Lifelong Learning Resources

Book
Author/Presenter:
Dychtwald, Maddy
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Resource:
Cycles: How We Will Live, Work, and Buy
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Publisher:
New York, NY: Free Press, 2003
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Notes:
Argues that previous generations have had a 'mid-life crisis' but Boomers have put a positive spin on the process and 'reinvented' themselves. Discusses how Boomers are defying conventional wisdom about growing old

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/50851740
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:
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:
Koenig, Harold
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Resource:
Purpose and Power in Retirement
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Publisher:
Philadelphia, PA: Templeton Foundation Press, 2002
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Notes:
Traces the history of retirement and presents research on the effects of retirement on the mind, body and spirit. Invites readers to adopt a vocation or purpose instead of the 'leisure' retirement model

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/49320387
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
Article
Author/Presenter:
Manheimer, Ronald J
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Resource:
“Older Learner’s Journey to an Ageless Society: Lifelong Learning on the Brink of a Crisis, The”
Publication:
Journal of Transformative Education, 3, no. 3 (2005): 198-220
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Publisher:
Sage Publications
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Notes:
Explores the connection between educational programs for mid-life and older learners, and our social ideologies about aging, work, retirement, and the economy. Following the older learner’s path through a 70-year journey starting in the 1950s and ending in a projected year 2020 reveals correlations between theories of aging, rationales for older learner programs, and changes in public policy regarding retirement, social and health care insurance, and other age-based entitlement programs and social policies. If, as is asserted here, we are on the verge of an age-irrelevant society, then these lifelong learning programs hover on the brink of a crisis that may or may not be averted.

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/439121779
Book
Author/Presenter:
Moody, Harry R. and Carroll, David
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Resource:
Five Stages of the Soul: Charting the Spiritual Passages that Shape Our Lives, The
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Publisher:
New York, NY: Anchor Books, 1997
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Notes:
Explores the interest in a spiritual life that most people pursue in their middle years, moving through five stages of development: the call, the search, the struggle, the breakthrough, and the return

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/36241699