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SLT Reads - October

Oct 2020 27

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

We have thoroughly enjoyed our last several book discussions with members from far and wide. Participants from California and even the Chicago area have brought additional perspectives to those of our local community members. We hope you will add your voice to our conversation!

Sign up for the October Book Club discussion by clicking here.

Our October SLT Reads selection and a staff favorite is Rare Encounters with Ordinary Birds. Written by naturalist Lyanda Lynn Haupt, an ornithology teacher and researcher, this book examines the amazing talents and personalities of the most common of birds. "Some birdwatchers will hop the red-eye to Costa Rica if a rare species is reported to be in residence. She makes the argument for sticking close to home. She muses on the tarnished reputation of the starling, the sexed-up antics of male woodpeckers, and the mysterious behavior and startling population explosion of crows in her hometown. Through the eye and voice of this talented writer, birds provide a fascinating point of contact with the natural world at large."



We have an exciting opportunity for this book club discussion! We will be joined by the author, Lyanda Lynn Haupt and a special guest from her most recent book, Mozart's Starling, for part of our discussion!

Lynn Haupt is an award-winning author, naturalist, ecophilosopher, and speaker whose writing is at the forefront of the movement to connect people with nature in their everyday lives. Her newest book is Mozart’s Starling . In addition, her book Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom from The Urban Wilderness was winner of the 2010 Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Awards and is another staff favorite!

Join us Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at a new time, 5:30pm. Bring your favorite birding stories to share as we discuss this great book via Zoom. Sign up here to let us know you are coming and to receive the Zoom meeting link and more information.

Where to buy Rare Encounters with Ordinary Birds:

Village Books - Suport Local!

Watermark Books - Support Local!


Barnes and Noble

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