Date: May 17
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Location: Village Books


Read and discuss a variety of books exploring how to create a more civil and engaged community.Join Mary Dumas on the third Wednesday of the month from noon to 1:30. Authors DO NOT attend.

Meetings are in the Readings Gallery — brown bag lunches are encouraged. Anyone interested in exploring their role as an engaged citizen is welcome.

A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster by Rebecca Solnit

The most startling thing about disasters, according to award-winning author Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearning for community, purposefulness, and meaningful work that disaster often provides.