Judaism Disrupted

March 20, 2024 2PM – 3:30PM

Rabbi Michael Strassfeld’s Judaism Disrupted re-envisions a Judaism that cultivates inner qualities such as gratitude, patience and generosity, reshaping the tradition into something radically new.


Same Page Community Read: Florence Adler Swims Forever

March 20, 2024 5:30PM – 7PM

Each year, the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library invites all book lovers to participate in the Same Page Community Read, providing local residents with the opportunity to read and discuss a single book within their community.


Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant

March 21, 2024 4PM – 5:30PM
Ticketed Event

Join author Curtis Chin as he talks about his memoir about growing up working class, queer, and Chinese American in Detroit in the 1970s and 80s.


Stories of Meaning: Voices of Adult Learners

March 21, 2024 6PM – 8PM

Adult Learners from around the world will share their meaningful stories and poems about family, work, education and belonging.


SEEK: How Curiosity Can Transform Your Life

March 21, 2024 7PM – 8:30PM
Ticketed Event

Discover the superpower of curiosity with Scott Shigeoka, internationally recognized curiosity expert, speaker, and the author of SEEK: How Curiosity Can Transform Your Life and Change the World.


The 2024 Carol Troxell Reader: Dwight Garner

March 22, 2024 4PM – 5:30PM

In his memoir The Upstairs Delicatessen: On Eating, Reading, Reading About Eating, and Eating While Reading, this beloved New York Times critic dishes up the joys of books and food.


JMRL Book Swap

March 23, 2024 10AM – 12:30PM

Swap your gently used books for something new to you. It’s free, fun, and for all ages!


The Write Start: Moseley Speed Critique 

March 24, 2024 1PM – 3PM

Panelists will read aloud from anonymous submissions of the first 100 words of original, unpublished manuscripts, then discuss story elements that work, suggest story elements that could be improved, and answer questions from the audience.


Gladys S. Blizzard Lecture with Prudence Peiffer, Author of The Slip

March 24, 2024 1PM – 2:30PM
Ticketed Event

Art historian Prudence Peiffer’s book The Slip examines six visual artists and the work they created on the edge of Manhattan in the 1950s.

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