What do we as Americans owe to other members of our society? How can we relate to one another? This month, we'll discuss John Stuart Mill's text 'On Liberty' and how it relates to our democracy.
Let's talk about what we want our society to look like!
Join Spokane Public Library's Current Affairs Specialist, Shane Gronholz, for a monthly 'salon' centered around discussions on what you believe the rights and responsibilities of citizenship in the United States are. This month, we'll discuss John Stuart Mill's classical text On Liberty, available freely here: https://socialsciences.mcmaster.ca/econ/ugcm/3ll3/mill/liberty.pdf. Reading is recommended but not required.
If you don't have a chance to read the text, read this illustrated summary of On Liberty!
Spokane Civics Salon will meet from 2:00-3:30 PM on the last Sunday of every month. Each Salon will be focused on a particular text.
This event will take place in Conference Room B on the third floor of Central Library.
What is a salon?
A Salon is a gathering of people guided by a host who come together to exchange ideas and increase their knowledge through meaningful conversation.
Shane holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Colorado Boulder. He has taught courses in logic, ethics, social and political philosophy, and the philosophy of law. He has been published in the areas of the nature of rationality, human well-being, and the ethics of personal relationships.
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We strive to make events welcoming for people of all abilities. To request accommodations, call the library at 509-444-5308.
AGE GROUP: | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Learning & Lectures | Book & Film Discussions | Arts & Culture |
|Mon, Mar 27||9:00AM to 7:00PM|
|Tue, Mar 28||9:00AM to 7:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 29||9:00AM to 7:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 30||9:00AM to 7:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 31||10:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sat, Apr 01||10:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Apr 02||12:00PM to 4:00PM|
COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY
66 public computer stations
MEETING & STUDY ROOMS
300 person capacity nxʷyxʷyetkʷ Hall (pronounced: inn-whi-whi-ettk, a Salish word meaning Life in the Water)
256 capacity combined event space on the 1st floor
34 person capacity maker studio
2 conference rooms
2 reservable co-working spaces in the Business Lab
5 study rooms
Media Studios – production studio, recording studio, and video studio
Friends of the Library used book store
New Leaf Café
Business Lab with Bloomberg Terminal & Coworking Space
Computer Lab (Faxing, copying, scanning, printing)
Inland Northwest Special Collections
Shimmer (public art) by John Rogers
River Rumpus Children’s Playspace