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"OUR EARTH" Book Discussion Club - in person


Sat 07 / 27 / 2024
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM


Connie Morella (Bethesda) Library
Arlington Road
Bethesda MD

Who can attend

Open to all



"OUR EARTH" Book Discussion Club - in person

This month we will discuss The Nature Fix by award-winning author, Florence Williams.  Her investigation into the restorative benefits of nature draws on cutting-edge research, examining the relationship between nature and human cognition, mood, and creativity. Various projects such as those in the cypress forests in Korea, the green hills of Scotland, Singapore, and West Virginia Mountains have demonstrated that even small amounts of exposure to the natural world can have positive effects on the brain, improving creativity and longevity, and creating a healthier, happier population.   

She concludes with suggestions as to how include more nature experiences in our increasingly crowded cities, suggesting a  Finnish goal of five hours a month in nature and “forest bathing” in our local parks.  Her style of writing is casual but informative and her experiences of various successes are inspiring. 

A limited number of copies of the book 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.