Walter E. Olson Memorial Library

203 N. Main Street (715) 479-8070

Pushing the Limits of Tradition: Read, View & Discuss Science

From October 20, 2017 5:30 pm until October 20, 2017 7:00 pm
Our Pushing the Limits Fall Series is a free, reading, viewing and discussion series co-hosted by your librarian and a “science advocate”. Our series is designed to encourage adults in our community to see the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) that is all around them and part of their everyday lives. The second year of our four-part series we will be discussing ideas about Tradition, Transformation, Motion and Heritage.

Our October program focuses on the open-ended theme of "Tradition". Participants will explore the theme through the discussion of the book, Station Eleven, and a short video. We have free copies of the book to give to the first eight (8) registered participants. Vilas County Lake Conservation Specialist, Quita Sheehan, will facilitate the science end of things with the first science topic focusing on traditon.

The first session is set for October 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the library. We are reading the book, Station Eleven by Hilary St. John Mandel. Even if people haven’t read the book beforehand, there will be a brief summary of it. 

Sign up for any or all of the sessions. If you are not much of a reader, you are still welcome to attend. All the programs are free, but pre-registration is required. The registration deadline is one week before the event. 

Free copies of the books for discussion will be available approximately one month prior to each event and given to the first 8 people to register. Additional copies are available for check out and available in a variety of formats, including audio, digital and print copies. Space is limited and going fast, so don’t wait too long. For more information, contact the library at 479-8070.

*Pushing the Limits is a project made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Olson Memorial Library · 203 N. Main St. · P.O. Box 69 · Eagle River, WI 54521 · Phone 715-479-8070 ·Fax 715-479-2435