Join us for our Science & Supper Club, part of the Pushing the Limits book discussion series for adults. A light supper (with vegetarian and gluten free options) will be served.
You can pick up a copy of the book at the library. Audiobooks, e-books, and e-audio books are available in the libary system.
Pushing the Limits is a reading, viewing, and discussion program for adults in communities served by rural libraries, made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Pushing the Limits of Tradition
Tuesday, November 14 from 6-7 PM
As humans, we often cling to the familiar, and sometimes great dynasties result from children following in their parents’ footsteps. The human body can also benefit from the repetition of familiar motions and routines, creating the physical tradition of muscle memory.
We will explore how humans push the limits of tradition with Emily St. John Mandel’s national bestseller Station Eleven and Kari Zhe-Heimerman, Librarian for the Sciences at LeMoyne College. When a global pandemic ends the modern way of life in present-day America, how do traditions like art and culture survive?
Pushing the Limits of Transformation
Monday, December 11 from 6-7 PM
How are humans driven to transform the world around us, and how do we often transform ourselves in the process? We will explore how humans push the limits of transformation with Hope Jahren’s national bestseller Lab Girl and Sherilyn Smith, Professor of Biology at LeMoyne College.
Lab Girl is the fascinating memoir by American geochemist, geobiologist, and professor Hope Jahren. She explores the life cycle of trees, comparing it to her own transformation from a quiet childhood in bleak Minnesota to running a busy lab in Hawaii, weaving in observations on family, friendship, bipolar disorder, and the state of women in science. Lab Girl won the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award.