Misc Events

Open Discussion Project - July

Monday, July 8th, 2019, 5:30 p.m. (discussion title is A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order, by Richard Haass.)

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ISBN: 9780399562389
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Published: Penguin Books - January 2nd, 2018

"A valuable primer on foreign policy: a primer that concerned citizens of all political persuasions—not to mention the president and his advisers—could benefit from reading." —The New York Times


Open Discussion Project - June

Monday, June 10th, 2019, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (discussion title will be The Inclusive Economy: How to Bring Wealth to America's Poor, by Michael D Tanner)

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Published: Cato Institute - December 7th, 2018

In a bold challenge to the conventional wisdom of both liberals and conservatives, Michael Tanner, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, looks at the reasons for poverty in America and offers a detailed agenda for increasing wealth, incomes, and opportunity.


Open Discussion Project - May

Mon., May 13th, 5:30-7:00 PM (discussion title is The Gun Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know, by Philip J. Cook and Kristin A. Goss)

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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - May 2014

No topic is more polarizing than guns and gun control. From a gun culture that took root early in American history to the mass shootings that repeatedly bring the public discussion of gun control to a fever pitch, the topic has preoccupied citizens, public officials, and special interest groups for decades.


Open Discussion Project - April

Mon., April 8th, 5:30-7:00 PM (discussion title will be In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History, by Mitch Landrieu)

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ISBN: 9780525559467
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Published: Penguin Books - March 19th, 2019

The New Orleans mayor who removed the Confederate statues confronts the racism that shapes us and argues for white America to reckon with its past. A passionate, personal, urgent book from the man who sparked a national debate.


Open Discussion Project

Opening meeting Mon., Feb. 11, 5:30-7:00 PM

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Published: Vintage - February 12th, 2013

New York Times Bestseller
 
In this “landmark contribution to humanity’s understanding of itself” (The New York Times Book Review) social psychologist Jonathan Haidt challenges conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to conservatives and liberals alike. 
 


Poetry Society of NH: Maggie Dietz and Todd Hearon

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

The Poetry Society of New Hampshire meets at Gibson's Bookstore most months for a poetry performance and an open mic! The headliners this month are a husband and wife team of Maggie Dietz and Todd Hearon, with guitar accompaniment. An open mic follows their performance.

The Poetry Society meetings are free and open to the public! All are welcome, newcomers are encouraged. Come to listen, or come to participate.

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Poetry Society of New Hampshire

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

The Poetry Society of New Hampshire is back! This January they will be holding a Poets In the Round open mic reading; anyone can join the circle to ask questions or make comments, or to share their poetry! Bring four or five of your favorite poems (your own compositions, or someone else's) and we'll go around reading poems, asking questions, and discussing poems. Feel free to bring copies to share!

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