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Celebrating The Thoreau Bicentennial at the GPL






Celebrate Henry David Thoreau’s Bicentennial Year at the Greenfield Public Library with a series of events commemorating the Massachusetts philosopher, journalist, and poet.

  • On Monday, July 24 at 6pm, the GPL will host a Thoreau Open Mic. Thoreau enthusiasts are invited to come to the library’s LeVanway Meeting Room to share a favorite passage from one of the writer’s many works.
  • Monday, August 7 at 6pm, staff member Barry McColgan will host a spirited discussion of Civil Disobedience in the library’s Greenfield Room. Copies will be available at the library for several weeks beforehand.
  • On Monday, August 14 at 6pm the GPL welcomes back local presenter Barry Deitz who will share I Went into the Woods: The Life and World of Henry David Thoreau in the library’s LeVanway Room.

Come for one or all of these events, which are free and sponsored by the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library and offered in conjunction with the Walden Woods Project.