Upcoming Classes in the Sterling Morton Library
This is the story of an artist's love affair with a piece of land, and the birds, animals, and plants that inhabit it. Simple habitat enhancements can take a back yard from bland to bustling with wildlife. In this slide talk, artist/writer Julie Zickefoose shows how she and her husband have transformed their 80-acre abandoned farm into a wildlife sanctuary and observatory -- a perfect personal habitat.
Schedule and Location:
Friday, June 8, 2018, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Sterling Morton Library, Administration Building
Fees and Admission:
Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum.
$16.00 - member
$20.00 - nonmember
Fake News, Real Science: How to Make Sense of the Information Landscape with Carissa Dougherty, Head of Knowledge Management
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, scholar, and dad
Sunday, July 29, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Great Hikes in Literature with Cindy Crosby, author, hiker, and raconteur
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.