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Happy 2014! Marshmallows-on-sticks to hand, a group of 16 conversationalists gathered in the Socratic circle to fire up the New Year. While books on display focused on themes of gratitude, commitment, and life change, comments on the flip chart sparked thoughts for new beginnings: Better health. Finding three new good friends. Need more income to continue in NYC. Peace in my heart. A clearer vision for my professional future. Resolving issues with my parents. ...
Come showcase your talents at the Everett Cafe! We sponsor live music Mondays through Thursdays, 4-5pm, 5-6pm, or 6-7pm, scheduling weekly performances at peak cafe hours to maximize enjoyment by our community. Vocalists and acoustic instrumentalists performing classical, folk, jazz, bluegrass, traditional, pop, ...
Guest Talk: Zines & Handmade Publications: Possibilities for Personal Expression and Alternative Education, with Anne Hays & Discussants, Tuesday, 1/28, 4-5:30pm: here in the library at Russell 306 A zine, or fanzine, is a self-published work of original or appropriated texts and ima...
Education  -- Special -- we honor last, but not least. Design thinking infuses Socratic conversation, like mint tisane. U
An aspiring group of urban re-designers met recently to share ideas at one of the Library's monthly Socratic conversations on how to improve the quality of life in New York City.  Suggestions covered a gamut of inspiring possibilities -- greater sociability and concept of the neighborhood, more...
[caption id="attachment_19573" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="View upward inside Toghrul Tower, Ray, Iran. 12th century tomb of Seljuk ruler Toğrül. By Matthias Blume. "][/caption] Twenty-two brave souls addressed this question at the Library's monthly Socratic Conversation on November 7th, conducted by Ron Gross. They sta...
Design Thinking was practiced at the Socratic Conversation held on Thursday, September 19th with Ron Gross, group facilitator, author of Socrates’ Way, and Chair of the 
"Oh, uh, oh, I heard it on the radio....." (Ross Lynch) Are you... or do you want to be a dj? Let us come and see your show, and let the good times go on n' on! We are pleased to announce the expansion of the Everett Cafe 
Opening Days. A flutter of fresh faces. A rousing rag and a fallen moustache. A
So seeing the purple fields, row upon row of long, slender plants dotted with honeybees, I ponder the brief summer, and dream of France or England. Better yet, I am closer to home -- right here in the North Fork, savoring by bicycle the last of our August holiday. I brake at the lavender farm, and lean the old Raleigh against a shed to select lavender-print...