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Leafing Through the Pages - Members' Book Discussion Group

The Sterling Morton Library
SCHEDULE AND LOCATION: 

Second Thursday of every month
10 a.m.-noon
Sterling Morton Library

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 are encouraged to read each month's selection prior to the gathering to fully share in the discussion.

 

2017 Reading and Viewing List

  • January 12, 2017 - Jahren, Hope. Lab Girl, 2016.
  • February 9, 2017 - Waal, Frans de. Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? 2016.
  • March 9, 2017 - Buck, Rinker. The Oregon Trail : a new American journey, 2015.
  • April 13, 2017 - Gooley, Tristan. The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs : use outdoor clues to find your way, predict the weather, locate water, track animals--and other forgotten skills, 2014.
  • May 11, 2017 - Nordhaus, Hannah. The Beekeeper’s Lament : how one man and half a billion honey bees help feed America, 2011.
  • June 8, 2017 - Anthony, Lawrence. The Elephant Whisperer : my life with the herd in the African wild, 2009.
  • July 13, 2017 - Ackerman, Jennifer. The Genius of Birds, 2016.
  • August 10, 2017 - Jens Jensen : The Living Green, 2013. 
  • September 14, 2017 - McDowell, Marta. All the Presidents’ Gardens : Madison's cabbages to Kennedy's roses, how the White House grounds have grown with America, 2016.
  • October 12, 2017 - Flores, Dan L. Coyote America : a natural and supernatural history, 2016.
  • November 9, 2017 - Wulf, Andrea. The Invention of Nature : Alexander von Humboldt's new world, 2015.
  • December 14, 2017 - Theroux, Paul. Deep South : four seasons on back roads, 2015.
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: 

Arboretum members only

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