Pushing the Limits
02.19.2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Pember Library presents PUSHING THE LIMITS, a reading, viewing, and discussion program for adults in communities served by rural libraries made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Unleash your mind...explore and get involved in ideas about knowledge, connections, nature and survival in a 4-part series for adults at the Pember Library in Granville.
Dylan O’Leary, a local science expert will join us to view two short videos and discuss the topics and recommended books. We will have several copies of the books available for checkout at the library before each program, but you do not need to read the book to attend the program. Each program promises to be engaging and thought-provoking, and we hope you will join us!
The second in the series will be held on Sunday, February 19 at 1:00 PM. This program is an investigation into how humans have continuously sought to expand their own knowledge and to pass it on to others. Whether through oral traditions and primitive technologies, or through new high tech advances, we constantly push our limits for gathering, archiving, and transmitting knowledge.
In subsequent discussions, we will explore how humans push the limits of nature with TC Boyle's book "When the Killing's Done," and push the limits of survival with Clive Cussler's book "Arctic Drift."
Light snacks with coffee or water will be provided.