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
Event Type(s): Adult Services Program
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