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CHAIRMAN’S BOOK CLUB TO BE HELD OCT. 5 @ CENTRAL LIBRARY

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CHAIRMAN’S BOOK CLUB TO BE HELD OCT. 5 @ CENTRAL LIBRARY

Program features panel discussion on newly published environmental book

The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library presents its next Chairman’s Book Club program, hosted by Library Board Chairman Frank Housh, on Wednesday, October 5th at 12 noon at the downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo.

This program is free and open to the public. All are encouraged to participate in this timely, thought-provoking public discussion on award-winning author Edward O. Wilson’s 2016 nonfiction book, Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life. Wilson’s inspiring plan, a visionary blueprint on preserving the planet, looks to inform readers of the environmental issues the world faces daily, and provides an eloquent, yet urgent, response to how to solve these crises.

The October 5 program also includes a panel discussion on the book, as well as current ecological matters with Lynda Schneekloth of the Climate Justice Coalition of WNY, who was recently named “Conservationist of the Year” by the Adirondack Mountain Club - Niagara Frontier Chapter; Doug Swift, developer, Buffalo RiverWorks; and Rahwa Ghirmatzion, director of programs for PUSH Buffalo. Copies of Wilson’s book are available at any of the 37 Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries.

A “Book Club in a Bag,” featuring ten copies of the book and a subsequent reading guide, is also available for book clubs. Earlier this year, the Chairman’s Book Club featured two public program on author Ta-Nehisi Coates’ riveting exploration of America’s racial history, Between the World and Me.

For more information, visit the Library at www.BuffaloLib.org or call 858-8900