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Registration opens:
October 11th, 2022

Navigating the Messy Middle

A Book Talk with Author Ann Douglas

2022-11-01 19:00:00 2022-11-01 20:00:00 America/New_York Navigating the Messy Middle VIRTURAL John M. Harper Branch -

Tuesday, November 01
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-11-01 19:00:00 2022-11-01 20:00:00 America/New_York Navigating the Messy Middle VIRTURAL John M. Harper Branch -

VIRTURAL

Roughly 68 million North American women currently grapple with the challenges of midlife, faced with a culture that tells them their “best-before date” has long passed. In her brand-new book, Navigating the Messy Middle: a Fiercely Honest and Wildly Encouraging Guide for Midlife Women, Ann Douglas pushes back against this toxic narrative, providing a fierce and unapologetic path forward for midlife women.

In this thought-provoking presentation, Ann Douglas will share some of the highlights of her research, including what she learned from her intimate conversations with the more than 100 midlife women who agreed to be interviewed for the book.

Presentation highlights:

· The seven biggest myths and misconceptions about midlife debunked
· Midlife reimagined: telling ourselves new and better stories about midlife
· What actually allows women to thrive at midlife (practical, evidence-based strategies)
· How to find purpose and meaning in a life stage that can otherwise feel out of control
· Reconnecting with your hopes and dreams for yourself, your family, and your community

Presenter bio:

For decades, Ann Douglas was Canada’s go-to expert on all things parenting. Now that her kids have grown up and left home, she’s turning her attention to the glorious messiness that is midlife. The author of twenty-five non-fiction books, including many bestselling titles in the parenting category, Ann is also a passionate and inspiring speaker who delivers keynote addresses and leads small-group workshops at conferences and online events. If you've already met Ann via one her books, you know what you can expect from one of her presentations: to be inspired, informed, and entertained.

Registrants will receive an e-mail 24 hours before the start of the program with an invitation to join. 

Programmer: Nancy

John M. Harper Branch

Phone: 519-886-1310 ext. 310

Hours
Mon, Oct 03 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Oct 04 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Oct 05 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Oct 06 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Oct 07 9:30AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Oct 08 9:30AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Oct 09 Closed

About the branch

Located on the west side of Waterloo, the John M. Harper Branch shares a building with the Stork Family YMCA. This branch features Study Rooms, a large Community Room and outdoor courtyard. 

Upcoming events

Mon, Oct 03, All day
Outreach
DONATION DRIVE

Mon, Oct 03, 10:30am - 11:30am
Outreach
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Mon, Oct 03, 4:15pm - 5:00pm
McCormick Branch
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Mon, Oct 03, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Board Room
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Mon, Oct 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Eastside Branch - Digispace
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Tue, Oct 04, All day
Outreach
DONATION DRIVE

Tue, Oct 04, 10:30am - 11:30am
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room,Program Room
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Registration is now closed

Tue, Oct 04, 10:30am - 11:15am
McCormick Branch
IN PERSON REGISTERED
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Tue, Oct 04, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
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Tue, Oct 04, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Main Library - Board Room
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Tue, Oct 04, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Eastside Branch - Digispace
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Tue, Oct 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
McCormick Branch
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Tue, Oct 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Eastside Branch - Program Room
IN PERSON REGISTERED
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Wed, Oct 05, All day
Outreach
DONATION DRIVE

Wed, Oct 05, 10:30am - 11:15am
Eastside Branch
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Wed, Oct 05, 10:30am - 11:15am
Outreach
IN PERSON DROP-IN

Wed, Oct 05, 10:30am - 11:15am
John M. Harper Branch - Program Room
IN PERSON DROP-IN

Wed, Oct 05, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Eastside Branch
IN PERSON REGISTERED
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Wed, Oct 05, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Eastside Branch
IN PERSON
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Wed, Oct 05, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
McCormick Branch
IN PERSON REGISTERED

Wed, Oct 05, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
IN PERSON REGISTERED
This event is full

Wed, Oct 05, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
McCormick Branch
IN PERSON DROP-IN

Wed, Oct 05, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Board Room
VIRTUAL

Wed, Oct 05, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online
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Thu, Oct 06, All day
Outreach
DONATION DRIVE

Thu, Oct 06, 10:30am - 11:15am
McCormick Branch
IN PERSON REGISTERED

Thu, Oct 06, 10:30am - 11:15am
Eastside Branch - Program Room
IN PERSON DROP-IN

Thu, Oct 06, 3:30pm - 4:15pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
IN PERSON REGISTERED
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Thu, Oct 06, 4:15pm - 5:15pm
John M. Harper Branch - Program Room
IN PERSON REGISTERED
This event is full

Thu, Oct 06, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
IN PERSON REGISTERED

Thu, Oct 06, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Eastside Branch
IN PERSON REGISTERED

