The Library will be closed all day on Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

You asked us to engage community members in current affairs and decision-making. In a time when national, local, and family debates seem to polarize and drive us apart, we ask: “Is it still possible to find common ground. And if so, how?” The Library invites community members  with differing perspectives opportunities to engage in civic dialog.

Tackling Wicked Problems: The New Public Participation
Dr. Martín Carcasson, Director of the Center for Public Deliberation, discusses how to shift toward collaborative problem-solving, thereby transforming political conversations and tapping into the best of human nature.

Program Presentation Printout (pdf)

Tackling Wicked Problems Through Deliberative Engagement  Article
by Martín Carcasson, CSU Center for Public Deliberation

View civil discourse books and DVDs recommended by Martín Carcasson and Senator Linda Newell

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