Pushing the Limits: Nature – Discuss When the Killing’s Done by T. C. Boyle and talk about what is natural
Start Date : May 2, 2013
End Date : May 2, 2013
Time : 7:00 pm to8:00 pm
The dates, topics, and book selections for each discussion are:
- February 7: "Connection" - Thunderstruck by Erik Larson
- March 7: "Survival" - Arctic Drift by Clive Cussler
- April 4: "Knowledge" - The Land of Painted Caves by Jean Auel
- May 2: "Nature" - When the Killing's Done by T. C. Boyle
At each session, in addition to discussing the book, we will watch and discuss an interview with the book's author and a short film about people who are "pushing the limits" in their everyday lives. The film on May 2 features Cameron Clapp, a triple amputee whose life and determination to run a triathlon show how new technologies are pushing the limits of what it means to be human – and how his risk-taking nature helps him to push his own limits.
Participants do not have to attend all four events in the series. You are encouraged to read the book selection before the discussion; copies of each book will be available for checkout at Howe Library one month in advance of the event. You can check out the book even if you don't have a Howe Library card.
"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. The program is the work of 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.
Date: May 2, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Murray Room