Time: September 18, 2016 from 3pm to 4pm
Location: Boca Raton Public Library - Downtown
Street: 400 NW 2nd Avenue
City/Town: Boca Raton, FL 33432
Website or Map: http://www.bocalibrary.org
Event Type: author, talk, and, booksigning
Organized By: Boca Raton Public Library
Latest Activity: Sep 17, 2016
Meet Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in Challenging Times, as he visits the Boca Raton Downtown Library on his multi-city book tour. This presentation continues the library’s commitment to promote civic engagement. “In this time of turmoil and division, it is important to understand how our own positive actions can move us forward in the local community,” says Cyndi Bloom, President of the Friends of BRPL. “The Friends are pleased to fund this program with nationally known author Paul Loeb, who offers solutions for positive engagement in difficult times.”
In his talk, Loeb will share stories and themes from his bestselling books: Soul of a Citizen, The Impossible Will Take a Little While, and Generation at the Crossroads. He will focus on how ordinary citizens can make their voices heard and actions count in a time when we're told neither matter, and how people can get involved in larger community issues. Loeb notes, “I hope that people who hear me will walk away with a sense that their actions can matter, and that we can indeed tackle our common problems, even those that often seem impossible.”
Paul Loeb has spent forty years researching and writing about citizen responsibility and empowerment, asking what makes some people choose lives of social commitment, while others abstain. In addition to the books he has published, Loeb has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and The Nation, and has been interviewed by CNN, NPR, C-SPAN and the BBC. He has lectured at over 400 colleges throughout the country and founded the Campus Election Engagement Project, a national nonpartisan effort to help college students participate in America's elections.
Find out why Habitat for Humanity founder Millard Fuller said, “Paul Loeb brings hope for a better world in a time when we so urgently need it.” Books will be available for purchase and signing after the talk. Register through the calendar at bocalibrary.org.