Search the Catalog

Pushing the Limits: PLACE Book Series*

pushing the limits logo

Three-Month Book Club Series – Join the Club, Free!
Main Library and Regency Square Branch Library

In these book club meet science cafés, we’ll explore outcomes of what could become a reality with climate change. Read a different book and attend the meeting each month. A science expert will join us to discuss the book and possible implications for humankind. It’s a fun, informative way to explore one of today’s most debated topics—climate change.

Free copies of books will be available for participants on a first-come, first-serve basis at the informational meetings. We want to hear what you think! So please plan to attend all meetings at the branch you join. Each participating branch will hold one informational meeting and three book discussion meetings. See you there!

*Pushing the Limits: PLACE, Public Libraries Advancing Community Engagement  is a library hosted reading, viewing, and discussion program for adults made possible by grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Science Foundation. The program is the work of a team of library professionals, scientists, and filmmakers from organizations including Califa Group, Dartmouth College, Dawson Media Group, and Goodman Research Group.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo

 

Main Library, Jax Makerspace – First Floor

Informational Meeting – Sign up and get your free books.
Saturday, Aug. 26 at 2 – 3 p.m.

Kenneth Rainer, Education Director of the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve, will lend his expertise to each discussion. For information about the series, email wilsonj@coj.net.

Book Discussion: Climate Changed: A Personal Journey through the Science by Philippe Squarzoni
Saturday, Sept. 9 at 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Book Discussion: Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
Saturday, Oct. 7 at 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Book Discussion: Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago by Eric Klineberg
Saturday, Nov. 4 at 1 :30 – 3 p.m.

 

Regency Square Branch Library, Meeting Room A
All Meetings/Discussions – Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

Informational Meeting – Sign up and get your free books.
Thursday, Aug. 31 at 6:30 p.m.

University of Florida Professor and Marine Biologist Dr. Maia McGuire will lend her expertise to each discussion. For more information about the series, email cindym@coj.net.

Book Discussion: Memory of Water by Emmi Itäranta
Thursday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Book Discussion: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Thursday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Book Discussion: Forty Signs of Rain by Kim Stanley Robinson
Thursday, Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Jacksonville Public Library