The Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Group reads both fiction and nonfiction titles, and is currently meeting virtually at 6:30pm on the fourth Wednesday of every month on Zoom. This group will meet on the third Wednesdays of November and December due to holidays. All are welcome to join the conversation!
The upcoming book selections will be available for pick up any time after the current month’s discussion, during service hours at the Port Angeles Main Library. Copies of the book will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
Library staff and volunteers will moderate the discussion. Sign in via Zoom link to see other participants, or call in to join the meeting. No internet required to connect to the discussion by phone.
by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and 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 a rich braid of 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 a wider 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.