Steamboat briefs: Book club explores work on climate change, biodiversity
July 23, 2017
Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a special edition of the library book club to coincide with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Elizabeth Kolbert's free community talk, part of Seminars at Steamboat's 15th anniversary season this summer.
Community members are invited to read and discuss Kolbert's 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book, "The Sixth Extinction," at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8 in the library conference room.
The New Yorker staff writer has created a book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting.
Interweaving research in half a dozen disciplines, descriptions of the fascinating species that have already been lost and the history of extinction as a concept, Kolbert provides a moving and comprehensive account of the disappearances occurring before our very eyes.
The library has free copies of "The Sixth Extinction" to lend to anyone who wants to join the discussion. Sign up at the library circulation desk or by calling 970-879-0240. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.
Kolbert's free Seminars talk will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14 at the Strings Pavilion.
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