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World Without Fish

This coming Saturday, April 23 at 2 pm, bestselling author Mark Kurlansky & his daughter Talia will be visiting the Falmouth Public Library on the kickoff weekend for his new book WORLD WITHOUT FISH.  This riveting new book is aimed at youth from middle school through high school. It deals with the impending depletion of the ocean environment, and describes what young people can do to help. A graphic novel also runs though the book, and together these elements create a Silent Spring for the next generation.  All ages will appreciate this FREE program.  Books will be available for purchase and autograph.  This is the final event highlighting Falmouth’s 2011 town wide read of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.

The plight of the ocean environment is being highlighted with increasing urgency. For example, when the May 2011 issue of Popular Science issue arrived at the Library this week, I scanned the cover and what did I see?  Special Report: How to Save the Oceans:  A plan for rescuing the other 71 percent of the Planet, and 12 Experts Explain What They Would Do.  Beginning on page 46 are “7 Ways to Save the Seas.” On pages 56-57 are the ideas and opinions of 12 ocean experts on what we must do, including Susan Avery President & Director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

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1. Mhmt | Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 11:15 am

I think of a library as a cenrte for gathering information, where the friendly staff can help me find information which is reliable. Regardless of the medium.As for fiction collections and internet access, a library is also a community service which provides connection to the greater community and access to books. All three functions are important.

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