Reply To: Sharing Our Pushing the Limits Program Experiences

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MaDonnaThoma-Kremer
Participant

We held our first book discussions this week. We read Clive Cussler’s Arctic Drift and thought this paired well with the month of January. We opted to offer an evening and afternoon discussion because we knew that many people don’t like to drive at night and others have to work during the day. We had 10 people attend our evening discussion and 9 people attend our afternoon discussion. We provided a variety of appetizers, wine (limit of 2 glasses), water and coffee to the patron attending the book discussion. I encouraged people to attend both discussion if they wanted because each discussion can be vastly different depending on the crowd and we had a few that did.

Some of the people that came to discussion were part of our established book discussion group and some were new.

We heard many positive remarks about the food and the discussion.

Our Science partner for this book was a retired science teacher with a passion for conservation. He has served on the county’s conservation board for 25 years. He was a great match for the discussion since climate change was a theme in Arctic Drift. He also did some research while reading the book that he was able to use to enhance the discussion.

Next week, we are offering a companion program. David Thoreson, a Iowa Author and photographer, will join us to share his experiences in traveling the Northwest Passage three times! He has also worked on two documentaries for IPTV and circumnavigated several continents on small sailboats. We are excited to have David join us!

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