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Monday, September 15, 2014

Walking with Thoreau - Sept. 17 at 7:00 pm

Join us for "Walking with Thoreau" on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 7:00 pm in the Ligonier Valley Library's community room. Our featured speaker will be Bryon Williams.

"I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits unless I spend four hours a day at least - and it is commonly more than that - sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields absolutely free from all worldly engagements." Henry David Thoreau

In his classic essay "Walking" and other works, Henry David Thoreau describes the act of walking as an uplifting art accessible to anyone with a spirit of adventure. In this talk, we will explore the ways in which Thoreau celebrates walking as an ideal method of communing with the wider world and as an essential complement to work, study, and contemplation.
Bryon Williams teaches American Literature at Duquesne University, where he is a doctoral candidates in the English Department. His research, writing and teaching focus is on the intersection of literature and the natural environment with a special concentration on the works of Henry David Thoreau.

This program is open to the general public, free of charge with no registration required.

**You do not have to be a member of our Let's Book program to attend this talk. However, if you love to walk and you love to read, then follow the link (www.ligonierlibrary.org/letsbook.html) to learn more about Let's Book!