Dr. Temple Grandin

Different Kinds of Minds Have Different Talents

Meet Dr. Temple Grandin on May 2 at 1 p.m. during this special event on Zoom. Advance reservation is required.

Dr. Temple Grandin is an American scientist and activist. She is well known to many for her trailblazing work as a spokesperson for people with autism and her lifelong work with animal behavior.

Her life’s work has been to understand her own autistic mind, and to share that knowledge with the world, aiding in the treatment of individuals with the condition. Her understanding of the human mind has aided her in her work with animal behavior, and she is one of the most respected experts in both autism and animal behavior in the world.

This event is made possible with support from Friends of the Sacramento Public Library, the official and only fundraising partner of Sacramento Public Library. Learn more about how Friends make a difference.

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the Autistic Brain book coverThe Autistic Brain – Book Discussion (May 15 at 11 a.m.)
Join us for a discussion about The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum by Temple Grandin. This title is ready for immediate download as an audiobook on Hoopla.

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Join our  Adult Book Group in reading "Disability Visibility" on May 1 at 11 a.m. This anthology features first-person stories exploring the vast richness and complexity of the experience of individuals with disabilities, highlights their passions, talents, and everyday lives, and invites readers to question their assumptions. 

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Sacramento Public Library is committed to making the library a welcoming and inclusive space for all.

This program is dedicated in memory of Librarian Amber Fawn Wooton-Clark, who was a fierce advocate for those with disabilities and passionate about her work with teens. Her legacy of accessibility and equity lives on at the library. This work continues through our annual SuperFest Sacramento event, sensory storytimes, We Speak library communication devices, and the teen room at the North Natomas Library which was dedicated to her memory in 2019.