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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. (For a full discussion history, please click here).

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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