Get happy!

Cuyahoga County Public Library and Thrive, are partnering on a program series grounded in the science of happiness. This series explores experiences, practices and habits that lead to greater individual and community happiness. Join us for two more months of live book discussion, happiness events, and Facebook chats. Use #CheckOutHappiness to share your Thrive at CCPL experience on social media.

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Monday, February 27 / 7:00 PM
Garfield Heights Branch

This month we’re exploring how creativity intersects with happiness and techniques for sparking new ideas. We’ll put Austin Kleon‘s 10 Practices of Creative People into practice and discover new ways to fit creativity into our daily lives. Register online.
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Wednesday, March 8 / 7:00 PM
Brook Park Branch

New research in the field of positive psychology affirms the power of habit to grow and sustain happiness over time.  In this session, we’ll preview Charles Duhigg’s book The Power of Habit Join us and learn strategies for growing new healthy habits for yourself and others. Register online.

Thrive Reading List

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice In My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-help that Actually Works — A True Story / Dan Harris
Before Happiness: The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness & Sustaining Positive Change /Shawn Achor
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear / Elizabeth Gilbert
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World / Cal Newport
Ego Is the Enemy / Ryan Holiday
Emotional Intelligence / Daniel Goleman
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win / Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being / Martin E.P. Seligman
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience / Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance / Angela Duckworth
Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment / Tal Ben-Shahar
The Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything / Neil Pasricha
The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want / Sonja Lyubomirsky
Joy on Demand: The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within / Chade-Meng Tan
Make Good Art / Neil Gaiman ; images by Chip Kidd
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success / Carol S. Dweck
The Motivation Manifesto: 9 Declarations to Claim Your Personal Power / Brendon Burchard
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and in Business / Charles Duhigg
Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges / Amy Cuddy
Resilience: Hard-won Wisdom for Living a Better Life / Eric Greitens
School of Greatness:  A Real-world Guide to Living Bigger, Loving Deeper, and Leaving a Legacy / Lewis Howes
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action / Simon Sinek
Stumbling on Happiness / Daniel Gilbert
Thinking, Fast and Slow / Daniel Kahneman
Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength / Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney

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