Upcoming Classes in the Sterling Morton Library
Fake News, Real Science: How to Make Sense of the Information Landscape with Carissa Dougherty, Head of Knowledge Management
We are confronted with a vast amount of information every day, and it can be difficult to find trusted and credible sources of expertise. This hands-on workshop will teach you how to identify the “symptoms” of a less-than-credible source and what questions to ask yourself as you’re looking for good advice on the internet (and beyond) to answer questions about trees, plants, and the environment.
Thursday, July 26, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Beasts at Bedtime: The Environmental Wisdom of Children’s Literature with Liam Heneghan, author and environmental scientist
Revisit your favorite childhood books--and some unknown treasures--through a new lens with author, scholar, and dad, Liam Heneghan. In his newest book, Beasts at Bedtime: Revealing the Environmental Wisdom in Children's Literature, Heneghan explores the vast richness of environmental themes and insights woven throughout children's literature. Environmental scientists and casual nature enthusiasts alike will delight in revisiting youth through an environmental lens.
Sunday, July 29, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Great Hikes in Literature with Cindy Crosby, author, hiker, and raconteur
Travel the world's great trails as told from the perspective of beloved nature writers. Weaving together literary accounts and her own insights from time on the trail, author Cindy Crosby will explore why we hike to find ourselves, and what do we discover when we get there?
From old standards to new voices, from the heart-wrenching to the humorous, hear excerpts from writings such as A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush, On Trails: An Exploration, Wild by Cheryl Strayed, and A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson.
Sunday, August 5, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Upcoming Events in the Sterling Morton Library
2018 Reading and Viewing List
- January 11, 2018 – Egan, Dan. The Death and Life of the Great Lakes, 2017.
- February 8, 2018 – Crosby, Cindy. The Tallgrass Prairie : an introduction, 2017.
- March 8, 2018 – Duncan, Dayton and Ken Burns. The National Parks: America's best idea, 2009.
- April 12, 2018 – Before the Flood, 2017. (Viewing of this documentary will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the discussion to follow.)
- May 10, 2018 – Wohlleben, Peter. The Hidden Life of Trees : what they feel, how they communicate, discoveries from the secret world, 2016.
- June 14, 2018 – Pearson, Arthur. Force of Nature : George Fell, founder of the Natural Areas Movement, 2017.
- July 12, 2018 – Adams, Mark. Turn Right at Machu Picchu : rediscovering the lost city one step at a time, 2011.
- August 9, 2018 – Jans, Nick. A Wolf Called Romeo, 2014.
- September 13, 2018 – Tyson, Neil deGrasse. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, 2017.
- October 11, 2018 – Croke, Vicki. The Lady and the Panda : the true adventures of the first American explorer to bring back China's most exotic animal, 2005.
- November 8, 2018 – Owen, David. Where the Water Goes : life and death along the Colorado River, 2017.
- December 13, 2018 – Poetry – At this gathering, each participant is invited to bring a nature-related poem/s to share and discuss.