‘Perfect Storm’ for climate book group

Aug 03, 2017

Thomaston — As part of the PLACE grant awarded to Thomaston Public Library regarding climate issues that may or have impacted our community, the library’s first book discussion is on “The Perfect Storm” by Sebastian Junger Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. in the main reading room.

This program will introduce NOAA partner John Cannon (former Thomaston resident), who works at the Gray Maine NOAA station. The PLACE grant's mission is to encourage discussion about climate change.  It is a grant that was awarded to 50 libraries across the nation, many rural; and is designed for libraries and NOAA partners to use popular books as a platform to encourage conversation among community members, inviting new questions along with a traditional book discussion group format.

The library’s goal is to find new ways to make Thomaston ready for climate change by understanding the current state of things and developing ideas for how we can help to fix potential future problems. All participation is encouraged, even if the book has not been read. To get the books for this program or for any other information, call the library at 354-2453. Upcoming programs will feature Dave Eggers’ “Zeitoun” in September’ and “Isaac's Storm” by Erik Larson in October.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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