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Access to knowledge is the superb, the supreme act of truly great civilizations . Of all the institutions that purport to do this, free libraries stand virtually alone in accomplishing this …  Of the monuments humans build for themselves, very few say:  ‘Touch me; use me; my hush is not indifference; my space is not barrier’

Toni Morrison

Pushing the Limits: Knowledge

Event Date: 
Apr 25 2017 - 6:00pm

Join us, at the LaSalle Public Library for “Pushing the Limits,” for the final program of a four-part series of informal science presentations for adults that highlight 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.

The theme for our final program is “knowledge.” The sciences provide a foundation for our understanding of the world; breakthroughs, cutting edge ideas and even futuristic concepts come by building on the shoulders of those who came before us, who had an understanding of the world, far different than our own. This final program will look at just a few of the many Science, Technology, Engineering and Math contributions that gave us the knowledge for the world we have today, and the knowledge for the future.

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.