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Written by Miami Today on August 9, 2012
CLOSER TO BEAUTY
In "Bridge to Wonder," Cecilia Gonzalez-Andrieu contends that varied experiences with artistic beauty are embedded with revelatory and prophetic power that not only affects a single individual but allows for communal formation. The book proposes a method of theological aesthetics claiming to allow readers to mine the depths of creative beauty to discover theological truths that are supposed to enable greater communion with each other. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Books & Books, the Coral Gables Museum and the Coral Gables Art Cinema host "Family Day on Aragon," inviting families to participate in free activities including story time for children and film screenings. This event features "Star Wars Origami," encouraging children to dress up as their favorite Star Wars character. 10 a.m. story time at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. 11 a.m. film at Coral Gables Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables and acitivities at Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. 1:30 p.m. for Star Wars Origami at Books & Books. Free. Details: www.booksandbooks.com.
Books & Books hosts "PJ Library Story Time" by the PJ Library, which encourages Jewish families to cuddle up at night with their favorite stories. Once a month, the PJ Library partners with local Jewish schools to hold a special story time at the stores to teach important values to Jewish families. Hands-on crafts follow. 10:30 a.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
"Enforcement at the EPA" by Joel Mintz claims to provide a candid inside glimpse of a crucial aspect of the work of an important federal agency. Based on 190 personal interviews with present and former enforcement officials at EPA, the US Department of Justice, and key congressional staff members—along with extensive research among EPA documents and secondary sources—this book recounts the history of EPA’s enforcement program. It also analyzes some important questions regarding EPA’s institutional relationships and the agency’s working environment. Presented in collaboration with Florida International University’s School of International and Public Affairs. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.