LET'S BOOK - Orientation meeting on Thursday, September 4, at 9:30 am in library community room
Visit our LET'S BOOK web page where you'll find information about upcoming programs, incentives, the Team Challenge and the downloadable walking/reading logs.
Ordinary Lives Made Extraordinary! The Social Impact of World War I, September 30 at 7:00 pm
The Great War: The Incomprehensible?, November 4 at 7:00 pm
Observance of Armistice Day, November 12
"I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits unless I spend four hours a day at least - and it is commonly more than that - sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields absolutely free from all worldly engagements." Henry David Thoreau
In his classic essay "Walking" and other works, Henry David Thoreau describes the act of walking as an uplifting art accessible to anyone with a spirit of adventure. In this talk, we will explore the ways in which Thoreau celebrates walking as an ideal method of communing with the wider world and as an essential complement to work, study, and contemplation.
Our featured speaker is Bryon Williams. He teaches American Literature at Duquesne University, where he is a doctoral candidates in the English Department. His research, writing and teaching focus is on the intersection of literature and the natural environment with a special concentration on the works of Henry David Thoreau.
This talk is the first in a series of programs to be offered during the 10-week LET'S BOOK program this fall. This presentation is open to the general public, free of charge. You do not have to be a member of Let's Book to attend.