june, 2021

wed09jun9:30 AM10:30 AMEvent OverOutdoor Event: Adult Backyard Book Club - The Wander Society / Keri SmithEvent held offsite at Canopy Shores Park 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Event Details

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Join Amy, a librarian, and AyoLane, a naturalist, for an outdoor book club that focuses on our natural world. We’ll discuss our all-time favorite nature titles, both fiction and non-fiction. The book club will meet at parks throughout St. Johns County, practically in your own backyard!

This month we’ll be reading The Wander Society by Keri Smith. This month’s meeting will take place at Canopy Shores Park. Several years ago when Keri Smith, bestselling author of Wreck This Journal, discovered cryptic handwritten notations in a worn copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, her interest was piqued. Little did she know at the time that those simple markings would become the basis of a years-long, life-changing exploration into a mysterious group known only as The Wander Society, as well as the subject of this book.  Within these pages, you’ll find the results of Smith’s research: A guide to the Wander Society, a secretive group that holds up the act of wandering, or unplanned exploring, as a way of life. You’ll learn about the group’s mysterious origins, meet fellow wanderers through time, discover how wandering feeds the creative mind, and learn how to best practice the art of wandering, should you choose to accept the mission.

This event is free and open to the public, but for social distancing purposes, registration is required. If the weather is sunny, please bring your own camp chair for sitting out under the trees. If it’s rainy, we’ll be sitting in the park pavilion. Masks are encouraged, social distancing is required. Feel free to bring your own snacks & beverages! Please notify us at least 3 days in advance if you should need a sign language interpreter. Questions? Please call Amy at 904.827.6942 or email at aackerman@sjcfl.us.

Time

(Wednesday) 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Health Guidelines for this Event

Physical Distance Maintained
Outdoor Event
Other Health Guidelines Face masks are strongly recommended.

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