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June Book Group Discussion: Rules for Old Men Waiting by Peter Pouncey

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A brief, lyrical novel with a powerful emotional charge, Rules for Old Men Waiting is about three wars of the twentieth century and an ever-deepening marriage. In a house on the Cape “older than the Republic,” Robert MacIver, a historian who long ago played rugby for Scotland, creates a list of rules by which to live out […]

March Book Group Discussion: Horse by Geraldine Brooks

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A discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history: from these strands, a Pulitzer Prize winner braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history. Kentucky, 1850. An enslaved groom named Jarret and a bay foal forge a bond of understanding that […]

January Book Group Discussion: The Hemmings of Monticello by Annette Gordon Reed

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This epic Pulitzer Prize-winning work tells the story of the Hemingses, whose close blood ties to our third president had been systematically expunged from American history until very recently. Historian and legal scholar Annette Gordon-Reed traces the Hemings family from its origins in Virginia in the 1700s to the family’s dispersal after Jefferson’s death in […]

November Book Group Discussion: How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan

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When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances […]

October Book Group Discussion: Deacon King Kong by James MacBride

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In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportscoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause Houses housing project in south Brooklyn, pulls a .38 from his pocket, and, in front of everybody, shoots the project’s drug dealer at point-blank range. The reasons for this desperate burst of violence and the consequences […]

What Is New For Medicare In 2024 (Virtual)

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What changes are anticipated for Medicare programs in 2024? Will the premiums for Part B increase? Do I need to review my Medicare health plan and prescription drug plan vs the new program options? What new benefits are being offered by various Medicare advantage programs? This seminar will address all these questions but no specific […]

Yiddish Book Center Virtual Field Trip

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Join Jennifer Young, Yiddish Book Center Education Program Manager, as she tells the story of how the Yiddish Book Center was founded, explains what kinds of programs they run, and shows how they collect and redistribute books. She will share short videos where Fellows of the Center give “behind the scenes” glimpses into the special […]

Are You New To Medicare

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Join an Educational Seminar offered for participants planning to go on Medicare in the next six months to a year. Learn how and when to sign up for Medicare, Basic Medicare vocabulary, considerations to think about when choosing plans and why working with an independent agent, at no cost to you, can assist you in making […]

April Book Group Discussion: The Sentence by Louise Erdrich

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The Sentence, asks what we owe to the living, the dead, to the reader and to the book. A small independent bookstore in Minneapolis is haunted from November 2019 to November 2020 by the store’s most annoying customer. Flora dies on All Souls’ Day, but she simply won’t leave the store. Tookie, who has landed […]

CLOSURE UPDATE: Sunday, July 14, 2024. The SABES CENTER MINNEAPOLIS is currently CLOSED due to a power outage and will REOPEN tomorrow (Monday, July 15) at its normal business hours. We apologize for the inconvenience.