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David Brooks – Ticketed Event

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 7:00p.m.

One of the nation’s leading writers and commentators, David Brooks shares an inspiring, thought-provoking exploration of what it means to live a meaningful life. Most of us, over the course of our lives, will make four big commitments: to a spouse and family, a vocation, a philosophy or faith, and a community. In “The Second Mountain,” Brooks looks at people—from Dostoyevsky to Holocaust survivor Etty Hillesum to African educational entrepreneur Fred Swaniker—who have lived joyous committed lives and gathers their wisdom to understand how we can begin to integrate our commitments into one overriding purpose.

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INDIVIDUAL TICKET–$32. Admits ONE and includes one copy of “The Second Mountain” OR

PACKAGE TICKET–$36. Admits TWO and includes one copy of “The Second Mountain.”

Tickets go on sale March 4 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets or at Library Headquarters.

A limited number of pre-sale tickets go on sale March 1 for Friends of the Foundation. Friends members will receive an email with purchasing instructions. Join the Friends at

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.