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Books That Will Change Your Life: A Nonfiction Book Club

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Book Clubs

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Adults
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Join librarians Dennis and Elizabeth for a monthly conversation around a life-changing nonfiction book.  Each month we’ll select a book that will change your perspective, give you new strategies for handling life’s challenges, or deepen your understanding of a topic.

Some of the books have been recommended by local community leaders who told us which books inspired them in their lives and work. Other selections are our favorites or are popular with you, our patrons (based on length of holds lists or number of checkouts), or have otherwise won acclaim.

This month we will be reading The Gifts of Imperfection by Dr. Brené Brown; the book has sold more than two million copies in thirty-five languages and is recommended by the author as the best book to start with if you're new to her books. Before reading, you might want to check your strengths and opportunities for growth using the wholehearted inventory on the author's website, 

Brené’s TED talk on the Power of Vulnerability is one of the top five most-viewed TED talks in the world, with over 60 million views. Brené is the first researcher to have a filmed lecture on Netflix, and in March 2022, she launched a show on HBO Max.

Limited copies of the book will be available for pick up starting June 29 at the Central Library Pickup Window.

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