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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Explore the Topic of “Knowledge” on Nov. 30 at Show Low Library

Another offering in the “Pushing the Limits” program

SHOW LOW, Ariz. (October 31, 2017) – Join other adults interested in discussing the topic of “knowledge” through the ages through an informal examination of the novel, “The Land of Painted Caves” by Jean M. Auel, on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 6:15 to 8 p.m. at Show Low Public Library, 181 N. 9th Street. The novel is the sixth and final book that traces the lives of Earth’s Children, an ice-age epic series. The library has several copies of the book for participants to check out and read prior to this free event.


The guest presenter is Andrew Hassard, who has a degree in geography and is a professor of archaeology and anthropology at Northland Pioneer College in Show Low.  Hassard will explore how humans have sought continuously to expand their knowledge and to pass it on to others, comparing cave paintings and ancient traditions to today’s world. Whether through oral traditions and primitive technologies or through high-tech advances, humans constantly push the limits for gathering, archiving and transmitting knowledge.


The novel is part of the Pushing the Limits program, a reading, viewing and discussion program geared for rural libraries that uses popular fiction to introduce adults to broad scientific themes, made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Along with an informal discussion, videos of author interviews and human interest stories will be shown and light refreshments will be provided.


For information or to check out a copy of the book to read prior to the event, visit the library or call (928) 532-4070.