Local and Global: Notes From the Frontlines of the Climate Fight
Past Event ....... January 20th, 2012 — 6:00 p.m.
Read / Listen / React / Strategize! Join fellow community members to listen in on a live video feed featuring Bill McKibben, author, environmental activist and founder of 350.org and participate in a scholar-facilitated discussion following the lecture.
The Lewiston Public Library is partnering with the Maine Humanities Council on this event that will feature McKibben speaking live from the Westbrook Performing Arts Center talking about how, facing the greatest problem humans have ever come across, we need to be able to work effectively both in our local communities to find new ways to power our lives, and in the larger national and global arenas to make sure that unchecked global warming doesn’t defeat our best efforts. At the conclusion of the lecture, a local scholar will lead participants in a discussion about McKibben’s work and ideas, looking at how they relate to our lives, both locally here in Lewiston-Auburn and also globally.
McKibben’s talk will refer to concepts raised in his recent book, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet, and all participants are encouraged to read this work prior to the presentation. (Limited copies of the book are available at LPL or through inter-library-loan from other Maine libraries. To request a copy, go to the LPL catalog entry for Eaarth and click the “Request” button.)
This program will take place on Friday, January 20th at 6:00 p.m. in the Couture Room on the first floor of the Lewiston Public Library. For more information, consult the web page on the live talk or contact the LPL Adult Services desk at 513-3135 or LPLReference@LewistonMaine.gov
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