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August 2017

Labors of Love: New Writing from ESFL

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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  "Labors of Love" will feature readings from local women writers, who worked at ESFL in day-long writing retreats this summer.  Come hear what solitude, focus, and comradely support can produce in 9 short weeks!  Readings from fiction, creative non-fiction, and historical biography.  Refreshments provided!  No RSVP necessary, and FREE.   EAST SIDE FREEDOM LIBRARY 1105 Greenbrier Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106 info@eastsidefreedomlibrary.org and 651-230-3294    

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Mindful Self-Compassion

August 23 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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East Side Freedom Library invites you to explore workshops in “Mindful Self-Compassion” with Patricia Enstad. Eastsider Patricia Enstad, a licensed social worker and teacher, will provide a lively introduction to the practices of Mindful Self-Compassion. She writes: “As we consider the important tasks that lie ahead, we will need to support our action with compassion and resiliency. Subtle, yet powerful, these affirming and portable methods can be utilized anywhere.” Offered every Wednesday in July and August from 8-9am. More information…

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A Very Special Inter-Generational Presentation!

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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For this presentation, Carolyn will read from the new Minnesota Historical Society Press collection, A GOOD TIME FOR THE TRUTH, and her granddaughter Xaundra Nawa will read poetry and perform songs she has composed.​ Carolyn Holbrook teaches at Hamline University and Minneapolis Community & Technical College, and teaches journaling workshops in a variety of venues. Her personal essays have been published widely, most recently in A Good Time For The Truth: Race in Minnesota (MNHS Press) and Blues Vision: African…

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Mindfulness Meditation: The Practice of Freedom (Workshop)

August 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Mindfulness Meditation: The Practice of Freedom is an ongoing workshop series hosted by the East Side Freedom Library. Join us every Friday 9-10AM in July and August. The workshop will be led by Marc Anderson, a widely respected teacher of meditation. “Among all people, freedom is one of the highest values. The American ideal is based on liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Freedom is every person’s birthright; it is our very nature, yet its full realization can be elusive.…

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Where Rivers Converge: A Book Reading by Three Rivers Writers

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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Three Rivers Writers will bring several authors who have experience reading their work to the East Side Freedom Library to have a public reading. Free and Open to All! Daniel O’Brien holds an MA in Advanced Japanese Studies and lived in Japan for twelve years. He fostered a deep knowledge of and respect for Japanese culture, which he now channels into his Eastern Thought high-school class in Minnesota. As the founder of a local collective, Daniel leads a group of…

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