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Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Stacey D’Erasmo: A Musician’s Wild Ride

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Stacey D'Erasmo web
Arts & Culture

Wonderland follows a middle aged rock star going on one final tour — visiting a new city every night and sacrificing personal relationships in the process. D’Erasmo’s realistic novel explores the known clichés of a musician’s life while also bringing to life the hidden side of stardom.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Rick Atkinson: Allied Triumph of WWII

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

Rick Atkinson
Civics

Pulitzer Prize-winning Atkinson’s Guns at Last Light is the third book in his Liberation Trilogy. Beginning with D-Day in 1944, the book chronicles the tale of the final 11 months of World War II, U.S. involvement, the German surrender at Reims, and eventual Allied victory.

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Sunday, May 11, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Julene Bair: ‘The Ogallala Road’

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Julene Bair
Arts & Culture

The Great Plains Ogallala Aquifer is a dwindling resource and Bair’s farm is a contributing factor. Her memoir explores the intersection of this ongoing environmental crisis and love of the land. When the legacy of small family farms meets industrialization, something has to give.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Paul Taylor: The Millennials’ Economic Burden

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

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Civics

With 10,000 Baby Boomers retiring daily, the potential for medicare and social security costs to rest on the shoulders of the Millennials is at an all-time high. Pew Research Center’s Taylor says in the coming “generational showdown,” an economic and social truce must be achieved.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Sandra Tsing Loh with Marcie Sillman: The Menopausal ‘Madwoman’

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

Sandra Tsing Loh
Arts & Culture

Hailed as “howlingly funny,” Loh’s memoir chronicles her menopausal journey. Whether it’s coming to terms with middle age, raising preteens, or dealing with “raging hormones,” there’s something in her story for all — from aging females to their husbands, friends, and children.

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Monday, May 5, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Jason Padgett: ‘Struck By Genius’

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

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Science

Twelve years ago, Tacoma resident Padgett’s life suddenly changed when a mugging altered his brain forever. Struck By Genius is his story of acquired savant syndrome with mathematical synesthesia — he now sees the world around him in a series of mathematical designs.

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Friday, May 2, 2014, 6:30 – 8:00pm

Big Life Foundation presents: Nick Brandt: The Elephants’ Last Stand

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. Free-$5.

Rangers with Tusks of Killed Elephants
Community

Despite the ban on killing elephants, some estimates say up to 100 elephants are killed each day for their ivory. Brandt will discuss the organization’s ongoing conservation efforts to reduce African poaching and offer a first-hand account of the devastation he’s witnessed.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Shadi Hamid: Illiberal Islamist Politics

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Shadi Hamid with Brookings background
Civics

Since 2011’s Arab Spring, Islamist groups have been steadily gaining authority in what Hamid calls the “new Middle East.” Temptations of Power is a look at how these groups came to power, the effect they’re having on the people, and what their future might hold.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Thom Hartmann: Reversing America’s Financial Crash

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

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Civics

A declining middle class and rise of the wealthy have contributed to the country’s financial problems and according to Hartmann, the worst is yet to come. The Crash of 2016 offers his advice based on historical trends — the way forward lies in economic and political reform.

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Monday, April 14, 2014, 7:30 – 8:30pm

Scratch Night: Scholars in Residence: Rainier Scholars

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. Free.

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Arts & Culture

Meet our newest Scholars in Residence at their first event. Rainier Scholars will host an interactive evening focusing on their Town Hall experiences, exploring the intersection of their academic work and Town Hall — oratory.

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