Our first-ever series of Civil Dialogues in public libraries is going very well. We've been to Gilbert, Tempe, and Mesa so far, and the series concludes at the Burton Barr Library in downtown Phoenix on April 22. The librarians who have seen the program agree that it's a natural fit: civil conversation about difficult topics is an excellent way for communities to take advantage of libraries -- politically neutral sites dedicated to learning. We hope to expand this program in 2015-2016, with the help of newly certified Civil Dialogue facilitators who are taking our first-ever certification course this month. By the time the 2016 election rolls around, which is the time of greatest interest in hot topics, wouldn't it be great if Civil Dialogues were happening all over Arizona?