Join Oscar Romero for an interactive workshop on the essential benefits of negotiation skills to help more effectively ask for/get what we want in our professional and personal lives. Mr. Romero lived in South America for 3 years in the 1990's where it is common to negotiate before agreeing on a price for goods and services. At work and with friends he learned simply that if you don't ask for something you won't get it. Finding the courage to ask for something (better salary, lower price, help from a life partner, etc) and knowing how to effectively ask for it can reap significant benefits. Attendees will learn how to strive for win-win situations. There is no fee for this workshop, but we do request that you register. Registration is limited for this event, so sign up early.
Discussion of The Selfish Gene, by Richard Dawkins. Dawkins' reformulation of the theory of natural selection has the rare distinction of having provoked as much excitement and interest outside the scientific community as within it. His theories have helped change the whole nature of the study of social biology, and have forced thousands of readers to rethink their beliefs about life.
In his internationally bestselling, now classic volume, The Selfish Gene, Dawkins explains how the selfish gene can also be a subtle gene. The world of the selfish gene revolves around savage competition, ruthless exploitation, and deceit, and yet, Dawkins argues, acts of apparent altruism do exist in nature. Bees, for example, will commit suicide when they sting to protect the hive, and birds will risk their lives to warn the flock of an approaching hawk.
This discussion will be held upstairs in the library.
Film showing of Maleficent, directed by Robert Stromberg and starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom, and perhaps to Maleficent's true happiness as well.
"Maleficent feels classical in nature. The characters are boiled down to their essentials, the humor is timelessly broad, and Jolie's at her best when she's curling her claws and elongating her vowels like a black-sabbath Tallulah Bankhead." --Entertainment Weekly
"An exquisitely designed, emotionally absorbing work of dark enchantment." --Hollywood Reporter