Second Thursday of every month
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.
2016 Reading and Viewing List
- January 14, 2016 – Millard, Candice. The River of Doubt : Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey, 2005. [LTTP redux – previously discussed on September 13, 2007]
- February 11, 2016 – Chasing Ice, 2012. (Documentary) Viewing will begin at 10:00 a.m.
- March 10, 2016. Aalto, Kathryn. The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: a walk through the forest that inspired the Hundred Acre Wood, 2015.
- April 14, 2016 - Hatch, Peter J. A Rich Spot of Earth : Thomas Jefferson's revolutionary garden at Monticello, 2012.
- May 12, 2016 - Macdonald, Helen. H is for Hawk, 2014.
- June 9, 2016 - Montgomery, Ben. Grandma Gatewood's Walk : the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail, 2014.
- July 14, 2016 - Abbey, Edward. Desert Solitaire : a season in the wilderness, 1968.
- August 11, 2016 - Keating, Ann Durkin. Rising Up from Indian Country : the battle of Fort Dearborn and the birth of Chicago, 2012.
- September 8, 2016 - Rebanks, James. The Shepherd's Life : modern dispatches from an ancient landscape, 2015.
- October 13, 2016 - Muir, John. John Muir : Nature Writings: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth; My First Summer in the Sierra; The Mountains of California; Stickeen; Essays (Library of America), 1997.
- November 10, 2016 - Stegner, Wallace. Angle of Repose, 1971.
- December 8, 2016 – Herriot, James. All Things Bright and Beautiful, 1974.
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.
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