One City One Book Discussion

Event detail
將此活動添加到我的日曆上
 
Join other readers for a lively discussion of this year's One City One Book selection, A Paradise Built in Hell by Rebecca Solnit.

This book explores our need for community and common purpose, which Solnit argues are fundamental to democratic forms of social and political life. Blending reportage and analysis, the book surveys natural and man-made disasters including the ’06 earthquake, the Halifax explosion of 1917, the 1985 Mexico City earthquake, the Sept. 11th attacks, and Hurricane Katrina.  Solnit takes a positive view of human behavior showing that disasters can actually create a sense of community and purposefulness. A community’s typical response to catastrophe is self-organization and mutual aid–truly democracy in action–with neighbors and strangers rescuing, feeding and housing each other.

近期活動

Portola Branch Book Club
星期日, 2016年10月2日, 3:30 pm
Portola 分館, Portola 分館會議室
Western Addition Book Group
星期一, 2016年10月3日, 4:00 pm
Western Addition 分館, Western Addition 分館會議室
Great Books Discussion Group
星期三, 2016年10月5日, 6:30 pm
Presidio 分館, Presidio 分館會議室

更多相關活動

近期課程

Project Read Learner Book Club
星期三, 2016年10月26日, 6:00 pm
Main 總圖書館, 學習工作室
Great Books Discussion Group
星期三, 2016年10月26日, 6:30 pm
West Portal 分館, West Portal 兒童室開放時間

展覽

Don Quixote and the Golden Age
至 星期四, 2016年12月1日
Main 總圖書館, 國際文化中心
參加我們的調查