Parents Share -- The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids
MPLS - Wed, Jan 11 through Feb 8, 9:30-11am, Room 394-96
Join us as we read and reflect on "What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids." Of course, this is what all of us want for the children we love… to be happy, confident, and capable and to live and flourish in a family where they are loved and affirmed. American parents have figured out how to raise children who achieve academically, athletically, and artistically; keep busy schedules; and give their parents something to write about in the Christmas letter. Join Marilyn Sharpe, Mount Olivet member, parent, and parent educator, as we cross the Atlantic Ocean to discover the Danish way of parenting. The Danes have learned something about becoming a family where parents and kids thrive in one another’s presence. You will discover all of the things you are already doing right, fine tune a few things that can make you happier, and be back in time for lunch!
Register www.mtolivet.org. Cost: $15 (includes book).
Evening Library Book Club
MPLS - 2nd Wednesdays, 7pm, Lounge.
Mary Slinde invites you to join her and other avid readers for stimulating discussion of a wide variety of books. Note: September meeting is at Vicki Peterson’s (612-374-1304), 5250 Penn Ave S, Mpls, MN.
December 14 - Pronto by Elmore Leonard
January 11 - Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
February 8 - Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
March 8 - Brooklyn by Colm Tobin
April 12 - Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarity
May 10 - Lilac Girls by Martha Kelley
June 14 - Dewey - The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron
Mid-day Book Club
3rd Tuesdays, 11:30am-1pm, Room 457
Bring a lunch and join Mount Olivet librarian Chelle Urabe and others for lively discussion on a variety of books. Contact Chelle (firstname.lastname@example.org / 612.767.2266) if you plan to attend. Bring a friend--all are welcome!
December 20 – If I live to be 100 by Neenah Ellis
January 17 – The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
February 21 – The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
March 21 – The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
April 18 – The Lost Continent by Bill Bryson
May 16 – Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent
June 20 – The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
July 18 – Evicted by Matthew Desmond
August 15 – The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
September 19 – Mrs. Sinclair’s Suitcase by Louise Walters
October 17 – Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
November 21 – A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
December 19 – 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff