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Pushing the Limits: Survival

Event Date: 
Mar 30 2017 - 6:00pm

Life and Science Intersect in Adult Programming at LaSalle Library.

Join us, at the LaSalle Public Library for “Pushing the Limits,” a series of informal adult programming that highlights a few of the many ways that 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 chemistry of window washing fluid and street salt on winter roads, to the movies and photos we save in “the cloud,” we are immersed in STEM. The sciences provide a foundation for our understanding of the world, and of our place in it; of our choices and possibilities.

On March 30th, our third program in the series, “Pushing the Limits: Survival” will encourage consideration of the ways that people push the limits of survival. How do we push through to overcome physical adversity or emotional loss? How do individuals overcome seemingly insurmountable odds by effort and invention? Humans continually challenge themselves to improve our world, by improving intelligence – but can we push those limits too far?

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.”