Family & Lifestyle

Libraries in the Internet Age, Art of Marriage, Grit of Kids

The Matt Townsend Show
  • May 10, 2018 4:00 pm
  • 2:18:08

Libraries in the Internet Age (9:47) Donald Barclay is the Deputy University Librarian at the University of California Merced campus. He graduated in 1990 from Cal Berkeley with his Master of Library and Information Science. Libraries. What visuals enter your mind when you hear the word library? Maybe an old curmudgeon shushing you, maybe you remember sitting on the floor as a child while hearing a story, or maybe you think of hours searching computers and bookshelves for an academic assignment. But is the library a thing of the past? Donald Barclay's research may surprise you.  Marriage and the Art of Living Together (58:42) Daphne de Marneffe, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, she works with individuals and couples in Corte Madera, CA.  She is the author of The Rough Patch: Marriage and the Art of Living Together and Maternal Desire: On Children, Love, and the Inner Life.  She is a contributing writer for Parents Magazine and a parent educator at California Pacific Medical Center. The challenges confronting today’s marriages are varied and complex, we are living longer, our parents are living longer, and the financial and work/life pressures that couples are trying to bear are more daunting than ever. Yet, couples are trying to make their marriages work better and longer than ever before. Under the best of circumstances, rough patches happen. Daphne de Marneffe discusses the challenges confronting today’s couples, and with optimism, how they can persevere through them. Wits Guts and Grit of Kids (1:45:14) Jena Pincott is a Science writer and author of several popular science books. Jena Pincott writes about the quirky, hidden side of science — the shocking, subconscious, under-the-radar stuff. Are your kids developing resilience? Is there a way to measure that attribute? Jena Pincott, author of the new book “Wits, Guts, and Grit All Natural Biohacks for Raising Smart, Resilient Kids teaches us some tips about how to best help our kids.