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The Brain's Way of Healing, Norman Doidge, M.D. - Author's Talk & Book Signing

The Brain's Way of Healing, Norman Doidge, M.D. - Author's Talk & Book Signing

Sunday, Feburary 1, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Steinbeck Forum, Monterey Conference Center

 

FREE. Register by clicking here.

In The Brain That Changes Itself, Norman Doidge, M.D. described the most important breakthrough in our understanding of the brain in four hundred years: the discovery that the brain can change its own structure and function in response to mental experience—what we call neuroplasticity.

In his new book, The Brain’s Way of Healing, Dr. Doidge shows the astonishing advances of neuroplasticity being used to improve, and even cure, many prevalent brain problems previously thought to be incurable or irreversible. Doidge describes a series of remarkable recoveries using natural, non-invasive techniques for the treatment of autism, learning disorders and attention deficit in children as well as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s. Finally, he reveals simple methods proven to reduce the risk of dementia by 60%. Using moving human stories to present cutting-edge science, Doidge illustrates the principles that everyone can apply to improve their brain’s performance and health.

About the author:
Norman Doidge, M.D., is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and the New York Times
bestselling author of The Brain That Changes Itself,
which was chosen by the Dana Foundation for the Brain as the #1 book on the brain ever written for the general public. He is on the research faculty at Columbia University’s Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research in New York City and on the faculty of the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry as well. He lives in Toronto. Visit www.normandoidge.com for more information.

Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

Ebook Help Appointments @ Your Library

Monday, February 2 & 23, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Did you know the library offers free ebooks? Have you been meaning to try using them but aren't sure how to get started? Get stuck the last time you tried? Want tips and tricks to maximize your usage? Would some one-on-one assistance get you going? Our Library Technology Volunteer Steven will help! Bring your device and/or laptop and we'll walk through the steps. Reserve a spot by calling the library help desk at 646.3933 or emailing refdesk@monterey.org.  Monday Night, 6:30-7:30pm, February 2nd & 23rd, March 2nd & 23rd, and April 6th & 27th. Appointments available at 6:30, 6:50, and 7:10.

Ebooks Demystified

Ebooks Demystified

Monday, February 9, 6:30 p.m.

Come learn about ebook basics! We'll cover what ebooks are and how to use free library ebooks from digital libraries. We'll talk about what devices you can use for ebooks and some of the best ways to get started. Afterward we'll answer questions and provide some one-on-one assistance. Presented by Library Technology Volunteer Steven Rubin. No reservations required. Additional dates Monday, March 23rd at 6:30pm and Monday April 13th at 6:30pm. Need more info? Contact 831.646.2093 or ksmith@monterey.org 

Health Benefits of Olive Oil & Dark Chocolate

Health Benefits of Olive Oil & Dark Chocolate

Wednesday, February 18, 6 p.m.

Back by popular demand, Cardiologist Dr. Stephen Brabeck and Brian Ellinoy, PharmD will discuss how olive oil and dark chocolate are essential to preventing heart disease and other chronic illnesses.  The discussion will review the latest literature on dark chocolate including recommendations on type, dosage, and additives.  Samples will be available for tasting.  

This presentation is part of the Next Chapter: Designing Your Ideal Life Lecture Series sponsored by the Friends of the Monterey Public Library and the Library Endowment Committee.  This program is not sponsored or endorsed by the Monterey Public Library or the City of Monterey.

Adults ages 50-up are especially encouraged to attend.  Admission is free, but reservations are required.  Sign up at the Help Desk or contact Sirie Thongchua at (831) 646-5632 or email thongchu@monterey.org.  


10th Annual Chocolate & Wine Tasting Benefit

10th Annual Chocolate & Wine Tasting Benefit

Friday, February 20, 7 - 9 p.m.

The Friends of the Monterey Public Library will present their 10th annual Chocolate & Wine Tasting Benefit on Friday, February 20, 7 - 9 p.m.  Celebrate a Decade of Delicious Decadence with wine tasting, chocolate cakes, brownies, petit fours, chocolate fountain, cookies, and many other delights both sweet and savory.  Held throughout the Library, the event includes live music, a silent auction, balloon pop, raffle, and more fun than anyone should be allowed to have in the Library!  Tickets may be purchased at the Library or online at mplfriends.com $30 in advance or $35 at the door.  Must be 21-up to attend. All proceeds benefit the Monterey Public Library.  For more information call (831) 646-5602. View the PSA

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Important note: Library events may not be video taped, audio recorded, or photographed without written permission from the Library Director. Library events may be photographed or videotaped by Library or City staff for non-commercial promotional use. If you have questions or concerns about this or any other recording, please contact Jeanne McCombs.