Elephant Company: the inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in WWII by Vicki Croke
c. 2014; 343 pages
Michele Harper is a female African American emergency room physician in an overwhelmingly male and white profession. Brought up in Washington, D.C., in a complicated family, she went to Harvard, where she met her husband. They stayed together through medical school until two months before she was scheduled to join the staff of a hospital in central Philadelphia when he told her he couldn’t move with her. Her marriage at an end, Harper, began her new life in a new city, in a new job, as a newly single woman.
As Harper learned to become an effective ER physician in the ensuing years, bringing insight and empathy to every patient encounter, she understood that each of us is broken—physically and emotionally. How we recognize those breaks, how we try to mend them, and where we go from there are all crucial parts of the healing process.
This author talk with Michele Harper will cover many of the lessons she’s learned on her inspiring personal journey and the success of her New York Times bestselling memoir, The Beauty in Breaking.
About the author: Michele Harper has worked as an emergency room physician for more than a decade at various institutions, including chief resident at Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx and in the emergency department at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia. She is a graduate of Harvard University and the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
This is a virtual event. Please use the above link to register.
The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
c. 2019, 254 pages
This weekly drop-in event is for all crafters to have a place to work on projects and meet up with others who share their interests.
There is no charge and no registration is necessary.
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
c. 2019; 415 pages
This free class is sponsored by the Friends of the Agawam Library.and is open to all adult learners who are looking to improve their English in the areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing. This course will cover grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and various aspects of conversational English.
Giselle Rose-Burroughs, the instructor, is a former Berlitz Languages Instructor, with extensive experience as an American English Language Coach.
For further information or to register, please contact Nancy Seigel.
Listen to bestselling author and expert in child development, Dr. Michele Borba, as she discusses her book, Thrivers: Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine.
Data shows that today’s youth are the loneliest, most stressed, and risk-averse on record. Though well-educated, they are failing to launch in real life. So how can we teach them to be mentally strong and more successful? Dr. Michele Borba empowers educators and parents to help kids thrive in today’s fast-paced, digital-driven, often uncertain world. Through her research, she found the difference between those who struggle and those who succeed comes down to the personal traits that set Thrivers apart and set them up for happiness and a greater potential later in life. She offers practical, actionable ways to develop these Thrivers traits for kids and shows you how to teach them to cope today so that they can flourish tomorrow in school and life. These are lessons that will last a lifetime.
About the author: Michele Borba, Ed. D., the author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World, is an internationally renowned educational psychologist and expert in parenting, bullying, and character development. She has spoken to over one million participants on five continents. She has been a regular NBC contributor who regularly appears on Today and has been featured as an expert on Dateline, The View, Dr. Phil, NBC Nightly News, Fox & Friends, Dr. Oz, The Early Show, and many others.
This is a virtual event. Please register using the following link.
Mary Ellen More is the instructor for these beginner ChairFit & ChairYoga classes. She is a Level 1 YogaFit instructor and has completed Exercise Design for Seniors training.
She will alternate weeks, teaching a ChairFit class (cardio, wights, stretch bands, balls balance) and a ChairYoga class. For the ChairFit class please bring a set of free weights (bands and balls will be provided).
All classes are free of charge and open to adults and no registration is necessary.
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