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Coffee, Conversation & Books comes to Orangeville

Feb 12, 2018 | Library

Orangeville Public Library welcomes John L. Riley for Coffee, Conversation & Books at Euphoria (154 Broadway) on Wednesday, February 21, at 7p.m. An engaging speaker, John will discuss his latest book “The Once and Future Great Lakes Country: An Ecological History”. It is a history of environmental change in Great Lakes country, from pre-contact to the present, and a tale of where those trajectories may be taking us. If you care about the environment and love the Headwaters Region, you do not want to miss this engaging conversation on how to protect our region's ecology.

“We need to think about what it takes to live, farm, build and socialize in Great Lakes country for the next thousand years, not just the next election cycle. … If the book causes people to puzzle more creatively over questions of the past, present and future of this special part of the world, I will have accomplished my objective.”, John L. Riley, “The Once and Future Great Lakes Country”, In the Hills Magazine, November 17, 2014

John L. Riley, Emeritus Science Advisor, Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), has had careers as botanist, geologist, ecologist and conservation professional with the Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario Geological Survey, and Ministry of Naturalists, Ontario Nature, and NCC. He is the author of more than a dozen books. “The Once and Future Great Lakes Country” won the NatureServe Award in 2017.

Dufferin County libraries (Grand Valley, Orangeville, and Shelburne) have partnered to deliver Coffee, Conversation & Books, a new program featuring local authors. On the third Wednesday of the month, a local author will host a book talk in a coffee shop in one of the three communities. There are 12 events throughout the year. The evenings will be hosted at Brewed Awakenings in Grand Valley, Euphoria in Orangeville, and Jelly Café in Shelburne. Details on the monthly events are available on the three Dufferin libraries’ websites.

Contact the library for more information and to register for this free event - [email protected]

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