Join us for Reading Upwards! A book group about living, meaning, and belonging in perilous times.  

We meet the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. You don’t have to read the entire book to attend! Spend some time with it, see what speaks to you and what doesn’t, and come share your thoughts. Books can be checked out by any Upper Valley resident.

Please contact if you would like to participate; we will send you a Zoom invite for the event.

This month we will discuss The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons From the World's Happiest People, by Dan Buettner.

"Buettner (The Blue Zones Solution) brings substantive research and an emphasis on health to the by-now-familiar happiness trend in self-health literature. Focusing on “designing your life to make it happier,” his book offers “simple, evidence-based steps” based on scientific research. In previous books, Buettner identified five areas around the globe where people live the longest, which he calls “blue zones.” Applying the same concept to happiness, he pinpoints the regions where people report the highest levels of satisfaction and fulfillment. Using case studies and examples, he tells the stories of these communities, along with advice on how to apply their philosophies." --Publisher's Weekly