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Are you HAPPY?

What makes you happy? What is happiness? What does it mean to be happy? Join us on Monday, November 19 at 7 pm in the Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library for the screening of  the multiple awards winner, the Happy movie. Roko Belic, director of this documentary,  interviews some of the leading experts on the science of happiness like Ed Diener, Richie Davidson, or Sonja Lyubomirsky—about what truly makes people happy. Their research is illustrated with stories from around the globe. "I encourage people to explore power they have to affect people around them- says Belic- I encourage people to recognize that they are much more powerful than they think in their ability to change what they want. Every opportunity you do or don’t take you are participating whether you like it or not."

The event is free, no registration required.

For more information on the topic check our collection: Everyday enlightenment : the essential guide to finding happiness in the modern world  by Gyalwang Drukpa with Kate Adams, 10 1/2 things no commencement speaker has ever said by Charles Wheelan, Search inside yourself : the unexpected path to achieving success, happiness (and world peace)  by Chade-Meng Tan, Spontaneous happiness  by Andrew Weil, Exploring happiness : from Aristotle to brain science by Sissela Bok,

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...and some interesting websites:

The Happy Movie

Canadian Positive Psychology Association