Fauquier Public Library Presents A Virtual Conversation With Steven Johnson, Author of How We Got to Now

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Join Steven Johnson, author of How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World, as he explores the history of innovation, tracing facets of modern life from their creation by hobbyists, amateurs, and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences.

Wednesday, October 6, 7 p.m.

Johnson is the bestselling author of 12 books, the host and co-creator of the PBS series “How We Got to Now and host of the podcast “American Innovations.”

Registration is required for this virtual event. Call 540.422.8532 or register online.

Request a copy of How We Got to Now or the children’s adaptation at your local library or visit Fauquier Community Read on our website. Signed copies will be available for purchase at The Open Book, Warrenton.

Other ways to explore How We Got To Now

Book Discussion
Wednesday, September 29, 1 pm
Join members of the Marshall book clubs for a virtual discussion. Contact Deborah.Cosby@fauquiercounty.gov for logon information or call 540.422.8527.

Book Club Kits
The library offers book club kits with discussion questions and multiple copies of How We Got to Now. Call 540.422.8500 ext. 6862 to reserve your kit.

DVD Series
Check out the PBS series “How We Got to Now”  from any Fauquier Public Library location.

STEAM for Tweens: Reflections on Glass
How We Got to Now has been adapted for young readers by Sheila Keenan.

In addition to reading the book, children ages 9-12 are invited to learn about glass—one of the six innovations explored in How We Got to Now—from its origins to modern day applications.

Registration for this on-demand STEAM for Tweens program is now open. Register here, then pick up a bag of supplies at your library and use the QR code in your bag to view the program.

Only one bag per child, please, and no more than two bags per family.


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