About: The Secular Book Club discusses books relevant to secular humanist values, issues, history, etc. These meetings are designed to build a stronger secular community, develop our thoughts more coherently, and embrace our history. Books are chosen by the group during meetings. After 9PM, discussion is continued at a local restaurant.
Time and Place: Third Saturdays, 7:oopm
Barnes and Noble
102 Park Ave. Willow Grove, PA
map and directions
*When you enter the store walk all the way to the back. We are using the room to the left. We are not in the cafe.
January 21: The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate -- Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohlleben
Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland.
After learning about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.
February 18: Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Facts That Will Save Us by Sara E. Gorman & Jack M. Gorman
Why do some parents refuse to vaccinate their children? Why do some people keep guns at home, despite scientific evidence of risk to their family members? And why do people use antibiotics for illnesses they cannot possibly alleviate? When it comes to health, many people insist that science is wrong, that the evidence is incomplete, and that unidentified hazards lurk everywhere.