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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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?

Discussing the Identity Politics Debate

As a community, how should we navigate the space where identities and political agendas intersect one another?

Is Hate a Public Health Emergency?

At what point does (or did) an inability to discuss our differences lead us into a climate of violence?

On the Past, In the Present

Whatever it is that you love or hate, champion or confront, it all happens this perplexing thing called ‘time.’

Drug policy in Canada: from alcohol to opioids

How do we, as a society, make the best policies about drug use? How are communities impacted?

The Origins of Totalitarianism

A community discussion about Hannah Arendt’s ideas on racism, ideology, and totalitarianism.

Wretched of the Earth

A discussion about Frantz Fanon’s critiques of nationalism, imperialism, and colonization.

Past Guests

Matt Ross

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