11/17/22 @ 12:00pm –
11/17/22 @ 2:00pm
Atwater Library Community Room
Atwater Memorial Library
Registration is required.
Book Club takes place at the Atwater Memorial Library on the 3rd Thursday of every month at noon! If you would like to become a member, register for this event, and you will be added to the member’s list for all future titles and meetings.
This month’s title is, Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer.
“Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings―asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass―offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices. In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.”