Start: 10:30 am
Chinese New Year Story Time with Oliver Chin Thursday, January 30, 10:30 a.m. The Year of the Horse 2014 is the Year of the Horse. Celebrate with us and hear Oliver Chin read from The Year of the Horse and tell us all about Hannah, a foal with a wonderfully talented family who befriends a boy called Tom. When Tom offers to take his art teacher's newest painting to the governor in a far off capital, Hannah jumps at the chance to show that a little horse can have a lot of courage.
Start: 7:30 pm
Stephanie BrownThursday, January 30, 7:30 p.m.Speed: Facing our Addiction to Fast and Faster--and Overcoming our Fear of Slowing DownFeeling rushed, out of control, and overwhelmed? Feeling like you can’t keep up…and can’t stop? It’s not just you.From the need to be constantly connected and the changing definition of “work hours,” to unrealistic expectations of instant gratification, our bodies and brains are being harmed by habits that, as with any kind of addiction, promise short-term satisfaction while doing long-term damage.A licensed psychologist with more than 35 years of clinical experience, Stephanie Brown, PhD, is also a teacher, a researcher, and a consultant in the field of addiction. An internationally recognized expert on the trauma and treatment of alcoholics, all addicts, and their families, she is especially known for her pioneering work in the theory and treatment of adult children of alcoholics. She is the author of ten books on the subject of addiction, lectures widely, maintains a private practice, and directs The Addictions Institute, an outpatient clinic in Menlo Park.