A Chilling Book Discussion Red Hook Public Library continues science discussion series


(RED HOOK, NY) —     Red Hook Public Library presents the second in its Pushing the Limits series of STEM-related public discussions. The program, at 6 pm on Friday, February 3rd at the library,  is focused on the concept of Survival and especially its depiction in Clive Cussler’s novel Arctic Drift. The adventure story is set in the Northwest Passage and highlights some of the problems of climate change along with real and imagined technologies to combat it. Discussion will be facilitated by Red Hook High School teacher Mr. Bob Engasser. A short videotaped interview with the author will also be shown.  Hot chili and cold soft drinks will be served and all are welcome. Several copies of the book are available for loan at the library. The event is free with registration required.


Pushing the Limits is a reading, viewing and discussion program for adults in communities served by rural libraries, made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Red Hook Public Library has been serving the community of Red Hook and its need for lifelong learning since 1898. In 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 it was designated a five-star library by Library Journal. The library was chosen as a finalist for the Best Small Library in America award, given by Library Journal and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in 2015.

For more information, call the Red Hook Public Library, 845-758-3241. The library is located at 7444 S. Broadway in Red Hook and on the Web at www.redhooklibrary.org.