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Week One: Body Scan Become more aware of our physiological responses so that we notice our signals and intuition earlier.
Week Two: Just Like Me and Lovingkindness Train the skillset of empathy, which is very helpful during disagreements or conflict.
Week Three: Mindful Breathing Create more spaciousness in our busy lives and learn to consciously respond to situations instead of instinctively reacting.
Week Four: Resilience Shift from the existential to the experiential helps build self-compassion and resilience in difficult situations.
British World War II hero Clarence Adams will share his story at Smiley Library
Patrons interested in history will want to be at the Smiley Library/Contemporary Club on Friday August 3 at 10 AM to hear Clarence Adams be interviewed by Smiley Library Director Don McCue. Mr. Adams was born in Wakefield, England, in 1918 and was drafted into the British military in 1939 and sent to France. Overrun by the Nazi blitzkrieg in June 1940, most of the British Army was miraculously saved by the Dunkirk evacuation.
Mr. Adams unfortunately was one of 40,000 British military personnel who were left behind in France and captured by German troops under the command of Gen. Erwin Rommel. Mr. Adams spent five long years in Nazi Germany as a prisoner of war and experienced many deprivations, including meager rations, grueling labor and finally a 100 mile forced march in the dead of winter. With his strength nearly at an end, he was liberated by General George Patton’s Third Army on April 29, 1945.
The A.K. Smiley Public Library is located at 125 W. Vine St. in Redlands. The library’s Contemporary Club meeting hall is located immediately south of the library behind the Lincoln Memorial Shrine. Admission to the event is free.
A.K. Smiley Public Library
and the University of Redlands
The Heartfulness Way
Author Event with Joshua Pollack
When the heart is at peace, the mind is at rest.”
Join us for an evening of meditation and conversation
- Introductions by Dr. Fran Grace, University of Redlands
- Conversation with author Joshua Pollack and A.K. Smiley Principal Librarian Jennifer Downey
- Heartfulness meditation experience
- Meet and greet with the author
University of Redlands University Hall
Thursday, July 19, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
FREE to the public
of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Joplin, Gypsies and Dvořák
An Evening of melodies with special guest Paul Stein
Paul Stein, violinist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for 36 years, performs delightful romantic melodies and the great American music, ragtime.
A.K. Smiley Library
Tuesday, June 19th at 6:00pm
FREE to the public