The Howe Library in Hanover has joined an elite list. The Howe is one of just 20 libraries in the country to be selected for a National Science Foundation grant. The $2,500 grant is being used for a pilot lecture series called "Pushing The Limits." Participants will read four books and talk about a related scientific topic. The purpose of the lectures is to get people who otherwise might not be interested in science to learn more about it.
"We want people to be thinking that this is a program about great books and about talking about connection and knowledge and nature and survival and then sort of slipping in the begins of getting people comfortable with thinking about science in our lives," said Heather Backman, the program coordinator at Howe Library.
The lectures will be the first Thursday of every month, beginning this Thursday. A professor at Dartmouth College will be co-hosting the discussions. They are free and open to the public.
("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. Their organizations include Dartmouth College, The Association for Rural and Small Libraries, the Califa Group-- a California-based library consortium, Dawson Media Group, and Oregon State University.)
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