Upcoming Classes in the Sterling Morton Library
Tree-mendous Tree Stories Digitization Workshop with Danielle Nowak, Access Services Librarian
Preserve and share your memories in the digital world by joining the Sterling Morton Library in their Tree-mendous Tree Stories Digitization Workshop! Bring your tree related photographs, slides, or negatives (limit 3) to the workshop and have them digitized by the Library's staff. After digitization, you will have the opportunity to add your story to the Arboretum's Tree-mendous Tree Stories project and share your story with the community!
Wednesday, August 15 or Friday, August 24, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or Monday, August 27, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to noon, 2018
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.
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 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.