as they implement the programs.
Why is the series called Pushing the Limits?
Since the beginning of time humans have imagined and achieved pushing the boundaries of the physical world. We want to be stronger, smarter, and more aware. We create stories to bring those dreams to life. But many of those dreams are no longer just stories. With great new advances in science and technology, we are finding ways in which all of us are able to push the limits every day.This series focuses on how each of us every day, knowingly or otherwise, uses STEM to reach our dreams. The science partner’s role is to help engage adult audiences in considering that question, while encouraging them to see the science in the world around them.
How Does It Work?
Think of the program as “book club meets science café.” Your fellow community members read a book and then join you and your librarian partner to discuss the themes of each event as they are presented in the books and videos.
Pushing the Limits program events are each structured around a theme. The books, videos and discussions will all explore the theme from different perspectives. Download the theme guides, which discuss the thematic approaches in more detail– you can discuss this with your librarian partner.
Explore each of the program units in the Public Program Resources section.