The origins of happiness is the topic of a special program to be held from 6 to 7 p.m. July 17 at the Garrettsville Branch of the Portage County District Library.
The guest speaker is Kerry Tobin, an assistant professor at Cuyahoga Community College of Philosophy, Humanities & Religious Studies.
Tobin will discuss some theories of happiness and how they have defined the present day science of happiness and positive psychology.
Certified Associate of The American Philosophical Practitioners Association (www.appa.edu), Tobin also has contributed to several articles on professional development for The Plain Dealer, has appeared in The Lakewood Observer and The Ladies Home Journal, and has taught courses in philosophy, bioethics, world religions and critical thinking.
Garrettsville Library's Book Discussion Club will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. July 18. This month's selected title is: "The Emperors of Chocolate: Inside the Secret World of Hershey and Mars" by Joel Glenn Brenner. Brenner is the only journalist to have gained access to Mars Inc. and on a limited basis with The Hershey Co.
From controlling 75 percent of the candy market to altering recipes from various candy makers around the world, competition is fierce in the battles over candy bars and malted milk balls. Copies of this title are available at the Reference Desk.
Call 330-527-4378 for registration or more information.