Monday, January 21:  The Library celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day and is open regular hours, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Current Affairs
You asked us to engage community members in current affairs and decision-making. In a time when national, local, and family debates seem to polarize and drive us apart, we ask: “Is it still possible to find common ground. And if so, how?” The Library invites community members  with differing perspectives opportunities to engage in civic dialog.

 

Tackling Wicked Problems: The New Public Participation
Dr. Martín Carcasson, Director of the Center for Public Deliberation, discusses how to shift toward collaborative problem-solving, thereby transforming political conversations and tapping into the best of human nature.

Printable Program PDF

Tackling Wicked Problems Through Deliberative Engagement 

by Martín Carcasson, CSU Center for Public Deliberation

 

Civil discourse books and DVD recommended by Martín Carcasson and Senator Linda Newell

 

The Last Bill: A Senator’s Story (DVD)

 

 

Predictably Irrational: The hidden forces that shape our lives
by Dan Ariely

 

 

What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite
by David DiSalvo

 

 

A Mind of its Own: How Your Brain Distorts and Deceives
by Cordelia Fine

 

 

How We Know What Isn’t So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life
by Thomas Gilovich

 

 

by Jonathan Haidt

 

 

by Daniel Kahneman

 

 

by David McRaney