Two hundred years ago on July 12, 1817, this guy was born in Concord, Mass. He went on to become the voice of the modern American environmental movement writing such classics as A Year on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers and Walden.
On Thursday, July 20 at 6 p.m., MCLA Professors David Langston and Mark Miller will be in the library’s main reading room to talk about the major themes of Walden. Paperbacks of the book are available for check out at the library thanks to the generosity of the Thoreau Society. After their presentation we will be cutting the cake and singing a chorus of “Happy Birthday” to his memory. Join the fun and be part of a movement to recognize one of the singular voices who called for living gently on the land and becoming immersed in the beauty of our natural world.