Members enjoy a morning of community, connectivity, and spirited discussion. Leafing Through the Pages meets on the second Thursday of every month from 10 a.m. until noon in the Library, this group explores works of fiction and non-fiction relating to natural history, ecology and gardens. Participants need to obtain books and read each month's selection prior to the gathering to fully share in the discussion.
January 10: Watts, May T. Reading the Landscape, 1957.
February 14: Bailey, Elisabeth Tova. The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, 2010.
March 14: Appalachian Trail, 2010. (Film – we'll view it at our discussion.)
April 11: Williams, Michael and Richard Cahan. The Lost Panoramas : when Chicago changed its river and the land beyond, 2011.
May 9: Mather, Robin. The Feast Nearby : how I lost my job, buried a marriage, and found my way by keeping chickens, foraging, preserving, bartering, and eating locally, 2011.
June 13: Muir, John. Steep Trails, 1918.
July 11: Maloney, Cathy Jean. World's Fair Gardens : shaping American landscapes, 2012.
August 8: Carson, Rachel. The Sense of Wonder, 1965.
September 12: Gould, Carol Grant. The Remarkable Life of William Beebe : explorer and naturalist, 2004.
October 10: Freinkel, Susan. Plastic : a toxic love story, 2011.
November 14: Olson, Sigurd. The Singing Wilderness, 1956.
December 12: Maitland, Sara. From the Forest : a search for the hidden roots of our fairy tales, 2012.
Second Thursday of every month
Sterling Morton Library
Arboretum members only