Armchair Adventurers: Explorations in Geography, Culture and Wanderlust – Starts this October

Join us for our new monthly Adult Reading & Discussion series- Armchair Adventurers: Explorations in Geography, Culture and Wanderlust!   This series, funded in part through a New York Humanities grant, will examine the culture, geography and spirit of wanderlust (from our comfortable armchairs) through literature and muse.

We will start with a look at the United States from the Atlantic to the Pacific. TC3 professor of History and Political Science, David Flaten, will help facilitate the first discussion as we look at John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley: In Search of America this September. Though written in 1962, Steinbeck’s road trip to reconnect with America remains relevant today.  His humor, insight and stories will resonate with anyone who has travelled or who has not!

Due to the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases, we are postponing the series until OCTOBER, but you can start reading now!

Register here.  Books for the series are available at the library. 

Programs in the series to be held on the following Tuesday evenings at 7 pm at the library:

  •  October 19: Travels with Charley- in Search of America by John Steinbeck
  •  November 16 : Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe by Bill Bryson
  •  December 14 :  Postcards from the Borderlands with a ZOOM interview with author, Prof. David Mould
  • January 18: The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World by Eric Weiner.