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Members enjoy a morning of community, connectivity, and spirited discussion.

Leafing Through the Pages meets on the second Thursday of every month from 10:00 a.m. until noon. This group explores works of fiction and non-fiction relating to natural history, ecology, and gardens. Participants are encouraged to read each month’s selection prior to the gathering to fully share in the discussion.

If you would like more information about Leafing Through the Pages, contact Rita Hassert at or 630-719-2430.

Discussion List

  • June 10, 2021 – Fletcher, Colin. The Man Who Walked Through Time: the Story of the First Trip Afoot Through the Grand Canyon, 1967.
  • July 8, 2021 – Andrews, Bryce. Down from the Mountain: the Life and Death of a Grizzly Bear, 2019.
  • August 12, 2021 – Kingsolver, Barbara. Unsheltered: a Novel, 2018.
  • September 9, 2021 – Sibley, David. What It’s Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing-What Birds Are Doing, and Why, 2020.
  • October 14, 2021 – Jahren, Hope. The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here, 2019.
  • November 11, 2021 – Adams, Mark. Tip of the Iceberg: My 3,000-Mile Journey Around Wild Alaska, the Last Great American Frontier, 2019.
  • December 9, 2021 – Berry, Wendell. The World-Ending Fire: the Essential Wendell Berry, 2017.


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