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Winter Reading with Linda Ohlson Graham

March 5 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Henry David Thoreau’s Walden

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Erich von Däniken’s Chariots of the Gods

Join a weekly book club and read along/read aloud with group leader, Linda Ohlson Graham.  The first session from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm will focus on Walden by transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, while the second session from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm will focus on Erich von Daniken’s Chariots of the Gods every Thursday in February in the Library’s Bowsprit Room.  Linda Ohlson Graham, will read aloud from the book while encouraging other participants to read along or aloud as well.  Tea and cookies will be served!

Walden is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and—to some degree—a manual for self-reliance. First published in 1854, Walden details Thoreau’s experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin near Concord, Massachusetts he built close to Walden Pond amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson. Thoreau used this time to write his first book, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. The experience also later inspired Walden, in which Thoreau uses the passage of the four seasons to symbolize human development.

Chariots of the Gods is a groundbreaking classic that introduced the theory that ancient Earth established contact with aliens. Immediately recognized as a work of monumental importance, Chariots of the Gods endures as proof that Earth has been visited repeatedly by advanced aliens from other worlds. Here, Erich von Däniken examines ancient ruins, lost cities, spaceports, and a myriad of hard scientific facts that point to extraterrestrial intervention in human history. Most incredible of all, however, is von Däniken’s theory that we are the descendants of these galactic pioneers—and he reveals the archeological discoveries that prove it…

Van Däniken is a Swiss author of several books which make claims about extraterrestrial influences on early human culture. Chariots of the Gods was published in 1969.

Linda Ohlson Graham is a fine photographer and ecstatic poet, named CO Department of Peace Poet Laureate in Oct. 2009, who has sailed thousands of miles … including the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Central and South America.  While living in Denver, Colorado,  Linda co-directed the J.M.W. Turner Museum from 1984 to 1996. During this time the Turner Museum was chosen as ‘One of the 99 Finest Museums in America’ by Atlantic Monthly. Her photography and spiritual writing portray the richness of her life’s experience.

Details

Date:
March 5
Time:
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Venue

Provincetown Public Library: Bowsprit Room
356 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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Phone:
508-487-7094
Website:
http://provincetownlibrary.org/