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Camp Dragonfly August 23-25

Summer Camp for Trans+ and Gender-Creative Kids 6-13


 
2019-07-12T17:18:09+00:00
 

July 2, 2019

Indigeneity—now a “Library Learnings” focus, Part 1: Reconciliation

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“Ripped from the headlines,” the saying goes.    Perhaps that can be said for what’s now begun in “Library Learnings,” and what will continue right through to year’s end: a series of six interrelated essays about Indigeneity in Canada. After all, does a day go by in which the media don’t report on Indigenous peoples in […]

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June 27, 2019

Featured Book: The Gifts of Imperfection

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On a recent Sunday, Chris New, in his preaching, pointed up this book…as well he might. Publishers Weekly calls it “a guidebook for pilgrims on the journey to wholehearted living.” And Niklas Goeke, for the website fourminutebooks.com, where he insists that professor, researcher, and author Brene Brown “never fails to deliver,” calls this the book “that really […]

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June 14, 2019

Featured Book: The Practicing Congregation: Imagining a New Old Church

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Historian Diana Butler Bass is unwilling to write off mainline Protestant churches as a lost cause. In fact, after having “done the serious research,” as the Hearts & Minds website puts it, she tells, in her 2004 book, of a transformation going on within at least some congregations: they’re showing, as her publisher, the Alban […]

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May 31, 2019

Featured Book: Finding Peace

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A “culture of peace” was, in part, the focus of SSUC’s last-of-May Sunday service. It was earlier that month that Canada’s Jean Vanier died; a remembrance in The Globe avowed that his “capacity for human empathy was inexhaustible.” So choosing the luminary’s Finding Peace to be the Library’s Featured Book is altogether rightful. In his 2003 […]

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May 17, 2019

Featured Book: Man’s Search for Meaning

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“Man’s search for meaning is the primary motivation in his life,” Viktor Frankl attests. Man’s Search for Meaning has sold over 10 million copies, been translated into two-dozen languages, and was voted one of America’s 10 most influential books by the Library of Congress. It is, first of all, Frankl’s memoir of life in Nazi […]

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