Adults

9,000 Miles On a 2,200 Mile Trail

Since 1989 Andy “Captain Blue” Niekamp has hiked 9,000 miles on the Appalachian Trail (AT), a continuous footpath that runs through 14 states from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Katahdin in Maine.  He has been awarded four “2,000 miler” certificates by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and is a Life Member of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

He is one of a dozen people worldwide who has reported completing the entire AT four or more times.  He first became interested in backpacking in the Boy Scouts, took his first solo hike on the AT in 1989 and has section hiked the AT end-to-end over four times.  He finds each hike gets easier and more enjoyable.  During this presentation you will take a photo journey from Georgia to Maine on the AT and Andy will give advice about mail drops, shuttles, hitchhiking and hiker hostels. 

Program is free and open to all ages.  No registration is required. 

Date: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
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FSPL Adult Reading Group

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The Happiness Project

by Gretchen Rubin

One rainy afternoon, while riding a city bus, Gretchen Rubin asked herself, "What do I want from life, anyway?"  She answered, "I want to be happy" - yet she spent no time thinking about her happiness.  In a flash, she decided to dedicate a year to a happiness project.  The result? One of the most thoughtful and engaging works on happiness to have emerged from the recent explosion of interest in the subject.

The Happiness Project synthesizes the wisdom of the ages with current scientific research, as Rubins brings readers along on her year to greater happiness.

The book has been a blockbuster bestseller.  It spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list, including hitting #1, sold more than 1.5 million copies, and has been published in more than 30 languages.

Books are available at both library branches.

Adults ages 18 and up.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
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FSPL Adult Reading Group

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A Spool of Blue Thread

by Anne Tyler

The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate togetherness: an indefinable, enviable kind of specialness.  But they are also like all families, in that the stories they tell themselves reveal only part of the picture.  Abby and Red and their four grown children have accumulated not only tender moments, laughter, and celebrations, but also jealousies, disappointments, and carefully guarded secrets.  From Red's father and mother, newly arrived in Baltimore in the 1920s, to Abby and Red's grandchildren carrying the family legacy boisterously into the twenty-first century, here are four generations of Whitshanks, their lives unfolding in and around the sprawling, lovingly worn Baltimore house that has always been their anchor.

Books are available at both library branches.

Adults ages 18 and up.

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