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Our One Book Committee Thanks You!

One Book 2015 wrapped up with our finale, a presentation by author Roz Chast, on Saturday night. Roz addressed nearly 400 audience members, who were certainly treated to an original, comical, and honest presentation. Roz shared with us insights about …

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One Book Movie Series at the Avalon

Our last One Book movie of the series takes place this Sunday, 1:30 pm, at the Avalon Theatre at 7th and Main St. Admission will cost $6.00.

Mother, a 1996 film, stars Albert Brooks and Debbie Reynolds. Brooks plays a …

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Crucial Conversations

The title of Roz Chast’s book and our One Book selection, Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?, says it all. The topic of the end of our lives is naturally uncomfortable. Not only is it complicated and time …

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Author and cartoonist Roz Chast to speak at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Avalon Theatre

Author and cartoonist Roz Chast (Photo by Bill Franzen)

Roz Chast, an accomplished author and illustrator known for her work in The New Yorker magazine, will speak at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Avalon Theatre to discuss her …

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Wrinkles featured as next One Book Movie

You won’t want to miss Sunday’s One Book Movie, Wrinkles, at the Central Library at 1:30 pm. This animated feature film for an adult audience is based on a graphic novel, an illustrated work, by Paco Roca. A lot …

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Art as Healing

Our One Book program this evening, Art and Journaling to Heal the Heart, will cover a powerful method that assists people recovering from grief. Art therapy clients “use art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore …

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Become a Cartoonist. Become a Cartoon!

Roz Chast, our One Book author, is known for her brilliant interpretations of the everyday. She uses recurring “everyfolk” characters, and addresses the issues of our time: guilt, anxiety, family, money, and more. The same is true in Can’t We

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Lessons on Longevity

Our last One Book panel discussed the ways people can nurture their Body, Brain, and Well-Being. Panelists shared the importance of activities including volunteering, exercise, strategic games, and staying in touch with a health care provider. The importance of friends …

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Cartooning Documentaries this Sunday

You might have noticed by now that our One Book choice, Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast is not like any previous selection. Our Movie Series Sunday is shaking up it’s format also. Join us …

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