Book Chats

Join us as we talk about raising the bar for the human condition and rethink what well-being might mean to you during our Book Chats on Sep. 27, Oct. 18 and Nov. 1.

The informal chats, led by lower school counselor Jan Weintraub, will delve into the book "Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being" by internationally esteemed psychologist Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D.

While certainly a part of well-being, happiness alone doesn’t give life meaning. Seligman’s thought with Weintraub’s guidance will prompts readers to wonder what it takes to flourish.

“For years, I have respected the influence Dr. Seligman's work has made in the field of positive psychology,” Weintraub says. “I selected this book in the hopes of starting a conversation within our school community about ways to live a life of fulfillment at any age.”  


Dates & TImes 

Please note that it's not necessary to attend the first book chat to benefit from the second and third sessions. 

When & Where: 

  • 8:30 a.m. on Sep. 27 in the King Boardroom, 7336 Granby St., Norfolk
  • 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 18 in the Lower School Admissions Suite, 5429 Tidewater Dr., Norfolk
  • 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 1 in the King Boardroom, 7336 Granby St., Norfolk

Where: Chats will be held in the Lower School Admissions Suite, 5429 Tidewater Dr., Norfolk.

Cost: FREE

RSVP: Registration is encouraged; however, walk-ins are welcome. Please RSVP to Jan Weintraub at or via phone at 757.625.0471, ext. 1605. 


Who Should Attend

Our chats are open to all interested parents, grandparents and anyone with children in their lives. Parents are encouraged to read the book (but certainly not required) and attend as many or as few chats as possible. Chats are designed to be convenient, casual and friendly – that means no pressure, no tests!