« Thursday January 24, 2013 »
Start: 10:30 am
Thu 1/24 10:30am-11:30am Pre-School Story Time Please join us for pre-school story time every Thursday morning at 10:30am, with an art activity afterwards.    
Start: 7:00 pm
Thu 1/24 7pm-8pm Dr. Barbara Fredrickson discusses Love 2.0: How Our Supreme Emotion Affects Everything We  Feel, Think, Do, and Become Hudson Street Press (Penguin Books) $25.95 9781594630996 We all know love matters, but in this groundbreaking book positive emotions expert Barbara Fredrickson shows us how much. Even more than happiness and optimism, love holds the key to improving our mental and physical health as well as lengthening our lives. Using research from her own lab, Fredrickson redefines love not as a stable behemoth, but as micro-moments of connection between people--even strangers. She demonstrates that our capacity for experiencing love can be measured and strengthened in ways that improve our health and longevity. Finally, she introduces us to informal and formal practices to unlock love in our lives, generate compassion, and even self-soothe. Rare in its scope and ambitious in its message, "Love 2.0" will reinvent how you look at and experience our most powerful emotion.   Dr. Barbara L. Fredrickson, author of Positivity, is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Director of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Laboratory (a.k.a. PEP Lab) at UNC- Chapel Hill. She is a pioneer scientist in positive psychology. Her research centers on positive emotions and human flourishing and is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health. Her research and her teaching have been recognized with numerous honors. She lives in Chapel Hill with her husband and two sons.                
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