Athol Rocks! One Billion Years as seen in Local Rocks and Landscape

July 25, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m. with Professor Richard Little.

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Amazing events have shaped the rocks and landscape of this part of Massachusetts! Continents have collided and split. Dinosaurs lived here. Great glaciers have left their mark on the landscape. Learn about these events and see and feel samples of some interesting geologic specimens (such as the rare Jurassic armored mud balls) in this presentation by Professor Little.

This 60 minute power point program will include handouts and samples. Copies of Professor Little’s books and DVDs will be available for purchase at a discount.

Richard D. Little, Professor Emeritus, Greenfield Community College, has presented numerous programs about the region’s amazing geologic heritage and has authored several books and articles, and produced two video programs available on DVD. He leads “Fantastic Landscapes” tours within the United States, Iceland, and Scotland.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Athol Public Library and is part of our ongoing Adult Summer Reading program, Libraries Rock! For more information on Libraries Rock and ways that you can win fabulous prizes, visit

Registration is required. Please call 978-249-9515 to reserve your spot.