Learn how to make and strengthen adult friendships and put what you learn into practice

Part 1: Join the Library for a presentation from author Marisa Franco on her new book, "Platonic: How the Science of Attachment Can Help you Make--and Keep--Friends." The presentation will be followed by a Q&A. This event will not be recorded. Books will be available for purchase before and during the presentation, courtesy of One More Page Books.

Part 2: Immediately following the presentation, follow us across the street to our neighborhood bar, Quincy Hall (4001 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22203), where we can put into practice what we learned over drinks and (free) pizza. The author will be available for book signings and discussion at Quincy Hall until 9pm.  

Free. Registration required. Please let us know if you plan to join us at Quincy Hall. 

About the Book: Making new friends, and deepening longstanding relationships, is possible at any age -- in fact, it's essential. The good news: there are specific, research-based ways to improve the number and quality of your connections using the insights of attachment theory and the latest scientific research on friendship. "Platonic" provides a clear and actionable blueprint for forging strong, lasting connections with others--and for becoming our happiest, most fulfilled selves in the process.

About the Author: Dr. Marisa Franco is a New York Times bestselling author, professor, and psychologist. She communicates the science of connection in digestible ways and is passionate about sharing research with the people it could help the most. 

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Thursday, February 9, 2023
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Barbara M. Donnellan Auditorium
Central Library
Events for Adults Good for Adults Age 55+
Author Talk Workshop
Arlington Public Library
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Recommended Parking: Surface lot on east side of the building (by the tennis courts), accessible via N. 10th St. Please note the Central Library parking garage closes at 8 pm. 


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