Starting in February, the Beaufort County Library’s St. Helena Branch is the site of the latest opening in a nationwide movement of Conversation Cafés. This open group welcomes everyone to join in on respectful and friendly discussions of topics that matter.
The Café will meet for the first time on Tuesday, February 7th at 5:30pm, and will continue to meet one evening per month at the library.
The first topic for discussion slated for February is What Are Your Hopes for 2017?
For more information, please contact Beaufort County Library Assistant Director Jan O’Rourke at 843-255-6464 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Everyone is welcome to attend. No need to register. Conversation Cafés are always free of charge. All hosts are volunteers.
Spreading nationwide and into Canada, Conversation Cafés are drop-in community conversations in public places such as cafés, bookstores, or community centers. These conversations are organized and hosted by at least one person who welcomes participants and introduces the Conversation Café process and agreements (the “ground rules”). This process and the agreements create the minimal structure that allows even strangers to quickly get into deep, compassionate discussion. Conversation Cafés attract diverse people wanting to make meaning of the times we’re living through.
Conversation Cafés were cofounded and organized by Vicki Robin, bestselling author of Your Money or Your Life, in the summer of 2001 in Seattle.