Viola Public Library

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Events & Goings-on

Summer Snack Packs!

Students of the Kickapoo School District can pick up snack packs at the

Viola Public Library, 137 S Main St, & the Readstown Public Library, 129 Wisconsin Ave,

from 2 pm-4 pm on the following days:

Tuesdays:  July 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28                          Fridays:  August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31


The next meeting of the Viola Book Club will be Tuesday, August 28, from 1:15-3:15 pm.

The group will be discussing the following book:

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

 National Bestseller     —     A New York Times Notable Book

PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award Finalist
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography

Winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Film Prize for Excellence in Science Books

One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post,, NPR, SlateEntertainment WeeklyNewsdayMinneapolis Star Tribune, Kirkus Reviews

Geobiologist Hope Jahren has spent her life studying trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Lab Girl is her revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also a celebration of the lifelong curiosity, humility, and passion that drive every scientist. In these pages, Hope takes us back to her Minnesota childhood, where she spent hours in unfettered play in her father’s college laboratory. She tells us how she found a sanctuary in science, learning to perform lab work “with both the heart and the hands.” She introduces us to Bill, her brilliant, eccentric lab manager. And she extends the mantle of scientist to each one of her readers, inviting us to join her in observing and protecting our environment. Warm, luminous, compulsively readable, Lab Girl vividly demonstrates the mountains that we can move when love and work come together.

If you need a copy of the book, please contact the library.

Anyone is welcome to join the book club at any time. Please contact the Viola Public Library for further information.

Hope to see you there!

137 S Main St, Viola      Email:       Phone: 608-627-1850


September 2018
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