Friday, December 18, 2009

Crawford presents "Shop Class as Soulcraft"

Join motorcycle mechanic, author and philosopher Matthew Crawford as he talks about and reads from his book "Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work" (The Penguin Press, 2009) on Thursday, Jan. 14, 7-8 p.m., at the Teton County Public Library in Jackson.

Crawford presents a fascinating analysis of what we've lost by ceasing to work with our hands -- and how we can get it back. He muses on how to live a pragmatic, concrete life in today's ever more abstract world and issues a call for reviving trade and development classes in American schools. Cost: Free. Location: Ordway Auditorium.

Contact: Adult Humanities Coordinator, Oona Doherty, 733-2164 ext. 135 or