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Posted on: March 28, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Jones Library Celebrates Thoreau Bicentennial Statewide Read

Henry David Thoreau


Amherst, MA – This spring, the Jones Library is participating in the Thoreau Bicentennial Statewide Read, a yearlong event that has events taking place in every city and town in Massachusetts through 2017. The Thoreau Bicentennial Statewide Read is part of a global celebration that highlights the continued relevance of Thoreau’s writings and philosophical contributions, even 200 years after his birth on July 12, 1817.

A variety of events for all ages will be taking place at the Jones Library throughout the spring, and the Amherst community is invited to participate. While the book club reading “Walden” has already filled, we invite the Amherst community to join us in other programming being offered – or to use these events as inspiration to read one of Thoreau’s works on your own. Please join us in celebrating this great American author, philosopher, and poet. His message still rings clear in our hectic society, and perhaps some of his words might help alleviate the pressures of modern-day life.

All events are free and open to the public.

Read the full press release & list of events (PDF)
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