February 19 / March 12 / April 9 / May 14
Spencer Museum of Art
Book discussions 6 PM / Film showings 7 PM
Lawrence, KS – The Spencer Museum of Art and the Lawrence Public Library are teaming up to offer a monthly, Thursday night book discussion and film series for community members to further explore the topics presented in the exhibition Climate Change at the Poles. The series will run February through May.
The first installment of the four-part program will be Thursday, February 19. At 6 PM, participants will discuss the book Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change by Elizabeth Kolbert in the North & South Balconies. Following the discussion at 7 PM, the film Everything’s Cool, a comedic documentary about global warming, will be shown.
Maria Butler, Community Relations Coordinator for the Lawrence Public Library, says the series incorporates multiple approaches to the topic of climate change. The books selected for the series cover issues such as the history of climate change, weather and ice coring.
“People learn in different ways and a multimedia approach really helps to make the material more accessible to more people,” Butler says. “The good thing about the book discussion group is that people get to talk about what they’ve read and share their ideas. It just broadens everybody’s understanding and experience.”
Even people who have not read the books are welcome to join the discussions. At this time all the discussion books from the Library have been reserved, but those interested in participating are welcome to purchase books elsewhere.