Upcoming Literary Events

Community Divided/Humanity United Featuring Sally Kohn

Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7pm
Lawrence Family JCC Gymnasium

In Partnership with Anti-Defamation League of San Diego

At a moment when we are facing an epidemic of incivility and hate—with divisive political speech, online trolling, and hate crimes escalating—popular CNN commentator and former Fox News contributor Sally Kohn sets out to discover why we hate and how we can stop. Come together for an honest conversation about the “epidemic of incivility” as well as real-world solutions to curb the “hate.” Sally will be “in conversation” with a high-profile interviewer and will be available for a book signing following her talk. This event is generously funded by the County of San Diego’s Community Enhancement Program.

“…Sally Kohn’s book is uplifting, funny, and full of inspiring solutions.” —Van Jones, CNN host and bestselling author of Beyond the Messy Truth

A book signing follows the event.
Free, but please RSVP below.

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Brian Keating - Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science’s Highest Honor

Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 7pm
Dove Library-Schulman Auditorium
Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011

Join UCSD astrophysicist Brian Keating to discuss his new book which tells the inside story of a quest to unlock one of cosmology’s biggest mysteries, derailed by the lure of the Nobel Prize. Keating brings to vivid life the highly competitive, take-no- prisoners, publish-or- perish world of modern science. Along the way, he provocatively argues that the Nobel Prize, instead of advancing scientific progress, may actually hamper it, encouraging speed and greed while punishing collaboration and bold innovation. Keating offers practical solutions for reforming the prize. A book signing will follow the Talk.

“Brian Keating’s riveting new book tells the inside story of the search for cosmic origins, emphasizing the influence of Nobel dreams and laying bare the question of whether the lure of grand prizes is ultimately a good thing for science.” —Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe

Book signing to follow.
Price: FREE
Please RSVP with link.
General Admission Seating

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Yossi Klein Halevi - Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 11am
Dove Library-Schulman Auditorium
1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 7pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre

The Jewish Book Award-winning author of Like Dreamers offers a powerful and nuanced call for reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians in Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor. In ten provocative and moving letters, Halevi—who was born in the U.S. and emigrated to Israel in his twenties —shares his passion for his adopted homeland and why he refuses to despair of peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Through his unique prism, Halevi reveals the complex strands of faith, pride, anger, and anguish he feels as a Jew living in Israel.

Halevi is a senior fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, where he co-directs, together with Imam Abdullah Antepli of Duke University, the Muslim Leadership Initiative.
Book signing to follow.
Price: $26 includes one copy of the book per order.
General Admission Seating

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