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One Book, One Theme, One Charity! There are two group-reading sessions with a fee for 10 weeks each in spring and fall every year. Each session, A.I.R. picks books from the categories ranging from parenting, family, intimate relationship, and personal growth. Every week, we host in-depth book discussion facilitated by volunteers, and for every book read we select one charity and donate funds to help vulnerable groups in accordance with the book theme picked.

2021 Spring

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Lean In
Author: Sheryl Sandberg

Women, Work, and the Will to Learn is a best seller written by Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook. It reignites the world attention to gender issues. In the book, Sandberg put forward constructive suggestions to help women to achieve their goals, changing the conversation to what women can’t do to what they can. In 2010, Sheryl Sandberg delivered a TEDTalk which went viral on the social media, describing the challenges confronted by women who intend to exert their leadership and how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their career path. In Lean In, she digs deeper into these issues. Through compelling data, personal stories and practical suggestions, Lean In illustrates a blueprint for women all over the world to develop their potentials. Lean In has been translated into 34 languages, including Spanish, French and Chinese. Each translated version includes a preface written by renowned research institutes or world-famous women in that country. At the moment when Ms. Sandberg published this book, she also founded LeanIn.org, a nonprofit organization, to carry out anti-gender bias activities and fight for more opportunities for women…..Continue Reading

2020 Fall

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How Children Succeed
Author: Paul Tough

Paul Tough is an author, most recently known for The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us. His previous work includes How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, which was translated into 27 languages and spent more than a year on the New York Times hardcover and paperback best-seller lists… Continue Reading

2020 Spring

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Reading Club suspended due to the epidemic

2019 Fall

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The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work
Author: John Gottman, Nan Silver

John Gottman, a leading research scientist on marriage and family, is an emeritus professor of psychology at the University of Washington, executive director of his laboratory the Relationship Research Institute, and cofounder of the Gottman Institute. He held an NIMH research scientist career award for twenty years… Continue Reading

2019 Spring

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The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children
Author: Shefali Tsabary, Phd

Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D., was exposed to Eastern philosophy at an early age and integrates its teachings with Western psychology, having received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University in New York. This blend of East and West allow her to reach a global audience and establishes her as one of a kind in the field of mindfulness psychology for families… Continue Reading

2018 Fall

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THE STRENGTH SWITCH: STRENGTH-BASED PARENTING CAN HELP YOUR CHILD AND YOUR TEEN TO FLOURISH
Author:Lea Waters

This game-changing book shows us the extraordinary results of focusing on our children’s strengths rather than always trying to correct their weaknesses. Most parents struggle with this shift because they suffer from a negativity bias, … Continue Reading

2021 Spring

Lean In
Author: Sheryl Sandberg

Women, Work, and the Will to Learn is a best seller written by Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook. It reignites the world attention to gender issues. In the book, Sandberg put forward constructive suggestions to help women to achieve their goals, changing the conversation to what women can’t do to what they can.

In 2010, Sheryl Sandberg delivered a TEDTalk which went viral on the social media, describing the challenges confronted by women who intend to exert their leadership and how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their career path. In Lean In, she digs deeper into these issues. Through compelling data, personal stories and practical suggestions, Lean In illustrates a blueprint for women all over the world to develop their potentials.
Lean In has been translated into 34 languages, including Spanish, French and Chinese. Each translated version includes a preface written by renowned research institutes or world-famous women in that country.

At the moment when Ms. Sandberg published this book, she also founded LeanIn.org, a nonprofit organization, to carry out anti-gender bias activities and fight for more opportunities for women…..Continue Reading

2020 Fall

How Children Succeed
Author: Paul Tough

Paul Tough is an author, most recently known for The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us. His previous work includes How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, which was translated into 27 languages and spent more than a year on the New York Times hardcover and paperback best-seller lists… Continue Reading

2020 Spring

Reading Club suspended due
to the epidemic

2019 Fall

The Seven Principles For Making
Marriage Work
Author: John Gottman, Nan Silver

John Gottman, a leading research scientist on marriage and family, is an emeritus professor of psychology at the University of Washington, executive director of his laboratory the Relationship Research Institute, and cofounder of the Gottman Institute. He held an NIMH research scientist career award for twenty years… Continue Reading

2019 Spring

The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children
Author: Shefali Tsabary, Phd

Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D., was exposed to Eastern philosophy at an early age and integrates its teachings with Western psychology, having received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University in New York. This blend of East and West allow her to reach a global audience and establishes her as one of a kind in the field of mindfulness psychology for families… Continue Reading

2018 Fall

THE STRENGTH SWITCH: STRENGTH-BASED PARENTING CAN HELP YOUR CHILD AND YOUR TEEN TO FLOURISH
Author:Lea Waters

This game-changing book shows us the extraordinary results of focusing on our children’s strengths rather than always trying to correct their weaknesses. Most parents struggle with this shift because they suffer from a negativity bias, … Continue Reading