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

November 14 & December 12
2nd Tuesday of each month
7:00 pm @ Louisburg Library

Science in Everyday Life:  Heather Doyle
In this video we meet Heather Doyle: who grew up in a “DIY family” in rural Wisconsin. She has become an artist, teacher, and social activist, who has found a way to use her love of blacksmithing - to transform metal but also to transform her own life as well as the lives of all kinds of people around her. Her life is one of continual transformation and her seamless moving among identities has transformed her into the person she is today. Heather clearly learns by doing and teaches in a learning-by-doing fashion.  

Book: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind  by William Kamkwamba
When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land.

Please review the following chapter(s) before our discussion:
Prologue -
(p. 1=2), Chapter 1 - (p. 3-5), Chapter 4 - (p. 67-78),
Chapter 7 -
(p. 121-127), Chapter 8 - (p.121-127), Chapter 11 - (p. 194-200),
Chapter 13 -
(p. 242-249), Chapter 15 - (p. 264-266), E‍‍‍pilogue ‍‍‍- (p. 282-286)

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.


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Explore ideas about Tradition and Transformation.

Pushing the Limits of TRANSFORMATION
“Transformation” is a universal experience – the child becomes the adult, we meet people and they change our lives and sometimes we change theirs. We work, which for some of us is purposeful transformation of materials or words. What is the process of ‘transformation”? ‍‍‍

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