Pushing the Limits: Climate Change Impacts in Our Community

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Midlothian Public Library
Large Meeting Room

Event Details

Using a model that is essentially “book club meets science café,” this series will engage adults in discussing local weather challenges and threats. Participants will be invited to read one popular fiction or nonfiction book for each session (available for checkout at least one month in advance). At each meeting, we will watch a human interest video about real people who have developed resilient strategies for facing climate challenges. Discussions of the books, videos, and other resources will be facilitated by a librarian and a partner scientist from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). While attendance at all 3 sessions is encouraged, each month’s event can stand on its own and may be attended separately.  Refreshments will be served.

September Book Selection: Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago by Eric Klinenberg
Over seven hundred people perished in the great Chicago heat wave of 1995. Klinenberg’s book uncovers how a number of surprising and unsettling forms of social breakdown contributed to the high fatality rates.

Pushing the Limits: PLACE is a library hosted reading, viewing and discussion program for adults in underserved and rural communities, made possible by grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Science Foundation.

Event Type(s): Adult Services Program

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