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Jax Reads

Join us for a community-wide read of The Namesake by Pulitzer-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri. We’ll explore the themes of:

  • immigration
  • maintaining cultural identity and
  • the importance of names

Check public spaces for a copy of the book, where we ask you to Read. Post. Repeat.

There will be book discussions, stories of immigration (from Germany, Haiti, India, and Ireland), movie screenings, discussions about names, Indian dance performances , and more!

The finale features award-winning filmmaker Mira Nair (The Namesake, Queen of Katwe, Monsoon Wedding and others).

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

All programs are free and open to the public.   Printable program guide.

 

 



Heartfulness Meditation

Come to the library and learn to relax, integrate your inner and outer lives, and enter a state of peacefulness. Indrani Sindhuvalli, Ph.D., will lead us in this Heartfulness Meditation workshop. Free and open to the public. Read1 JPL50

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Heartfulness Meditation

Come to the library and learn to relax, integrate your inner and outer lives, and enter a state of peacefulness. Indrani Sindhuvalli, Ph.D., will lead us in this Heartfulness Meditation workshop. Free and open to the public. Read1 JPL50

Saturday, May 27, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Heartfulness Meditation

Come to the library and learn to relax, integrate your inner and outer lives, and enter a state of peacefulness. Indrani Sindhuvalli, Ph.D., will lead us in this Heartfulness Meditation workshop. Free and open to the public. Read1 JPL50 Summer1

Saturday, June 3, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Heartfulness Meditation

Come to the library and learn to relax, integrate your inner and outer lives, and enter a state of peacefulness. Indrani Sindhuvalli, Ph.D., will lead us in this Heartfulness Meditation workshop. Free and open to the public. Read1 JPL50 Summer1

Saturday, June 17, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation Workshop

Come to the library and learn to relax, integrate your inner and outer lives, and enter a state of peacefulness. Indrani Sindhuvalli, Ph.D. and Amit Beniwal, will lead us in this Heartfulness Meditation workshop. Free and open to the public. Read1 JPL50 Summer1

Saturday, July 8, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation Workshop

Come to the library and learn to relax, integrate your inner and outer lives, and enter a state of peacefulness. Indrani Sindhuvalli, Ph.D. and Amit Beniwal, will lead us in this Heartfulness Meditation workshop. Free and open to the public. Read1 JPL50 Summer1

Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

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