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It’s because of libraries that books like mine get recommended to book clubs and avid readers, who in turn pass them onto others looking to be whisked away from the world for a little while…and perhaps to learn a bit about themselves in the process.

Jodi Picoult
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

Pushing the Limits: Nature

Event Date: 
Mar 2 2017 - 6:00pm
Life and Science Intersect in Adult Programming at LaSalle Library

Join us, on Thursday, March 2nd at 6:00 p.m., for “Pushing the Limits,” a series of informal programming for adults that highlights how Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are ever-present in our lives. Using short films, podcasts and TED Talks, each program is constructed to spark fresh thinking, and to build awareness of just how much science we all use every day. From the fruit on our kitchen tables, to the smart phones in our pockets, we are immersed in STEM. The sciences provide a foundation for our understanding of the world 
and our place in it.

On March 2nd, “Pushing the Limits: Nature” will encourage consideration of the ways that people push the limits of nature in both positive and negative ways. Is there such a thing as pushing nature too far? What is really meant by “natural,” and how do humans interact with the natural world? How do we learn from nature and what does nature teach us? The scope of this topic is incredibly broad; in this program, we’ll look at just a few areas sure to intrigue, inspire and amaze.

This is a free program, open to the public. The LaSalle Public Library
is located at 305 Marquette, LaSalle. For more information, please 
call the Library at 815-223-2341. “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.”