The love of learning,
the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet
serenity of books.

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

Autumn Events

What's Edina Reading?


Saturday, September 23, 2017, 2:00-3:30 pm
Fireside Room, Edina Senior Center (below the library)


Edina author Susan Latta will read from her new book, Bold Women of Medicine: 21 Stories of Astounding Discoveries Daring Surgeries, and Healing Breakthroughs. Bring your household's future scientist or doctor to learn about this great new work of biographical nonfiction for young people. Books will be available for purchase or signing.


An Edina Reads event. Sponsors: Friends of the Edina Library, Edina Community Foundation, Edina Senior Center, Edina High School, Edina Community Education, Edina Resource Center, Edina League of Women Voters, Friends of the Hennepin County Library.



Monday, October 7, 2017, 4:00-5:30
Fireside Room, Edina Senior Center (below the library)


Beheadings, Duels, and Modern Political Discourse: Wolf Hall and Hamilton as Popular History

Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall, the award-winning novel focused on 16th century England, and Hamilton, the much lauded musical by Lyn-Manuel Miranda, are excellent examples of the reinterpretation of the past that reflect modern anxieties. The usual versions of Thomas Cromwell and Alexander Hamilton paint them as failures at critical points of history. But in Mantel's and Miranda's modern versions, all assumptions about these two historical actors are reversed and it is in these treatments and their astonishing popularity that we can explore our fears and our uneasiness about the future. Dr. Cynthia Curran, Professor Emerita, History, at St. Benedict's College will speak at this Edina Reads program.


Sponsored by Friends of the Edina Library; Sponsored by the Edina Community Foundation, Edina Senior Center, Edina High School, Edina Community Education, Edina Resource Center, Edina League of Women Voters, and Friends of the Hennepin County Library.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 1:00-2:30
Fireside Room, Edina Senior Center (below the library)


Author: Echo Bodine

Renown psychic, author, and director of the Center for Spiritual Development, Echo Bodine will speak on her life, how she came to understand her gifts, and opportunities for the audience to learn more about their own intuitive and psychic strengths and abilities. Books will be available for sale and signing.


Sponsored by Friends of the Edina Library and the Edina Senior Center.