The following programs are cancelled and will be rescheduled.

A Science Based Book Discussion Series and Companion Theme Program


Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation


Dessert from the Magic Spoon Bakery and a book!
 Book Discussions will be led by Jerry Schneider. 
 Copies of the book are available at the library.
 All programs start at 6:30 pm
 One Thursday per Month from January to April 2020

Thursday, March 26th at 6:30 PM:

Book Discussion and Dessert

The Pushing the Limits book discussion series continues! The theme is Heritage and the book is The Overstory by Richard Powers. Jerry Schneider will lead this discussion about the book that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Environmental leader, Bill McKibben writes, “This book is beyond special. Richard Powers manages to turn trees into vivid and engaging characters, something that indigenous people have done for eons but that modern literature has rarely if ever even attempted. It's not just a completely absorbing, even overwhelming book; it's a kind of breakthrough in the ways we think about and understand the world around us, at a moment when that is desperately needed.” 


Copies of the book are available to check out at the library. The Pushing the Limits Book Discussion series is a science based series supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. For more information call the library at 472-5948 or check

Tuesday, March 31st at 7 PM:

Walking from the Cold North Sea to the Warm Mediterranean

Can you imagine walking from the cold North Sea to the warm Mediterranean? Jim and Kathy Elkind did such a trip; come hear about it at the Memorial Building in Hardwick!
The Grand Randonnee 5 (GR5) is a 1,400-mile walking route that traverses four countries, three mountain ranges, and innumerable historic and cultural landmarks. Nightly indoor accommodations distinguish this route from most long North American hiking journeys. The GR5 starts at the North Sea in The Netherlands and travels through Belgium, Luxembourg, and the whole length of France to Nice on the Mediterranean Sea. Kathy and Jim Elkind spent over 3 months in 2018 walking the changing landscape from the flat Delta region, through Ardennes, Moselle and Lorraine Valleys, finally Vosges, Jura and the Alps. They will share slides of the magnificent landscape and humorous stories of their trials and tribulations of walking together as a couple for 98 days.
This program is a companion to the Pushing the Limits book discussion on Earle Kagge’s book Walking. The program is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. For more information call the library at 472-5948 or check

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  • Monday:         1:00  PM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday:        1:00  PM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday:  1:00  PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday:      1:00  PM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday:         10:00  AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday:     10:00  AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday:                 Closed

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