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Lab Girl Book Club Discussion - Online Online

Please join ArtReach and Bayport Public Library for a discussion of the book Lab Girl by Hope Jahren.  

We will discuss the book over Zoom.  Please register, and we will send you the Zoom link.  Call the Library at 651-275-4416 if you have any questions.

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. 

This book club discussion is hosted as part of the NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley.   For more Big Read events in the valley, go to

ArtReach St. Croix is presenting the NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley in conjunction with core program partners Valley Bookseller, Stillwater Public Library, St. Croix Festival Theatre, UW River Falls, River Falls Public Library and library branches located in communities between St. Croix Falls, WI and Hastings, MN.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

NEA Big Read is designed to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. ArtReach St. Croix is one of 75 not-for-profit organizations to receive a grant to host an NEA Big Read project between September 2019 and June 2020.

Monday, August 17, 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Bayport Public Library
  All Ages  
  Book Clubs  
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
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