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This program (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.

Look for the grant to resume in fall 2017 with new themes and books.


The early 2017 lineup was

Wed, February 1st | Survival, Paolo Bacigalupi’s The Water Knife

Thu, March 2nd | Nature, T.C. Boyle’s When the Killing’s Done

Wed, April 12th | Connection, Erik Larson’s Thunderstruck

Wed, May 3rd  | Knowledge, E.O. Wilson’s The Meaning of Human Existence

The discussions were co-moderated by Irene Shonle and Jay Mann. Irene has a PhD in Ecology and Evolution from the University of Chicago, and is Director of CSU Extension in Gilpin County.

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