Nonfiction Book Discussion

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Program Type:

Book Discussion, Virtual

Age Group:

Adults
Registration for this event will close on February 27, 2023 @ 7:00pm.

Program Description

Event Details

Join us for this engaging discussion of thought-provoking non-fiction titles. In February, we will discuss

Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting by Lisa Genova

In Remember, neuroscientist and acclaimed novelist Lisa Genova delves into how memories are made and how we retrieve them. You'll learn whether forgotten memories are temporarily inaccessible or erased forever and why some memories are built to exist for only a few seconds, while others can last a lifetime. You'll come to appreciate the clear distinction between normal forgetting and forgetting due to Alzheimer's. And you'll see how memory is profoundly impacted by meaning, emotion, sleep, stress, and context. Once you understand the language of memory and how it functions, its incredible strengths and maddening weaknesses, its natural vulnerabilities and potential superpowers, you can both vastly improve your ability to remember and feel less rattled when you inevitably forget. You can set educated expectations for your memory, and in doing so, create a better relationship with it. You don’t have to fear it anymore. And that can be life-changing.

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Copies of the book are available at the library.  Please ask at the Welcome Desk or Curbside Pickup.

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Virtual Program Conduct Policy

The library's patron conduct policy applies to virtual library programs. Library staff has the right to remove participants from virtual programs who are in violation of the patron conduct policy.


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