Events

Banned Books Week Open Reading

Location: Level 3, just inside the east entrance Make your voice heard and fight for your right to read! Read aloud from your favorite banned or challenged book. Bring your own or feel free to choose from selections we'll bring to the event. Free refreshments will be provided. Banned Books Week 2018 brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restricted in libraries and schools. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. More info here from the American Library Association: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/banned This year's top ten banned books can be found here: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10



Banned Books Week Open Reading

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GRIP: Conversational Portraits on Mental Health, Cara Jean Means Exhibition

GRIP is a 10 portrait series that aims to illustrate how it feels for those currently in the throes of mental health crisis. This will help those who don’t have mental health issues as well as those who do to shift their conversational habits toward recognition, healthy coping, and revolutionizing medical care. Artist talk on September 20th.



Conflicts in Federal Land Management and Why they Matter

The federal government’s ownership and management of vast amounts of land in the West creates conflicts and tensions here that do not exist elsewhere. The Utah Chapter of the Federal Bar Association is pleased to sponsor a panel discussion covering the legal underpinnings for the federal government’s claims of ownership and control; the types of legal (and other) challenges raised against federal land ownership and management in the last half of the 20th century, and how those challenges were resolved—some more successfully than others; and how lessons learned from those experiences are—or are not—affecting current challenges to federal land ownership and management practices. Read more at http://www.law.utah.edu/event/conflicts-in-federal-land-management-and-why-they-matter/



Sleepover at the Zoo

Location: Room 1150 It's time for cute animals and fun snacks! Swing by to watch the free film, "Playful Creatures". investigates how our favorite pets get in touch with their wild side through play. Discover how the pastimes of parakeets, marathon-running hamsters, wall-climbing cats, revered rabbits, and Peruvian dogs are just a whisker away from the wild. Free refreshments will also be provided.



Art and Wellness: Yoga in the Great Hall

Experience the art of yoga. Join us in the UMFA Great Hall to explore connections between the practice of yoga and themes found in the art on view in the galleries. All levels are welcome and a limited number of mats are available. Classes are led by Jendar Marie Morales, a Yoga Alliance registered master teacher who focuses on hatha, vinyasa, and restorative styles of yoga. She helps run the University of Utah Yoga Teacher Training and teaches yoga across Salt Lake City. Morales has an MA in museum studies from New York University and is the director and curator of Mestizo Gallery. The series runs every Thursday from August 30 through October 25. Yoga will not be held on October 11 due to Fall break. Sponsored by University of Utah PEAK Health and Fitness.

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Art and Wellness: Yoga in the Great Hall

Experience the art of yoga. Join us  for a free Yoga class in the UMFA Great Hall to explore connections between the practice of yoga and themes found in the art on view in the galleries. All levels are welcome and a limited number of mats are available. Classes are led by Jendar Marie Morales, a Yoga Alliance registered master teacher who focuses on hatha, vinyasa, and restorative styles of yoga. She helps run the University of Utah Yoga Teacher Training and teaches yoga across Salt Lake City. Morales has an MA in museum studies from New York University and is the director and curator of Mestizo Gallery. The series runs every Thursday from August 30 through October 25. Yoga will not be held on October 11 due to Fall break. Sponsored by University of Utah PEAK Health and Fitness.



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Nathan Devir speaks on Chaim Potok

It's our next Books and Bridges event and Weller Book Works welcomes Nathan Devir and his presentation "Strained Boundaries: Exclusivism versus Pluralism in the Literature of Chaim Potok". The award-winning novelist and rabbi Chaim Potok often referred to himself as a zwischenmensch (Yiddish: an "in-between person") with respect to his own religious and social identity; and the characters that populate his novels also exhibit this same existential malaise. Finding Orthodox Judaism too restrictive, and secular American culture too permissive, they are unable to belong wholeheartedly to either milieu. This lecture by University of Utah Jewish Studies professor Nathan Devir will use Potok's literary works to showcase what it means to be an "in-between person" in modern society, regardless of one's particular faith group, especially when the loyalty to that group often proves difficult to reconcile with the freedom to explore one’s own personal spiritual and artistic visions allowed for in secular culture.

This event is organized by Books & Bridges — a community institute of ideas and conversation. Our mission is to facilitate discussion on the best of human thought. We explore the wisdoms of the world and apply them to modern life. We have no political, religious, or ideological affiliation. In a society divided by uncivil discourse, the beauty of the humanities—novels, history, philosophy, poetry, ethics, and epics—lifts us to our better angels. In our busy world we need space for friends and fellow learners to do a little more heart-to-heart and mind-to-mind.

This event is free and is part of the Utah Humanities Book Festival.



Guest Author John M. Olsen

Devotion . . .Duty . . .Power . . .Deceit . . . Princess Lilia Talendor of the Graven Kingdom finds herself promised to marry a foreign king to secure her father's release. She will do her duty, but even the plans forced upon her suffer as slavers take advantage of chaos in the kingdom during the king's absence. King Gavin Stoutheart wants desperately to meet and impress Princess Lilia, even if she is the daughter of his enemy. He hopes to bring peace to all of the Crystal Kingdoms, but traitors, spies, and uncertain advisors challenge his plans as he seeks to discover why the princess has been delayed. Crystal magic and animal avatars join the intrigue as challenges come from all quarters. War looms on the horizon, and one thread runs through it all. Gavin needs allies, and Lilia could be the key to saving or destroying both their kingdoms. Join us in welcoming author John M. Olsen to The Printed Garden on Thursday night, September 20th, to celebrate the release of the second book in his Riland Throne series! This event will begin at 7:00 p.m.