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SLCL Presents Tom Vanderbilt

Monday, January 11, 7pm

Video premiere: January 11, 7:00 p.m. on

Tom Vanderbilt, "Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning”

Bestselling author Tom Vanderbilt gives us an inspirational journey into the transformative joys that come with starting something new, no matter your age. Inspired by his young daughter's insatiable curiosity, Vanderbilt begins a year of learning purely for the sake of learning. He tackles five main skills, choosing them for their difficulty to master and their distinct lack of career marketability--chess, singing, surfing, drawing, and juggling. Along the way, he interviews dozens of experts to explore the fascinating psychology behind the benefits of becoming an adult beginner. Weaving comprehensive research and surprising insight gained from his year of learning dangerously, Vanderbilt shows how small acts of reinvention, at any age, can make life seem magical. 

Signed books available from Left Bank Books. Curbside pick-up and shipping available.

This event is presented by the St. Louis County Library. For more information, please call 314-994-3300.

Monday, January 11, 2021 - 7:00pm
Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524732165
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - January 5th, 2021