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Blandy Book Club

So many moving, insightful, and powerful books have been written about the environment, 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.

2018 meeting dates and book selections:

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

February 22, 2018: The Voyage of the Beagle, by Charles Darwin

March 22, 2018: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer

April 26, 2018: Lost Woods: The Discovered Writing of Rachel Carson, edited by Linda Lear

May 24, 2018: A Short History of Nearly Everything, by Bill Bryson

June 28, 2018: The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative, by Florence Williams

July 26, 2018: Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That Will Improve and/or Ruin Everything, by Kelly and Zach Weinersmith

August 23, 2018: The Great Quake: How the Biggest Earthquake in North America Changed Our Understanding of the Planet, by Henry Fountain

September 27, 2018: Nature's Compass: The Mystery of Animal Migration, by James and Carol Grant Gould

October 25, 2018: Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History, by Dan Flores


January 24, 2019: Why Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals, by Temple Grandin


We do not meet in November or December.

How to participate: Contact Steve Carroll (scarroll@virginia.edu, 540-837-1758 Ext. 287) to express interest or with questions. (Photo: Edudemic.com)