Happy Birthday, Rachel Carson!

Beginning this month, to mark the 100th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s birth, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, working with the Friends of the National Conservation Training Center, will celebrate the achievements of its most notable employee by launching the Rachel Carson Online Book Club, free and open to anyone.  The March book discussion topic is Carson’s Life and Legacy; you can find the full schedule of books and topics here.

Locally, the Green Decade Coalition/Newton works on environmental issues, and GDC’s GreenCAP Committee for Alternatives to Pesticides has a display about Rachel Carson in the library’s lobby this month.  The Green Decade Coalition also has several upcoming events at the library, including a free showing this Saturday, March 10 at 1:00 p.m. of Al Gore’s Academy Award-winning film “An Inconvenient Truth,” with discussion afterward led by Professor Eric Olson of Brandeis University, and special guest Mayor David Cohen.

In addition, The New England Mobile Book Fair  joins the birthday celebration with a 30% discount on books by and about Rachel Carson throughout the month.


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