New Feature: Read of the Week

Each week, look for a book selected by the staff at the Beaufort library.

“Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet” by Bill McKibben

Sunday, April 22, marks the 42nd Earth Day celebration in America. Begun in 1970 through the leadership of U.S. Senators Gaylord Nelson and Pete McCloskey, Earth Day continues to promote the message of a safe and clean environment.  With more than a dozen books about the environment, author Bill McKibben is known as the leading voice on climate change. In fact, his first book “The End of Nature,” published in 1989, was one of the first to warn against global warming.   His 2010 book “Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet,” continues his warnings that severe environmental changes are underway. After reading “Eaarth,” Reference Manager Francesca Denton at the Beaufort branch of the Beaufort County Public Library commented, “Although this book makes me want to move to Vermont, raise bees and open a grist mill, I still found myself motivated to make changes to walk a little more lightly on our new ‘eaarth.’ To embrace the message, you probably need to already be a bit of a conscious consumer, but is a very worthwhile read for those needing more motivation to effect personal changes in energy habits.”

Friends of the Beaufort County Library (FOL) will hold the 2012 Annual Spring Book Sale in the FOL Used Bookstore, located on the first floor of the Beaufort library at 310 Scott Street, Saturday, April 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a large selection of well-priced gently used books, paperbacks, DVDs, audio tapes, and children’s books available for every age and a variety of interests.  All money resulting from the sale will be used to support unfunded programs, projects and materials needed by the Beaufort, St. Helena and Lobeco libraries.

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