I read the article in the Mukwonago Chief yesterday about heroin use in Eagle and immediately wanted to get hold of the Village of Eagle Police Department/Waukesha County Sheriff to host a future program that would allow for education and discussion of this problem. Stay tuned for details!
We all want to be stronger, smarter, and more aware, but how and why do we "Push the Limits"? How do advances in science and technology affect our lives every day? Get involved in these questions in a new four-event reading, viewing, and discussion series here at the Library.
For our first event from 6 pm - 7 pm on February 24, Alli Chase and David Shamsi will lead a discussion about the book "Arctic Drift," by Clive Cussler, watch an author interview, and watch a "human interest video" about a family that "pushes the limits" of their machinery and knowledge daily in running the farm, modifying their competition combine for the annual combine derby, dealing with a water shortage, and fending off the administration of the closest city, which wants to tap their well. The book does not have to be read prior to this event in order to participate. There will be light refreshments.
Stop by the library to check out a display of books and videos related to survival.
Pushing the Limits is a reading, viewing and discussion program for adults in communities served by rural libraries, made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
I participated in a webinar session just a few days ago and there was a discussion about the role of a public library in a community. I often hear that the library is a "community gathering place", a "safe and secure place", an "integral part of the community" but in this session the library was characterized as a "radical sharing place". Do you think of the library as a "radical sharing place"?
A friend reminded me yesterday that while it is perhaps the norm to work on something and intend to go from A to Z that's not always the way things work out. And sometimes it's for the better to not just go from A to Z. It is ok to take the time (yes, play) and create. It's about being open minded and willing to take a chance.
You may have seen any number of recent movie releases such as The Book Thief,How I Live Now, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, 12 Years a Slave, which are all based on books. In 2014 many more popular books for adults and young adults will be made into film.