UCSB Arts & Lectures (A&L) Arts & Lectures announces its Winter 2023 Thematic Learning Initiative (TLI) events and book giveaways.

The Thematic Learning Initiative provides opportunities for anyone interested in delving deeper into the issues raised by A&L artists and speakers.

Participants can connect with others at salon-style discussions, film screenings and added special public events. They can receive online educational resources, and sign up for book giveaways

The Thematic Learning Initiative extends the conversation from the stage into the community, inspiring lifelong learning opportunities that initiate change and empowerment.

The theme for 2022-23 is Leadership and Vision. TLI will examine leadership and vision from the personal to the global, to help us move forward with strength, determination and hope.

Register for Thematic Learning Initiative events and learn more at thematic-learning.org/2022-2023.

Winter book giveaways are:

“How to Stand Up to a Dictator” by Maria Ressa, which was distributed Jan 10.

Dinners with Ruth” by Nina Totenberg became available Tuesday, Jan. 24

“Rough Sleepers” by Tracy Kidder will be available starting Tuesday, March 7

Find free copies of Winter TLI books at Arts & Lectures’ Campbell Hall Box Office at UCSB; Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E. Anapamu St.; and Goleta Valley Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave., on the indicated dates. Books available while supplies last.