SEASIDE — At 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, the Friends of the Seaside Library will host Polly Campbell, author of “Imperfect Spirituality: Extraordinary Enlightenment for Ordinary People.” The event will take place in the Community Room and there will be book sales and signings.

“Pulling a raisin out of a 2-year-old’s nose probably wasn’t on Buddha’s path toward enlightenment, but it was one of the obstacles on mine,” writes Campbell. She says that for her and many of the women she knows, stuck raisins and the other imperfect, real-life moments provide the best and sometimes only shot at spiritual growth.

“Imperfect Spirituality” is Campbell’s new perspective that shows the imperfections you are trying to hide are the ones that can put you on a path to spiritual growth and greater well-being. The author makes the case that you can lead a healthier, happier, more authentic life by adopting some useful and easy spiritual practices which will help develop the courage to embrace all that you are.

Campbell is a writer and speaker specializing in personal development and spirituality. Her work appears regularly in national publications and she is a blogger for Psychology Today. She lives with her family near Portland.

Seaside Library is located at 1131 Broadway. For more information, call 503-738-6742 or visit www.seasidelibrary.org and www.facebook.com/seasidepubliclibrary

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