Beasts at Bedtime: The Environmental Wisdom of Children's Literature with Author Liam Heneghan

Schedule and Location

Sunday, July 29, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Sterling Morton Library

Fees and Registration

$16.00 member
$20.00 nonmember

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

Course Description

author liam henegan poses with his book
Part of the Summer Library Lecture Series

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.

Q&A and book signing to follow. Copies available for purchase at the event.

Liam Heneghan is a professor of Environmental Science and Studies at DePaul University and the Codirector of the Institute for Nature and Culture.

Instructor: Liam Heneghan, author and environmental scientist
Note: Held indoors. Limit 35

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