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Making a Difference

How Love and Duty Change Lives

September 12, 2019 - January 9, 2020 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm | Jackson Memorial Library

A Let's Talk About It series

Series: Making a Difference

Scientists tell us that compassion and empathy are what make us human, are what distinguish us from all other animals. From infancy, we learn to see out of others’ eyes, to  appreciate their difficulties and their needs. What happens, though, when we are called to act upon what we perceive as our duty, especially when such action entails considerable sacrifice? We may be family members caring  for partners, children, aging parents and siblings; we live in communities, cities, a nation; we are graduates, professionals, workers; we have both vocations and avocations; and we are, like it or not, members of the human race. Confronted with questions of duty, responsibility, service, we choose how best to demonstrate our humanity.

Dates: September 12, 2019; October 10, 2019; November 14, 2019; December 5, 2019; and January 9, 2020


Let’s Talk About It provides public libraries with free, scholar-led book discussions. Its many series enable libraries to bring community members together in conversation around a range of compelling themes that reflect community interests.