Thu, Oct 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
IN PERSON REGISTERED
This event is full

Fri, Oct 07, All day
Outreach
DONATION DRIVE

Fri, Oct 07, 10:30am - 11:15am
McCormick Branch
IN PERSON REGISTERED

Sat, Oct 08, All day
Outreach
DONATION DRIVE

Sat, Oct 08, 10:30am - 11:15am
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
IN PERSON DROP-IN

Mon, Oct 10, All day
Online
All WPL locations closed for Thanksgiving

Tue, Oct 11, All day
Outreach
DONATION DRIVE

Tue, Oct 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room,Program Room
IN PERSON REGISTERED
Registration is now closed

Tue, Oct 11, 10:30am - 11:15am
McCormick Branch
IN PERSON REGISTERED
This event is full

Tue, Oct 11, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
IN PERSON REGISTERED

Tue, Oct 11, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Eastside Branch
IN PERSON REGISTERED
This event is full

Tue, Oct 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
McCormick Branch
IN PERSON REGISTERED

Tue, Oct 11, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Eastside Branch
IN PERSON REGISTERED
This event is full

Tue, Oct 11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Eastside Branch - Program Room
IN PERSON REGISTERED
This event is full

Wed, Oct 12, 10:30am - 11:15am
Eastside Branch
IN PERSON REGISTERED
This event is full

Wed, Oct 12, 10:30am - 11:15am
John M. Harper Branch - Program Room
IN PERSON DROP-IN

Wed, Oct 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
IN PERSON REGISTERED
This event is full

Wed, Oct 12, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Eastside Branch
IN PERSON REGISTERED

Wed, Oct 12, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Eastside Branch
IN PERSON
This event is full

Wed, Oct 12, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
McCormick Branch
IN PERSON REGISTERED
This event is full

Wed, Oct 12, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
McCormick Branch
IN PERSON DROP-IN

Thu, Oct 13, 10:30am - 11:15am
Eastside Branch - Program Room
IN PERSON DROP-IN

Thu, Oct 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
McCormick Branch
IN PERSON DROP-IN

Thu, Oct 13, 3:30pm - 4:15pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
IN PERSON REGISTERED
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Thu, Oct 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
IN PERSON REGISTERED
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Thu, Oct 13, 4:15pm - 5:15pm
John M. Harper Branch - Program Room
IN PERSON REGISTERED
This event is full

Thu, Oct 13, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
IN PERSON REGISTERED

Thu, Oct 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Eastside Branch - Program Room
IN PERSON REGISTERED
This event is full

Thu, Oct 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
IN PERSON REGISTERED
This event is full

Sat, Oct 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
McCormick Branch
IN PERSON REGISTERED
This event is full

Sat, Oct 15, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Eastside Branch - Program Room
IN PERSON DROP-IN

Sat, Oct 15, 10:30am - 11:15am
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
IN PERSON DROP-IN

Sat, Oct 15, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Main Library - Board Room
IN PERSON REGISTERED

Sat, Oct 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Outreach
IN PERSON REGISTERED

Sat, Oct 15, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
IN PERSON REGISTERED

Mon, Oct 17, 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
IN PERSON REGISTERED

Mon, Oct 17, 4:15pm - 5:00pm
McCormick Branch
IN PERSON REGISTERED

Mon, Oct 17, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Board Room
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Mon, Oct 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
John M. Harper Branch
IN PERSON REGISTRATION
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Mon, Oct 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Outreach
IN PERSON REGISTERED

Tue, Oct 18, 10:30am - 11:15am
McCormick Branch
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Tue, Oct 18, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
IN PERSON REGISTERED

Tue, Oct 18, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Eastside Branch
IN PERSON REGISTERED

Tue, Oct 18, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Eastside Branch
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Tue, Oct 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Eastside Branch - Program Room
IN PERSON REGISTERED
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Tue, Oct 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
IN PERSON REGISTERED

Wed, Oct 19, 10:30am - 11:15am
John M. Harper Branch - Program Room
IN PERSON DROP-IN

Wed, Oct 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
IN PERSON REGISTERED
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Wed, Oct 19, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Eastside Branch
IN PERSON REGISTERED
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Wed, Oct 19, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
McCormick Branch
IN PERSON REGISTERED

Wed, Oct 19, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
IN PERSON REGISTERED
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Wed, Oct 19, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
McCormick Branch
IN PERSON DROP-IN

Wed, Oct 19, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online
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Thu, Oct 20, 10:30am - 11:15am
Eastside Branch - Program Room
IN PERSON DROP-IN

Thu, Oct 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
McCormick Branch
IN PERSON DROP-IN

Thu, Oct 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
IN PERSON REGISTERED
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Thu, Oct 20, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
IN PERSON REGISTERED

