Selections from our UUFS Librarian

Father’s Day

With Father’s Day approaching, here are a few titles I’ve picked with an attempt at an eye for men’s interests (though that’s not something I profess to know).

  • Uh Oh: Some Observations From Both Sides of the Refrigerator Door by Robert Fulghum
  • Open Christianity: Home by Another Road by Jim Brillo
  • This Very Moment: A Brief Introduction to Buddhism and Zen for Unitarian Universalists by James Ishmael Ford
  • In Nature’s Honor: Myths and Rituals Celebrating the Earth by Patricia Montley

I enjoy having people stop by and say hello and to see the books on our Rolling Cart. You can always contact me directly with any questions at librarian@uufs.org.

-Ginny and the adorable cats

Book Recommendations for Parents from Jesse Nattamai

UUFS member Jesse Nattamai spoke to us on Sunday, May 14th on “Daring Greatly With Our Children,” about living wholeheartedly as a parent. Jesse is a mother of two who is currently in the process of becoming certified in Magda Gerber’s Educaring® approach (see Resources for Infant Educarers) which emphasizes respectful caregiving. Here are some titles she recommends:

  • Daring Greatly, The Gifts of Imperfection and Rising Strong by Dr. Brene Brown
  • Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton
  • No Bad Kids and Elevating Childcare: A Guide To Respectful Parenting by Janet Lansbury
  • Dear Parent: Caring For Infants With Respect & Your Self-Confident Baby by Magda Gerber
  • How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Faber and Mazlish

 

Women’s Book Group

Gray Mountain by John Grisham

GrayMountain“The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer’s career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track—until the recession hits and she is downsized, furloughed, and escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay, all for a slim chance of getting rehired.

In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady, Virginia, population 2,200, in the heart of Appalachia, a part of the world she has only read about. Samantha’s new job takes her into the murky and dangerous world of coal mining, where laws are often broken, communities are divided, and the land itself is under attack.”

We will discuss this book on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at Jo Ford’s.  Purchase through Amazon’s UUFS Donation page. Contact womens.book.group@uufs.org with any questions.

Social Action Book Group

U.S.ConstitutionThe Constitution of the United States by Delegates of the Constitutional Convention

The Supreme Court Justices have argued over the interpretations and implementation of these articles and amendments. Most recently, the extent and intent of the First Amendment is being challenged: freedom of speech and the press, freedom of assembly and the right to petition the government, and freedom of religion. We will go to the source document.

We will discuss it on a Sunday in July or August, date TBD. For more information, contact social.action.book.group@uufs.org.

There are several options to purchase through Amazon including a “Hip Pocket Guide.” If you buy starting from the Amazon links provided here, your purchases directly benefit UUFS.

 

Note: Buying through the UUA Bookstore provides money to UUA, a worthy cause. If you buy starting from this Amazon link, your purchases directly benefit UUFS.

 

 

 

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