Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Our Latest Book Club Pick + News

“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” 
-L.M. Montgomery

Dear Members,

Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday! We had a great catch-up and discussions- however with more members that are available to attend next month, we thought to push the trivia giveaway for our next meeting!

Everyone had such great selections for this month's theme "Closer to the Truth", where we are taking a look at non-fiction: as a result, I have used Randomizer to determine which title will be our picks, and it turned out to be:

Eric's choice:

Summary: Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, and been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft. The secret to Col. Hadfield's success-and survival-is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst-and enjoy every moment of it. 

In An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, Col. Hadfield takes readers deep into his years of training and space exploration to show how to make the impossible possible. Through eye-opening, entertaining stories filled with the adrenaline of launch, the mesmerizing wonder of spacewalks, and the measured, calm responses mandated by crises, he explains how conventional wisdom can get in the way of achievement-and happiness. His own extraordinary education in space has taught him some counter intuitive lessons: don't visualize success, do care what others think, and always sweat the small stuff.

You might never be able to build a robot, pilot a spacecraft, make a music video or perform basic surgery in zero gravity like Col. Hadfield. But his vivid and refreshing insights will teach you how to think like an astronaut, and will change, completely, the way you view life on Earth-especially your own.

**Note: the book will be out on October 28th- there will be time to pre-order!**

Special Events

What's great about this pick is that Chris Hadfield will be attending many events which will have the opportunity to meet and get your book personally signed!
We can definitely make it a book club outing:

He is available at these dates- so maybe we can vote on which dates we can all attend together:
(Taken from the Indigo website)

In Conversation: Chris Hadfield 

Join Indigo's Chief Booklover Heather Reisman in conversation with the Commander of the International Space Station and Canadian hero, Chris Hadfield, about his inspiring journey and how to think like an astronaut with his new book, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life On Earth. Book signing to follow.

Date and Location:
Indigo Bay & BloorToronto, ON

Tuesday, October 29th
7:00 PM

(Taken from the Toronto Public Library website)

Chris Hadfield
Mon Dec 09, 2013
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
90 mins
Toronto Reference Library Bram & Bluma Appel Salon

Canadian space superstar Chris Hadfield discusses his debut book, "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth." With broadcaster Valerie Pringle.

Free tickets are required for this event and will be available starting Monday November 11 beginning at 10 am. Limit of two tickets per library customer.


Doors open at 6 pm. Please join us for a cash bar reception starting at 6 pm.

As most Appel Salon events are free, it is our policy to overbook. In case of a full program, your ticket reservation may not guarantee admission. Unclaimed reservations will be released to standby customers 10 minutes prior to the start of the program. We recommend that you arrive early.

Ticket holders will be required to bring a print out of their tickets to this event. Tickets are numbered and will be individually checked in at the reception desk.

Until then, feel free to take a look at the other selections that we have chosen!

Happy reading!

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