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"OUR EARTH" Book Discussion Club IN PERSON


Sat 06 / 22 / 2024
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Connie Morella Library
Arlington Road
Bethesda MD

Who can attend

Open to all



"OUR EARTH" Book Discussion Club - IN PERSON

This month we will discuss I Want a Better Catastrophe, by Andrew Boyd. With gallows humor and a broken heart, Boyd steers readers through their climate angst as he walks his own. Boyd's journey takes him from storm-battered coastlines to pipeline blockades and hopelessness workshops. Along the way, he maps out our existential options and tackles some familiar dilemmas: Should I bring kids into such a world? Can I lose hope when others can't afford to? He finds answers that will surprise, inspire, and maybe even make you laugh. Drawing on wisdom traditions Eastern, Western, and Indigenous, Boyd crafts an insightful and irreverent guide for achieving a better catastrophe. This is vital reading for everyone navigating climate anxiety and grief as our world hurtles towards an unthinkable crisis.

A limited number of copies will be available at the Check Out Desk.

Questions about this program? Contact the branch at 240-777-0970.

Come, share your ideas and learn more about environmental topics in this space for thoughtful exchange, around fiction and non-fiction books.

Starting from a common base to have real discussions about the environment, this book discussion club is a great way to deepen ideas, have respectful debates while listening to the points of view of others and broaden our understanding and vision on this important topic. Together, we may discover new forms of commitment and imagine new sustainable and desirable horizons.