Book to Action: In Conversation with Josh Tickell

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Click here to register for the conversation.

Sign-up to view the documentary here. The screening link will be sent by email on Monday, April 19 and will be valid through Friday, April 23.

Please join us for a very special conversation with Josh Tickell, environmental thought leader and award winning director and author of Kiss the Ground. The event will explore ways Californians can come together and make both individual and collective change for a more sustainable future. A virtual conversation is scheduled for Thursday, April 22 (Earth Day), 2021 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm. Participating libraries and community members will be invited to join others across the state for this special event. 



Book to Action 2021

Our 2021 Book to Action event series has begun! 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. Reserve your copy of the book here or call or text the Library. Ebook and digital audiobook copies are also available with your Monrovia Library card. 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

About Book to Action
Book to Action 2021 initiatives tackle important issues in the community and encourage reading, community discussion, and action. The Big 3 themes that libraries and communities are focused on in 2021 are equity, sustainability and health.
About California Center for the Book
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