The Pierce County Library System is offering several free events on the topic of climate change over the next two months.
“From the wildfires to the decrease in the salmon population, signs of the changing climate are evident,” said the Library System’s Executive Director Georgia Lomax in a press release. “These community conversations focus us on how the changing climate impacts our world and what we can do to shift the change in a positive direction. We developed Pierce County Conversations in response to people wanting a forum to discuss and connect as a community around issues important to them.”
Topics range from the impacts of plastic on the environment to the changes affecting plant and animal life through the Pierce County Library System’s Pierce County Conversations, as well as upcycling and other ways people can lower their impact on their environment.
• Our Changing Climate
Talk with City of Tacoma staff about the causes and impacts of climate change on the Puget Sound region.
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Fife Pierce County Library, 6622 20th St. E.
Thursday, Nov. 29, 7 – 8:30 p.m. at University Place Pierce County Library, 3609 Market Place W., Suite 100
• Zero Waste, Plastic and Climate Change
Join Zero Waste Washington and learn how to help to make trash obsolete.
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 6:30 p.m. at Parkland/Spanaway Pierce County Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S., Tacoma
• Caterpillars, Cubs, a Changing Climate and You
Join the Tacoma Nature Center and learn how global climate change affects plants and animals in Pierce County. All ages, under 6 with an adult.
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at DuPont Pierce County Library, 1540 Wilmington Drive
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at University Place Pierce County Library, 3609 Market Place W., Suite 100
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Steilacoom Pierce County Library, 2950 Steilacoom Blvd.
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Parkland/Spanaway Pierce County Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S., Tacoma
• Upcycled Crafts: Making with Recycled Materials
Discover with the Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region how to give new purpose to old things. Teens and adults.
Saturday, Dec. 1, 1-2 p.m. at South Hill Pierce County Library, 15420 Meridian E., Puyallup
Saturday, Dec. 29, 2-3 p.m. at Gig Harbor Pierce County Library, 4424 Point Fosdick Drive N.W.
• Polar Bears and Climate Change
Find out with Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium how the changing environments affect polar bears. Geared toward school-age children.
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2-3 p.m. at Bonney Lake Pierce County Library, 18501 90th St. E.
Saturday, Dec. 15, 10:30 a.m. at Gig Harbor Pierce County Library, 4424 Point Fosdick Drive N.W.
Additionally, you can stop by the Gig Harbor Pierce County Library in November and the University Place Pierce County Library in December to view a five-panel exhibition of conservation cartoons by Pulitzer Prize Winner Herblock (Herbert Block).
Booklists for students and adults who want to learn more about climate change are available at conversations.pcls.us.
Find out more about these and others events available at Pierce County Library at www.piercecountylibrary.org.