April book discussions over Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behavior

We are delighted to announce a group of related Earth Day events co-sponsored by the Georgetown Public Library and the Southwestern University Environmental Studies Program and Smith Library Center.

Tuesday, Apr. 17 and Monday, Apr. 23 at 7 pm: Choose your favorite date for a Flight Behavior book discussion. The Apr. 17 discussion will be led by Dr. Emily Northrop, Southwestern University, and Sally Miculek, Georgetown Public Library. The Apr. 23 discussion will be led by Carol Fonken, Smith Library Center and Dana Hendrix, Georgetown Public Library.

Monday, Apr. 30 at 7 pm: “Monarch Butterflies: Threats and What You Can Do to Help,” a talk given by David Wolfe, Director of Conservation Strategies at the Environmental Defense Fund.

Tuesday, May 8 at 7 pm: “Reducing CO2 Pollution for Monarchs and Humans,” a talk given by Emily Northrop, Professor of Economics at Southwestern University.

All four events will take place in the Georgetown Public Library.

Flight Behavior is a brilliant and suspenseful novel set in present day Appalachia; a breathtaking parable of catastrophe and denial that explores how the complexities we inevitably encounter in life lead us to believe in our particular chosen truths. Kingsolver’s riveting story concerns a young wife and mother on a failing farm in rural Tennessee who experiences something she cannot explain, and her discovery energizes various competing factions, trapping her in the center of the conflict and ultimately opening up her world.

Whose flight behavior does Kingsolver describe? Monarch butterflies! This connection makes this book a fascinating read to celebrate Earth Day 2018. The Georgetown Public Library has twelve copies of the book available to check out in print, and one copy of the audiobook as well.