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Catherine Lee Brinkley Memorial Lecture Series: Meg Jay

The Catherine Brinkley Memorial Lecture series returns to Slover Library for a second year, bringing award-winning authors to discuss their books for this year's theme: Resilience. The lecture series honors Catherine 'Kate' Lee Brinkley, a professional librarian at the City of Norfolk's Kirn Memorial Library. She loved people and was dedicated to educating the citizens of Norfolk through the many services and programs of the Norfolk Public Library system. The second year of this three-part lecture series brings authors to Norfolk to keep the spirit of community discourse about current events alive and to celebrate recently published books of national acclaim.

Meg Jay is a clinical psychologist and a narrative nonfiction writer. In her books, she weaves the latest research with what she hears everyday: the behind-closed-doors stories of real people.

In Supernormal: The Untold Story of Adversity and Resilience, Dr. Jay reveals the secret world of the family hero: those who soar to unexpected heights after childhood adversity. Drawing on two decades of work with clients and students, Dr. Jay tells the tale of 'the strong ones' in troubled families and communities, everyday superheroes who have made a life out of dodging bullets and leaping over obstacles, even as they hide in plain sight as doctors, artists, entrepreneurs, lawyers, parents, activists, teachers, students and more. Taking us deep into their hearts and minds, she explores not only 'How do they do it?' but also 'How does it feel?'.

In Room 650. Each lecture is free and open to the public, and a reception and book signing will be available. Reserve your seat today at sloverlibrary.com/brinkley
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