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The Old St. Pat's Book Group meets to discuss their October pick, Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.
The Salon: Classics Book Club meets to discuss The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.
The YA Book Club meets to discuss their October pick, Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore.
Join us in welcoming Ivo Daalder and James Lindsay to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on October, 25th at 5:00 pm, as they discuss their book, The Empty Throne: America's Abdication of Global Leadership.
Learn More about this event at thechicagocouncil.org.
About The Empty Throne:
Has America relinquished its global leadership role? From the ruins of World War II the United States led the creation of an international order based on strong alliances, free and open markets, and a commitment to democracy and human rights. But today this order, and the historic peace and prosperity it has underpinned for seven decades, is unravelling—a process that has dramatically accelerated since the election of President Trump and his America First agenda. What does this new foreign policy outlook mean for America’s influence and security? How might the rest of the world respond as the US abandons the institutions and agreements it once established?
About Ivo Daalder:
Ivo H. Daalder is president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He served as the US ambassador to NATO from 2009-2013. Prior to his appointment as ambassador to NATO by President Obama, Daalder was a senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution, specializing in American foreign policy, European security and transatlantic relations, and national security affairs. Before joining Brookings in 1998, he was an associate professor at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy and director of research at its Center for International and Security Studies. He also served as director for European affairs on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council staff from 1995-97. Ambassador Daalder is the author and editor of 10 books (including two with James Lindsay), and he is a frequent contributor to the opinion pages of the world’s leading newspapers, and a regular commentator on international affairs on television and radio. He was educated at the universities of Kent, Oxford, and Georgetown, and received his PhD in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
About James Lindsay:
James M. Lindsay is senior vice president, director of studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg chair at the Council on Foreign Relations. He was previously the inaugural director of the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin, where he held the Tom Slick chair for international affairs at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. He also previously held positions at the Brookings Institution and the University of Iowa. From 1996-1997 Lindsay was director for global issues and multilateral affairs on the staff of the National Security Council. He has written widely on various aspects of American foreign policy and international relations and has coauthored two books with Ivo Daalder. Lindsay holds an AB from the University of Michigan, and an MA, MPhil, and PhD from Yale University.
Join us in welcoming Ryder Carroll to the Sulzer Regional Library on October 30th at 7pm to discuss his book The Bullet Journaling Method! He will be in-conversation with his editor, Leah Trouwborst!
About the author: Ryder Carroll is a digital product designer and inventor of the Bullet Journal. He's had the privilege of working with companies like Adidas, American Express, Cisco, IBM, Macy's, and HP. He's been featured by the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Fast Company, Bloomberg, Lifehacker, and Mashable.
About the book:
The long-awaited first book by the founder of the enormously popular Bullet Journal® organizational system.
For years Ryder Carroll tried countless organizing systems, online and off, but none of them fit the way his mind worked. Out of sheer necessity, he developed a method called the Bullet Journal that helped him become consistently focused and effective. When he started sharing his system with friends who faced similar challenges, it went viral. Just a few years later, to his astonishment, Bullet Journaling is a global movement.
The Bullet Journal Method is about much more than organizing your notes and to-do lists. It's about what Carroll calls "intentional living": weeding out distractions and focusing your time and energy in pursuit of what's truly meaningful, in both your work and your personal life. It's about spending more time with what you care about, by working on fewer things. His new book shows you how to...
* Track the past: Using nothing more than a pen and paper, create a clear and comprehensive record of your thoughts.
* Order the present: Find daily calm by tackling your to-do list in a more mindful, systematic, and productive way.
* Design the future: Transform your vague curiosities into meaningful goals, and then break those goals into manageable action steps that lead to big change.
Carroll wrote this book for frustrated list-makers, overwhelmed multitaskers, and creatives who need some structure. Whether you've used a Bullet Journal for years or have never seen one before, The Bullet Journal Method will help you go from passenger to pilot of your own life.
About Leah Trouwborst:
Leah Trouwborst is an associate editor at Penguin Random House who seeks out books on new systems, strategies, or vocabulary that help us reach our goals. Editing Ryder’s book made her hold a mirror up to all the unintentional habits that were draining her energy, disrupting her life in the best possible way.