Pushing the Limits Reading, Viewing and Discussion Series March - June 2014
The Weathersfield Proctor Library will host a free
four-part reading, viewing and discussion series for adults called Pushing the
Limits. The library is one of 75 rural
public libraries nationwide receiving grants to host the series. Pushing the Limits brings together books and
video featuring authors, scientists and everyday people who thrive on exploring
the natural world.
All programs will
be held at the library. For details or to register, please visit the Pushing the Limits page on this website or contact the library at 802-674-2863 - email firstname.lastname@example.org.
beginning of time, humans have imagined and achieved ways to push the
boundaries of the physical world. We
want to be stronger, smarter, and more aware, and we create stories to bring
those dreams to life. But many of those
stories are no longer just stories; and with great new advances in science and
technology, we are finding ways in which all of us are able to push the limits
The Pushing the
Limits program will explore these ideas in discussions that will include
feature film quality videos and recommended popular books. The overarching
theme is one of real people, real stories and real science.
events will be held once per month on the following topics and
- KNOWLEDGE: Jean Auel, The Land of Painted Caves
- SURVIVAL: Clive Cussler, Arctic Drift
- CONNECTION: Erik Larson, Thunderstruck
- NATURE: T.C. Boyle, When the Killing's Done
Jeanne Voorhees, Environmental Scientist and David (Todd) Hindinger, Civil and Structural Engineer will each lead two sessions with discussion of the book and videos of author
interviews and human interest stories.
program has been developed by a team of library professionals, scientists, and
filmmakers. Their organizations include Dartmouth College, the Association for
Rural and Small Libraries, the Califa Group (a California-based library
consortium), Dawson Media Group, and Oregon State University-- with generous
funding from the National Science Foundation.