Meets the 4th Thursday of the month, January – October at 10:00 am.
We’ll walk the trail and discuss books!
Join us on Thursday, April 27 at 10:00 am to discuss Grit by Angela Duckworth.
In this instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”
Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Duckworth, now a celebrated researcher and professor, describes her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not “genius” but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.
In Grit, she takes readers into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers—from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.
Among Grit’s most valuable insights:
*Why any effort you make ultimately counts twice toward your goal
*How grit can be learned, regardless of I.Q. or circumstances
*How lifelong interest is triggered
*How much of optimal practice is suffering and how much ecstasy
*Which is better for your child—a warm embrace or high standards
*The magic of the Hard Thing Rule
Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference.
–Barnes & Noble
Turn in your filled out bracket by March 10!!
Like books and basketball? Fill out a book bracket with your picks for favorite book and turn it in by March 10.
Then, vote on your favorites and follow the results as they’re posted on the bulletin board in the children’s area.
Collect points for correct guesses and win prizes!
Bracket can be picked up at the front desk or printed online. All ages can play!!
LEGO Club joins Maker Monday on March 13 at 4:00 Work by yourself of in teams to meet the monthly challenge! Learn about all things Maker Space! Every Monday our sewing machines, embroidery machine, MaKey MaKey kits, and Mario Maker will be available to use. Discover the 3D printer and create on TinkerCAD. Open to all ages!!!
Creative Artists & Crafters Tackle Unfinished Stuff Club
Usually the 1st Friday of the month from 10:00 until noon (drop-in style).
Our next meeting will be on April 7!
Our challenge (if you choose to participate) is to create something with leprechauns or a Celtic theme!
We provide the tables…you bring your unfinished projects to work on. Meet others to share ideas & learn new techniques!
Hope you can join us. Bring a friend!