Our World is wounded, deeply imperiled. Droughts transform California and Arizona into dustbowls. Melting glaciers denude Alaska. Wildfires devastate Australia and the American West. Perhaps worst of all, we are alienated from ourselves and our natural home. How have we gotten here? What can we do to help? How can we re-connect with the natural world? Author and lecturer Abby Mendelson will discuss eight outstanding authors – in poetry, prose, memoir – who desperately search for answers – as well as themselves. REGISTER BELOW FOR ENTIRE SERIES. June 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2022.
Desert: Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert. Terry Tempest Williams
Ice: The Future of Ice. Gretel Ehrlich
Loss: Appalachian Elegy: Poetry and Place. bell hooks
Myth: The Songlines. Bruce Chatwin.
Race: A Small Place. Jamaica Kincaid
Woods: The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature. David George Haskel
Soul: Wild. Cheryl Strayed
Quest: Underland: A Deep Time Journey. Robert Macfarlane
We will present these programs in the library building, but we will also offer them on Zoom for anyone who prefers a virtual format.
For those joining via the free video conferencing software Zoom, a Library staff member will be supervising the session. The Librarian coordinating the event will email each registrant a Zoom meeting invitation before the start of the program. Zoom is available as a free desktop (for Windows, MacOS, and Linux Operating systems) and mobile application for Android and Apple iOS devices. Once Zoom is installed, you will be able to join the virtual Library program.
Registration is required. By registering for this event you have agreed to comply with the library's patron behavior policy. All non-compliant participants will be immediately and permanently blocked from further participation. Because the Librarian facilitating the event will not be able to provide live technical support during the virtual program, it is strongly encouraged you familiarize yourself with Zoom in advance of the program. You can also contact the Library’s Virtual Reference Service for assistance learning Zoom. You can also join a test meeting to familiarize yourself with Zoom. For more in-depth instructions please visit the Zoom support page on joining a meeting.