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Massasoit Reads: Community Book Discussion: August- Alone Together

Join the Massasoit librarians for monthly book discussions, highlighting different genres and issues raised. Reading the book is not a prerequisite for attending the discussion.

Mark Your Calendar

WHEN: August 9, 2017

TIME: 12:00-1:00 pm

WHERE: Casual library seating area, near back windows

ALSO: Bring your lunch, we'll provide dessert. 

Find the Book

Available through HOOPLA in Audio and Book Formats  --  ask the librarian for help accessing these. 

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Where NOT to Use Your Phone

  • The kitchen
  • The dining room
  • When you’re shopping for food, or “anything to do with eating or [where] the sensuous food preparation is happening”
  • Class: According to Turkle, most elite universities are banning phones and laptops in class because “you take better notes by hand.”
  • Your bedroom—“it’s bad for intimacy.”
  • Your children’s bedroom—“it’s bad for sleeping.”
  • The car, as driver—“you’ll kill yourself.”
  • The car, as passenger, unless you’re on a “50-hour road trip,” in which case maybe some solo movie time can be negotiated. But keep in mind, in-car chatter is “the conversations children remember for the rest of their lives.”
  • The playground
  • Your children’s swim meets and ball games—“you’ve already wasted your Saturday, put the phone down.”
  • When you’re picking your child up for school—it’s “heartbreaking” if you’re looking at your phone when your child wants your attention.

"It's not an anti-itch position; its a pro-conversation position"- Sherry Turkle, The Atlantic

Discussion Leader

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Pauline A. Aiello
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Contact:
Pauline A. Aiello
Coordinator of Library Services, Canton
508-588-9100 x2945