Adult Programming

Reading Nature

The Lilly Library, in conjunction with the Forbes Library and Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, will be hosting a 2-session online nature and environment book discussion group. This group, led by Arcadia Teacher/ Naturalist Kim Hoff, will be held on Thursday January 14th and Thursday February 18th from 7:00-8:00pm. The books we’ll be discussing are Silent Spring by Rachel Carson (on Jan 14th) and Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer (on Feb 18th).

These books were written more than a half-century apart, but both authors call us to action in and for the world. As scientists and nature writers, the authors put important works into our hands, meant to make a difference. We’ll explore the themes of the two books, how the authors’ approaches to their subject are effective, what their calls to action might be, the changes these books have made, and why their writing is important. We’ll also talk about factors that stand in the way of what we think the authors want for the world and what our responsibility is now that we’ve read their words.

The program is free, but pre-registration is required. You must register for each event separately.

To register for the January 14 event, please click here.

To register for the February 18 event, please click here.

If you require assistance registering, please call Lilly Library at 413-587-1500, x 2 or emailing at lillylibrary@cwmars.orgGroup size is limited to 12 to ensure everyone has a chance for meaningful participation. A Zoom link to join the online group will be sent from the library to registrants before the first session. Books will be available through the library system. To obtain a copy, please use interlibrary loan (the catalog records for the books are linked above) or call the library to have a book reserved for you.

Note: all regular programming is currently on-hold due to COVID-19.

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