Ruth Resch, author of a memoir about her recovery from a stroke, will discuss the book at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Temple Emek Shalom, 1800 E. Main St., Ashland.
The event is free and open to the public.
Resch's memoir, "Without Utterance: Tales from the Other Side of Language," discusses how the brain can rearrange information when prompted. Resch will discuss how she lost her speech after the stroke, just as she had begun her career as a clinical psychologist and professor. She also will bring some of her artwork.
Attendees should bring a bag lunch. Refreshments will be served. For information, contact 541-858-8819.
The Mystery Readers Book Discussion Group will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the Community Meeting Room of the Phoenix library, 510 West First St. January's selection for the discussion is reader's choice.
The group is sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Library. For more information, contact the Phoenix library at 541-535-7090 or visit www.jcls.org.
The Rogue Valley Orchid Society plans its monthly meeting at 7 tonight, Jan. 10, at Anna Maria Creekside, 822 Golf View Drive, Medford.
Participants will watch a video titled "Orchids Made Easy," which provides useful information about growing orchids. Anyone interested in orchids is encouraged to attend.
For more information, call Susan Chapman at 541-488-0152 or visit www.roguevalleyorchidsociety.org.