Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Appalachian Trail Lecture

Roger “Hammer” Tetreault will speak at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, April 22nd at 7:00 p.m. His topic is: Hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Tetreault’s presentation is part of Bridgewater’s ongoing One Book One Community program which is currently focusing on Bill Bryson’s hiking memoir, “A Walk in the Woods”.

Roger Tetreault of Boxborough took the phrase “take a hike” literally when he decided to walk the 2,176.4 miles of the Appalachian Trail. A carpenter by trade, Roger is a backpacking and hiking enthusiast. After ten years of hiking the local terrain, he decided early in 2008 to hike the Appalachian Trail.

It took Roger 5.5 months to hike from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine, from March 25 until September 7. He encountered temperatures ranging from 18 degrees to 100 degrees, plus snow, lots of rain, deer, wild horses, wild long-horned cattle, wild boar, mountain lions, bears, snakes and many wonderful fellow thru-hikers.

Roger has produced a presentation in which he chronicles the many sights and sounds of the Appalachian Trail. Roger made this presentation to show you just what it would be like to hike the Appalachian Trail. Join us at the Bridgewater Public Library, 15 South Street, to view Roger’s adventure. After the presentation, Roger will take questions and lead a discussion.

For more information about Bridgewater’s One Book One Community program, visit our Blog at or our Facebook page at: Bridgewater One Book One Community.

A Library Resource Guide can be found at:

This semester’s One Book One Community program is a partnership of Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, Williams Intermediate School, Bridgewater Middle School, Mitchell Elementary School, Friends of the Bridgewater Public Library, Bridgewater Public Library, Bridgewater Senior Center, and the Nunckatessett Greenway.

“Hiking the Appalachian Trail” is free of charge and open to everyone. It is funded by the Friends of the Bridgewater Public Library.

For more information, contact Mary O’Connell at the library, 508-697-3331.

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