Celebrating a New Release by a Member of our Community

Marge Goka’s latest book of poems, The Woven Flag, has been published by Book Venture in Michigan and is available through them in paperback, pdf, epub and kindle formats. It is also available on Amazon here (using our UUFS Donation link) in paperback. Congratulations Marge!

Selections from our UUFS Librarian

Father’s Day

Here are a few titles for Father’s Day 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 during Coffee Hour. You can see our entire catalog online here, and 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

The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout

“Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. . . But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan—the Burgess sibling who stayed behind—urgently calls them home.

With a rare combination of brilliant storytelling, exquisite prose, and remarkable insight into character, Elizabeth Strout has brought to life two deeply human protagonists whose struggles and triumphs will resonate with readers long after they turn the final page.”

We will discuss this book on Thursday, July 27, 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 Janet Takahashi at 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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