Press Release: Announcing a Virtual Conversation With the Author

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Virtual Talk Will Feature Best-Selling Author of How We Got To Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World

(Warrenton, VA) September 10, 2021 – The Fauquier Public Library will host a virtual discussion with Steven Johnson, author of the bestselling book How We Got to Now:  Six Innovations that Made the Modern World.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 6.

The program is part of the Fauquier Community Read, a countywide reading program sponsored by the library.

Filled with surprising stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes, How We Got to Now explores the history of innovation, tracing facets of modern life from their creation to their unintended consequences. The library expects How We Got to Now, a New York Times best seller, to spark a community discussion that considers the future by exploring the past.

“Our conversation with Johnson promises a look at a world we generally take for granted with fresh eyes,” Library Director Maria Del Rosso said.

Johnson is the author of 12 books, including Enemy of All Mankind, Farsighted, Where Good Ideas Come From, The Ghost Map and his most recent release – Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer.

He is also the host and co-creator of the PBS/BBC series “How We Got to Now, the podcast American Innovations and PBS/Nutopia series “Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer.”

Hundreds of copies of How We Got to Now are available at all library locations, as well as kits for book clubs. The book’s adaptation for young readers and the PBS/BBC series “How We Got to Now” are also available for checkout.

To join the virtual conversation with the author register here or call 540.422.8532.

The library has planned additional programs about topics from How We Got to Now, including a book club discussion and a STEAM program for tweens. For more information, pick up a program guide at your nearest Fauquier Public Library location or go to https://fauquierlibrary.org/fauquier-community-read/.

All events are free and open to the public.

Visit https://fauquierlibrary.org/ for additional information about additional services and resources available from Fauquier Public Library.

 

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