Saturday Book Conver
Saturday Book Conversations
Canton Public Library

Saturday, Dec. 29, 1:00 PM
“Saturday Book Conversations,” at Canton Public Library reads The Adventures of Henry Thoreau: A Young Man’s Unlikely Path to Walden Pond by Michael Sims. It's the boy who loved to walk in the woods, ice skate, and sing, and the ardent reader who studied the classics at Harvard and nature's wonders with equal diligence that Sims brings forward in this surpassingly vivid and vital chronicle of Thoreau's formative years. Exceptionally smart, peculiar looking, imaginative, and upright, Thoreau, who craved both solitude and conversation, was surrounded by people, including his mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, who, like him, chronicled their daily lives, providing Sims with a great bounty of primary sources. As Sims portrays a solemn boy nicknamed "the Judge," we gain fresh understanding of Thoreau's choices and convictions on his way to becoming a seminal environmentalist and civil-disobedience guru (Booklist).” Visitors and new members are always welcome. Light refreshments served. Call or email for more information:  (860) 693-5800,, or visit Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton.

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