Book to Action: Conversation on Conservation, Firescaping in Monrovia

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Please join us for a conversation and workshop with Monrovian Giangelo Leos, certified California naturalist, UC Climate Steward, and the community initiatives and program director at Food Exploration & Discovery. The workshop will cover choosing fire-resistant plants, exploring invasive plants to avoid, adding beneficial native and drought tolerant plants, and creating spaces that slow down or stop a spreading fire by depriving it of fuel. In addition, Monrovians will learn about proactive approaches to living next door to the post-Bobcat Fire foothills of Monrovia and strategies for sustainably conserving and preserving our wilderness spaces. Register to receive a Zoom invitation. Can't make it? Sign-up anyway to get an email with a link to a recording of the event!

Book to Action 2021

Our 2021 Book to Action event series kicks off this Spring on Wednesday, April 21st! The theme this year is Sustainability and the chosen book is Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Call or text the Library to reserve a free copy to keep! Read the book along with us and participate in our event series to learn more about caring for our community and the planet. All ages are welcome to participate in Book to Action, though please note that all events are geared towards adults and teens.

Checkout the links below to learn more about the events we'll be hosting for Book to Action and to register:

Tuesdays + Fridays in April/May: LIVE! with Locals Instagram Interviews

4/21 Conversation with Josh Tickell of Kiss the Ground

4/24 Wildflower Seed Bomb Activity

5/1 Gather Film Screening

5/8 DIY Compost Bin

5/15 Wilder Than Wild Film Screening

5/27 Conversation on Conservation: Firescaping in Monrovia


Book to Action is a program of the California Library Association, supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.



The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.