Lancaster’s Thayer Memorial Library is hosting a Town-Wide Read book discussion of “Civil Disobedience” by Henry David Thoreau as part of the Thoreau Bicentennial Statewide Read, celebrating Thoreau’s 200th birthday. This discussion is part of the Thoreau Bicentennial Statewide Read, with events taking place in every city/town in Massachusetts throughout 2017. The Thoreau Bicentennial Statewide Read is part of a global celebration that highlights the continued relevance of Thoreau’s writings and philosophical contributions, even 200 years after his birth on July 12, 1817.
Lancaster will host this event on Tuesday, September 26 at 6:30 p.m. Please join us in celebrating this great American author, philosopher, and poet. His message still rings clear in our hectic society, and perhaps some of his words might help to alleviate the pressures of modern-day life.
The Walden Woods Project in Lincoln, MA, Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area at Devens, University of Massachusetts Lowell Honors College in Lowell, and Massachusetts Center for the Book in Boston are co-sponsors of the Thoreau Bicentennial Statewide Read. Their goal is to have every town or city in Massachusetts participate by coordinating at least one event in 2017 that brings community members together to read a work by Thoreau.
In the spirit of self-determination championed by Thoreau, the coordinators of each town/city’s Read event can choose when in 2017 they want to carry out their Read; how they want to implement their Read (book group, public reading, a day of activities, etc.); and which Thoreau piece they will read.
For more information about the Thoreau Bicentennial Statewide Read as a whole, please contact the Walden Woods Project at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the Read event in Lancaster, please contact Karen Silverthorn at 978-368-8928 ext. 4 or email@example.com