TED Talks at Headquarters Branch

Bring your curiosity to talk about ideas, stories, and concepts presented through TED Talks. Each meeting we'll view a video or two followed by an informal discussion.

Black History Month imageTopic: Black History | Wednesday, February 13 at 6 p.m. | Headquarters Branch, Meeting Room B

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story
"Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding."

 

Earth Day imageTopic: Earth Day | Wednesday, April 17 at 6 p.m. | Headquarters Branch, Meeting Room B

Andrew Dent: To Eliminate Waste, We Need to Rediscover Thrift
"There's no such thing as throwing something away, says Andrew Dent -- when you toss a used food container, broken toy or old pair of socks into the trash, those things inevitably end up in ever-growing landfills. But we can get smarter about the way we make, and remake, our products. Dent shares exciting examples of thrift -- the idea of using and reusing what you need so you don't have to purchase anything new."