; translated from the German by Ruth Martin
Midnight at the Pera Palace: the birth of modern Istanbul by Charles King
The Nixon tapes: 1971-1972 by edited and annotated by Douglas Brinkley and Luke A. Nichter
The Opium War: drugs, dreams and the making of China by Julia Lovell