Thu, Oct 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Eastside Branch - Program Room
IN PERSON REGISTERED
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Thu, Oct 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
IN PERSON REGISTERED
This event is full

Thu, Oct 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online
VIRTUAL

Sat, Oct 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
McCormick Branch
IN PERSON REGISTERED
This event is full

Sat, Oct 22, 10:30am - 11:15am
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
IN PERSON DROP-IN

Sat, Oct 22, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Eastside Branch - Program Room
IN PERSON REGISTERED
This event is full

Sat, Oct 22, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Main Library
IN PERSON DROP-IN

Sat, Oct 22, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
IN PERSON DROP IN

Mon, Oct 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
Eastside Branch - Nature Space
IN PERSON DROP-IN

Mon, Oct 24, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Eastside Branch
IN PERSON REGISTERED
Registration opens Monday, October 3 2022 at 9:30am

Mon, Oct 24, 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Main Library - Board Room
IN PERSON REGISTERED

Mon, Oct 24, 4:15pm - 5:00pm
McCormick Branch
IN PERSON REGISTERED

Mon, Oct 24, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Emma Belle Roos Room
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Mon, Oct 24, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
John M. Harper Branch
IN PERSON REGISTRATION
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Tue, Oct 25, 10:30am - 11:15am
McCormick Branch
IN PERSON REGISTERED
This event is full

Tue, Oct 25, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
IN PERSON REGISTERED

Tue, Oct 25, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Eastside Branch - Program Room
VIRTUAL

Tue, Oct 25, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Eastside Branch
IN PERSON REGISTERED
This event is full

Wed, Oct 26, 10:30am - 11:15am
John M. Harper Branch - Program Room
IN PERSON DROP-IN

Wed, Oct 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
IN PERSON REGISTERED
This event is full

Wed, Oct 26, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Eastside Branch
IN PERSON REGISTERED
This event is full

Wed, Oct 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
McCormick Branch
IN PERSON REGISTERED
Registration opens Wednesday, October 5 2022 at 9:30am

Wed, Oct 26, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
IN PERSON REGISTERED
Registration opens Wednesday, October 5 2022 at 9:30am

Wed, Oct 26, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
IN PERSON REGISTERED
This event is full

Wed, Oct 26, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
McCormick Branch
IN PERSON DROP-IN

Wed, Oct 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
VIRTUAL
Registration opens Wednesday, October 5 2022 at 9:30am

Thu, Oct 27, 10:30am - 11:15am
Eastside Branch - Program Room
IN PERSON DROP-IN

Thu, Oct 27, 10:30am - 11:30am
McCormick Branch
IN PERSON DROP-IN

Thu, Oct 27, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
IN PERSON REGISTERED
Registration opens Thursday, October 6 2022 at 9:30am

Thu, Oct 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
IN PERSON REGISTERED
This event is full

Thu, Oct 27, 4:15pm - 5:15pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
IN PERSON REGISTERED
Registration opens Thursday, October 6 2022 at 9:30am

Thu, Oct 27, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Eastside Branch - Program Room
IN PERSON REGISTERED
This event is full

Thu, Oct 27, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
IN PERSON REGISTERED
This event is full

Sat, Oct 29, All day
Outreach
CRAFT KITS

Sat, Oct 29, 10:00am - 11:00am
McCormick Branch
IN PERSON REGISTERED
This event is full

Sat, Oct 29, 10:30am - 11:15am
McCormick Branch
IN PERSON REGISTERED
Registration opens Saturday, October 8 2022 at 9:30am

Sat, Oct 29, 10:30am - 11:15am
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
IN PERSON DROP-IN

Sat, Oct 29, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Eastside Branch
IN PERSON REGISTERED
Registration opens Saturday, October 8 2022 at 9:30am

Sat, Oct 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Eastside Branch - Nature Space
IN PERSON REGISTERED
Registration opens Saturday, October 8 2022 at 9:30am

Tue, Nov 01, 10:30am - 11:15am
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
IN PERSON REGISTERED
Registration opens Tuesday, October 11 2022 at 9:30am

Tue, Nov 01, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Eastside Branch
IN PERSON REGISTERED
This event is full

Tue, Nov 01, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Eastside Branch - Program Room
IN PERSON DROP IN

Tue, Nov 01, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
John M. Harper Branch
VIRTURAL
Registration opens Tuesday, October 11 2022 at 9:30am

Wed, Nov 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
IN PERSON REGISTERED
This event is full

Wed, Nov 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
McCormick Branch
IN PERSON REGISTERED
Registration opens Wednesday, October 5 2022 at 9:30am

Wed, Nov 02, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
McCormick Branch
IN PERSON DROP-IN

Wed, Nov 02, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Eastside Branch - Program Room
IN PERSON REGISTERED
Registration opens Wednesday, October 12 2022 at 9:30am