Get your book now and then join fellow residents, students and scholars for the second installation of the Town and Gown Book Club from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18 in the Boettcher Room in the Arthur Lakes Library on the Colorado School of Mines campus. The purpose of the Book Club is to read and discuss books of general interest, but also access the expertise of the City of Golden, Mines faculty and students, and visiting scholars.
The book for October is Matthew Walker’s Why We Sleep, Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams. Here is a little preview:
“Amazing Breakthrough! Scientists have discovered a revolutionary new treatment that makes you live longer. It enhances your memory and makes you more creative. It makes you look more attractive, it keeps you slim, and lowers food cravings. It protects you from cancer and dementia. It wards off colds and the flu. It lowers your risk of heart attacks and stroke, not to mention diabetes. You’ll even feel happier, less depressed, and less anxious. Are you interested?”
Mines Applied Mathematics Professor Cecilia Diniz Behn, who does mathematical modeling of sleep, will moderate the discussion. Attendance is free, but you must reserve your place no later than Monday, Oct. 1 by emailing Gyasi Evans (firstname.lastname@example.org). A light luncheon will be provided. Your reservation commits you to obtaining a copy of the book and reading it before the meeting. The book is available at book stores, local libraries, or online.