Sunday, October 24, 2010

Peace: The Other Side of Anger-- A Workshop with David Wolffe Friday, October 29, 3:30 PM

David Wolffe is author of Peace:The Other Side of Anger to be published in the Fall 2010. The book was written to help parents, educators, social workers and others to help them understand anger and help empower young people to express this emotion without hurting themselves or others.

David will present a short workshop on the principles revealed in his new book,

David has been an educator for over 35 years. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree and Masters Degree in Education from Queens College. He taught grades 1-9 with the New York City Board of Education, and was a high school guidance counselor for 13 years. Presently he is an Adjunct Lecturer at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, where he teaches Sociology of Conflict, a course in the Dispute Resolution Program. He is also certified as a Peer Mediation Specialist from the International Center for Conflict Resolution of Columbia University Teachers College.

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Are you a Sinner? Read and Discuss : The Seven Deadly Sins Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Are you interested in Sin? Delve into selections from the Great Books' Foundation's new volume, The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler, and discover why, according to Dartmouth professor of ethics and human values Ronald M. Green, these short stories "remind us that most of our problems arise in the hidden recesses of the human heart."

Scholars Richard Wizansky and Deborah Luskin will lead the discussions. All discussions begin at 7 PM in the Library's meeting room.

For October 27 read about the sins of Pride and Envy through the writings of William Faulkner, "A Rose for Emily" and Flannery O'Connor, "Good Country People", and Edith Wharton, "Roman Fever

Books are available for loan at the Main Circulation desk.