Book Discussion – SURVIVAL

  • Date(s): Thursday, January 5th 2012 - Monday, April 2nd 2012
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  • Location: Niobrara County Library

Registration is now being taken for a winter book discussion series featuring three books that focus on survival under the harshest conditions. Wayne Deahl will return to lead the discussions to be held at 6 p.m. at the library on February 6, March 5 and April 2. Books will be obtained based on registration, so please call or stop by the library soon.

“Into Thin Air” by Jon Krakauer will be discussed on Monday, February 6 at 6 p.m. Krakauer examines what it is about Everest that has compelled so many people — including himself — to throw caution to the wind, ignore the concerns of loved ones and willingly subject themselves to such risk, hardship, and expense. Written with emotional clarity and supported by his unimpeachable reporting, Krakauer’s eyewitness account of what happened on the roof of the world is a singular achievement.

Wyoming author, Mark Jenkins’ book, “The Hard Way” will be the topic of discussion on Monday, March 5 at 6 p.m. Adventure writer Mark Jenkins has journeyed around the world, crossing wild country, probing the hinterlands, getting arrested over a dozen times. He has made a life out of doing things the hard way. The result is a book that dives headfirst into adventure and experience. Jenkins transports the reader with him as he climbs the ice-encrusted Italian Ridge of the Matterhorn; sea kayaks from battlefield to battlefield along the Turkish coast of Gallipoli, sneaks across Tibet to reach Buddhism’s holiest lake, descends unexplored canyons in Australia, and traverses the war-torn Simen Mountains of northern Ethiopia. If you’ve ever dreamed of escaping, lighting out for the unknown, read this book.

Aron Rolston’s story has captivated millions. Join the discussion of “Between a Rock and Hard Place” on Monday, April 2 at 6 p.m. On Saturday, 26 April 2003, Aron Ralston, a 27-year-old outdoorsman and adventurer, set off for a day’s hike in the Utah canyons. Eight miles from his truck, he found himself in the middle of a deep and remote canyon. Then the unthinkable happened: a boulder shifted and snared his right arm against the canyon wall. He was trapped.

For more information about library programs call the library at 334-3490.