Adventures in second-guessing the obvious.

Curious Public at Central Library is a weekly learning party for inquisitive minds and critical thinkers.

Featuring panels, interviews, debates, storytellers, public lectures, and conversations. Join us on Monday evenings at 7:00PM at Central Library. (Free. No registration required. All welcome.)

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My Rights vs. Your Rights

What happens when one person’s human rights seems to violate or compete with another person’s human rights?

How Did Work Become the Point of Life?

Who convinced us all that having a ‘career’ is such a good idea?

Should We Quit Social Media?

When we weigh all the pros and cons, does social media come out as a net good or as a liability for society?

Dispatches from the Trenches of the Hillary Clinton Campaign

Micah Richardson shares what he learned on the campaign trail for the Hillary Clinton campaign in New Hamshire.

Internet Trolling: A People's History

A critical investigation into the phenomena of flame wars, trolling. We inquire: who gets to define ‘online abuse’?

The Fatness

Award-winning author Mark A. Rayner joins us to discuss his latest work of satire and social commentary.

The Art and Anatomy of a Question

How can do we get better at asking important questions of ourselves and others?

Do Mayors Make a Difference?

We elect them. They hold office for a while. But how much do they matter?

Is it Time to Redefine Leadership?

What happens when you apply a gender lens to popular portrayals of leadership?

Past Guests

Matt Ross

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