‘Pushing the Limits’ series offered for climate discussion

By Reader Staff

The East Bonner County Library is teaming up with the National Weather Service, Spokane to host a free reading, viewing and discussion series for adults titled “Pushing the Limits.” The series brings together feature film quality videos, scientists and anyone who are interested in exploring accessible strategies for adapting to extreme weather events and building long-term resiliency.

The Sandpoint Library is one of 50 public libraries hosting the series made possible by a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The “Pushing the Limits” program will provide free books and discussion materials to participants. Members of the group will read three books and attend sessions in on Aug. 5, Sept. 9, October 7 and Nov. 4.

“We hope people with different views on climate change will be able to talk openly about this sensitive subject,” a press release for the discussion series read.

Once the discussions begin in August, they will be led by community members. The librarians and meteorologists will simply act as moderators.

The program also provides National Weather Service professionals from Spokane to help moderate the discussions and answer questions. Robin Fox from the National Weather Service in Spokane will lead the series.

After monitoring the weather in the Inland Northwest for two decades, Fox has gained insight on local weather patterns and its impacts.

It’s important to be prepared for whatever Mother Nature brings our way.

The first program launching the series will be held August 5, 2017 at Monarch Mountain Coffee, 208 N. 4th Ave. in Sandpoint. The program’s goal is to provide a relaxed, non-judgmental environment to discuss how climate change affects our community.

The enclosed materials provide additional details about the series. We encourage you to participate in this national program at our library. For more information and to register, please contact Mike Bauer at 208-265-2665 or [email protected]

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