• ESL Conversation Group
• Common Threads Quilters/Knitters
• Computer classes (Alternating Mondays)
• Book Group (4th Monday of the month)
• Movies/Creative Writing (Alternating Wednesdays)
•Book Group (4th Monday of the month)
Suggested Books About Race
SOPL Lecture Series
Special Conversations: Siri Hustvedt, "Writing For Your Health" July 9, 2021This week, we welcomed special guest Siri Hustvedt, author of several books and lecturer at Weill Medical School at Cornell. This program focuses on her essay "The Writing Self and the Psychiatric Patient," included in her collection "A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women."
This discussion is moderated by Laura Sims, SOPL librarian and author of the novel "Looker."
NOTE: Unfortunately, the last 5 minutes of this program were not recorded, so the interview fades out at the end.
Special Conversations: Wayne Eastman, "Bystander Ethics" June 25, 2021This week, Professor Wayne Eastman of Rutgers Business School talks about the bystander effect and what makes people act, citing two memorable cases: the Kitty Genovese murder of 1964, and the George Floyd murder of 2020. Read more about it here:
Special Conversations: Holly Painter, "The Obsolete Jobs Project" June 11, 2021This week, our guest is Holly Painter, a professor in the University of Vermont English Department, as she talks about her ambitious oral history project, where she talks to Americans who work in fields that are already or quickly becoming obsolete. She introduces us to folks working as a rug restorer, a book binder, a coal miner, and more.
More information can be found here: https://obsoleteontheroad.wordpress.com/