Thursday, October 15th 2020
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Join us for a virtual book club! We’ll discuss an entry in Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales every other Thursday. We will meet using Zoom. Please register in advance and we will email you the login information on the day of the program. All titles in this series are available for download on Hoopla. Recommended for children age 10 to 14.
Registration will open on Wednesday, September 17th by noon for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, September 19th for residents of other municipalities.
This week we’ll discuss Major Impossible: John Wesley Powell always had the spirit of adventure in him. As a young man, he traveled all over the United States exploring. When the Civil War began, Powell went to fight for the Union, and even after he lost most of his right arm, he continued to fight until the war was over. In 1869, he embarked with the Colorado River Exploring Expedition, ten men in four boats, to float through Grand Canyon. Over the course of three months, the explorers lost their boats and supplies, nearly drowned, and were in peril on multiple occasions. Ten explorers went in, only six came out. Powell would come to be known as one of the most epic explorers in history!