Courageous Conversations Book Club

Thursday, February 22, 2024 — 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Join us to discuss “I Never Thought of It That Way” by Mónica Guzmán.

February 22, 2024

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Thursday, February 22, 2024
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
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Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
234 Kensington Road
Berlin, CT


Age 18+

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    February’s Courageous Conversations will be held as a book discussion!

    We’ll be reading I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times by Mónica Guzmán. Please read the book prior to the conversation.


    About the Book

    When you think you have the answers, you need to be asking a lot more questions—and embracing fearless curiosity. In this timely, personal guide, journalist Mónica Guzmán shows why curiosity is our best policy and how you can put it to work for you immediately, sharing practical tips from the trenches of the social, political, and cultural divides.

    In these pages, you’ll learn:

    • How to ask what you really want to know (even if you’re afraid to)
    • How to grow smarter from even the most tense interactions, online or off
    • How to cross boundaries and find common ground—with anyone

    Whether you’re left, right, center, or not a fan of labels: If you’re ready to fight back against the confusion, heartbreak, and madness of our dangerously divided times—in your own life, at least—Mónica’s got the tools and fresh, surprising insights to prove that seeing where people are coming from isn’t just possible. It’s easier than you think.


    What are Courageous Conversations?

    Courageous Conversations is a small-group discussion series that will provide an opportunity for people of all backgrounds and viewpoints to discuss important local, cultural, social, and political issues in a safe environment where differing opinions, patient listening, and respectful discussion are welcomed as a necessary part of building connection with others and identifying shared values. Participants may be asked to read short articles, books, or listen to podcasts prior to the meetings and will be asked to abide by our shared discussion guidelines.

    Library staff will facilitate the conversations and ensure that all participants have the opportunity to share in the discussion.

    The event is in person and attendance space is limited; please remember to register.


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