Blandy Book Club

So many moving, insightful, and powerful books have been written about environmental topics, natural history, personal reflection, and special places. We all have our favorites.

With so many fine books available, we better start reading, and to help, we’ve launched the Blandy Book Club.

Meetings: In the Blandy library from 1-2 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month (except November and December). You can look forward to lively discussions and light refreshments. Participants should obtain their own copy of the book and read prior to the meeting.

2017 meeting dates and book selections:

January 26, 2017: your choice of book by E. O. Wilson

February 23, 2017: Walden, by Henry David Thoreau

March 23, 2017: The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring, by Richard Preston

April 27, 2017: Flight Behavior, by Barbara Kingsolver

May 25, 2017: The Hidden Life of Trees, by Peter Wohllenben

June 22, 2017: The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas, by Jerry Dennis

July 27, 2017: Life's Engines: How Microbes Made Earth Habitable, by Paul Falkowski

August 24, 2017: The Beekeeper's Lament, by Hannah Nordhaus

September 28, 2017: Pawpaw: In Search of America's Forgotten Fruit, by Andrew Moore

October 26, 2017: The Glass Universe, by Dava Sobel

January 25, 2018: The Invention of Nature, by Andrea Wulf

We do not meet in November or December.

How to participate: Contact Steve Carroll (, 540-837-1758 Ext. 287) to express interest or with questions. (Photo: