VB Reads... Engaged Citizens Book Group

Read and discuss a variety of books exploring how to create a more civil and engaged community.Join Mary Dumas on the third Wednesday of the month from noon to 1:30. Authors DO NOT attend. Meetings are in the Readings Gallery -- brown bag lunches are encouraged. Anyone interested in exploring their role as an engaged citizen is welcome.



High Noon: 20 Global Problems, 20 Years to Solve Them Cover Image
ISBN: 9780465070107
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Published: Basic Books (AZ) - April 30th, 2003

Wednesday, May 18, noon
Calling for careful thought and action, Rischard discusses the most impressive idea to emerge from the recent World Economic Summit in Davos, Switzerland: a new approach to identifying and managing the world's twenty most pressing problems.

Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812976847
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Published: Random House Trade - February 9th, 2010

Wednesday, June 15, noon
In May 1787, in an atmosphere of crisis, delegates met in Philadelphia to design a radically new form of government. Distinguished historian Beeman captures the dynamic of the debate and the characters of the men who labored that historic summer.

The Spirit of Compromise: Why Governing Demands It and Campaigning Undermines It Cover Image
ISBN: 9780691160856
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Published: Princeton University Press - April 27th, 2014

Wednesday, July 20, noon
Calling for greater cooperation in contemporary politics, The Spirit of Compromise will interest everyone who cares about making government work better for the good of all.

The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250062598
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Published: Picador USA - April 7th, 2015

Wednesday, August 17, noon
The Internet has been hailed as an unprecedented democratizing force, a place where all can participate equally. But how true is this claim?