Lifelong Learning Resources

Book
Author/Presenter:
Cohen, Gene
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Resource:
Mature Mind: The Positive Power of the Aging Brain, The
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Publisher:
New York, NY: Basic Books, 2005
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Notes:
Contrary to the long-held belief that our brain power inevitably declines as we age, The Mature Mind argues that there are actually positive changes taking place in our minds, which continue to grow and flourish well into the second half of life

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/61278455
Book
Author/Presenter:
Corbett, David and Higgins, Richard
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Resource:
Portfolio Life: The New Path to Work, Purpose and Passion After 50
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Publisher:
San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2007
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Notes:
Turns two simple ideas into a program for life-enrichment: (1) you can create a life expressly for yourself and (2) the so-called retirement years are the best time to do it

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/70207944
Book
Author/Presenter:
Cullinane, Jan and Fitzgerald, Cathy
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Resource:
New Retirement: The Ultimate Guide to the Rest of Your Life, The
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Publisher:
Emmaus, PA: Rodale, 2008
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Notes:
Offers comprehensive guidance in planning for retirement. Covers financial and tax information; niche lifestyles; travel; and second homes

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/180476370
Book
Author/Presenter:
Gambone, James V
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Resource:
Refirement: A Guide to Midlife and Beyond
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Publisher:
Minneapolis, MN: Kirk House, 2005
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Notes:
Redefines the aging years as an opportunity to leave a valuable leagacy for future generations. Challenges Boomers (and anyone else wishing to redefine retirement) to draw on their root values and experiences to energize their life through the mid-life challenges and beyond

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/77460582
Book
Author/Presenter:
Gardner, Howard; Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly and Damon, William
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Resource:
Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet
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Publisher:
New York, NY: Basic Books, 2001
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Notes:
Discusses what it means to carry out "good work" -- work that is both excellent in quality and socially responsible. Explores this theme in two different professional fields -- genetics (in a self-identified golden age) and journalism (in a self-critical, transitional stage). Concludes that the same "five levers for good work" apply. Discusses how to foster and encourage "good work" in all professions

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/46634327
Book
Author/Presenter:
Goldman, Connie and Mahler, Richard
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Resource:
Secrets of Becoming a Late Bloomer: Staying Creative, Aware, and Involved in Midlife and Beyond
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Publisher:
Minneapolis, MN: Fairview Press, 2007
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Notes:
Combines real-life stories with dozens of practical tips to help individuals make the most of the second-half of their life

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/137222031
Book
Author/Presenter:
Lawrence-Lightfoot, Sara
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Resource:
Third Chapter: Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years after 50, The
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Publisher:
New York, NY: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2009
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Notes:
Challenges the still-prevailing and anachronistic images of aging by documenting and revealing the ways in which the years between ages fifty and seventy-five (the third chapter) may, in fact, be the most transformative and generative time in a person's life

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/233635063
Book
Author/Presenter:
Leider, Richard and Shapiro, David
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Resource:
Something to Live For: Finding Your Way in the Second Half of Life
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Publisher:
San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2008
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Notes:
Discusses how to live authentically and wholeheartedly in the second half of life and, in doing so, find ways to both enjoy the world and make a meaningful contribution

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/225442481
Brief
Author/Presenter:
Levien, Roger
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Resource:
Confronting the Future: Strategic Visions for the 21st Century Public Library
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Publisher:
Chicago, IL: American Library Association, Office for Information Technology Policy, 2011
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Notes:
Discusses the formidable challenges facing public libraries in the 21st century. Offers insights into how libraries will need to rapidly evolve to meet these challenges.
Book
Author/Presenter:
Levine, Suzanne
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Resource:
Inventing the Rest of Our Lives: Women in Second Adulthood
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Publisher:
New York, NY: Viking, 2005
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Notes:
Offers insights into how to render the second half of life a period of accomplishment, passion, and self-discovery

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/55109172

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