Are you looking for a method to hold civil conversations? The Little Book of Circle Processes written by Kay Pranis, an independent consultant who conducts circle training across the country, provides a good introduction. Pranis served as the Restorative Justice Planner for the Minnesota Department of Corrections for 9 years. Truly ‘little’, this 76-page small formatted book provides an overview of circles through history and then focuses on peace-making and talking circles. She discusses key circle elements, how to organize and follow up, and how to host circles across generations. She also examines the community-building impact and places circles in the context of other processes. If your interest is peaked by this title, consider attending a September 2012 library program titled “Can We Talk?: an introduction to Conversation Circles”. For more details, click here.