All programs will be held at Louisburg Library. Please REGISTER to participate in this four part series.  Free copies of the books ‍‍‍were limited to the first 23 people who registered.  More copies of the books are available for check out.  

January 24 thru April 25, 2017
4th Tuesday of each month
7:00 pm @ Louisburg Library

Science in Everyday Life: Sean Brock
Sean Brock is a successful chef who has two Charleston restaurants and two James Beard Awards to his credit, but he’s not satisfied. His restaurants are a means to pursue his ambition of revitalizing the golden age of Southern Cuisine, by reviving heirloom crops and recovering heritage-breed livestock.
He curates genetic information for the future. Sean makes use of his own received and experiential knowledge in an extraordinarily broad range of contexts, such as work with local experts, kitchen experiments with molecular gastronomy, and in books, to create amazing Southern cuisine. He advances the notion that we are all scientists in our own kitchens.

Book: The Land of the Painted Caves by Jean M. Auel
Author of the best-seller Earth’s Children series, including the most recent Land of the Painted Caves, Jean Auel’s long-time interest has been the intersection of the Neanderthal and the Cro-Magnon during the Paleolithic era. Her works build from more than thirty years of consultation with experts around the world, visits to numerous archaeological sites, and her own research. In her speculative worlds, genetic memory and experiential knowledge are combined to question which of the branches on the human tree will survive.

Please review the following chapter(s) before our discussion:
Chapter 34
(p. 663) & Chapter 41 (p. 804)

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. The program is the work of a team of library professionals, scientists, and filmmakers from organizations including Dartmouth College, the Association for Rural and Small Libraries, the Califa Library Group, Public Library Association, Dawson Media Group, Institute for Learning Innovations, Goodman Research Group, and Oregon State University.

Theme 1:   SURVIVAL
Arctic Drift by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler

Thunderstruck by Erik Larson

Theme 3:   NATURE
When the Killing's Done by T.C. Boyle


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Pushing the Limits of KNOWLEDGE
What is knowledge and is it the same as information? Is learning the same as knowing? Or are there multiple ways to know things? What makes different types of knowledge important over time?

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Books for Additional Reading
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
Even Money by Dick Francis
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Wired by Douglas E. Richards