Library Corner

To celebrate April as both Earth Month and Poetry Month, here are a few of the titles found in People’s Library.

Don’t Even Think about It; Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change, by George Marshall—363.738 Ma
“What is the psychological mechanism that allows us to know something is true but act as if it is not? …Marshall argues that the answers do not lie in the things that make us different, but rather in what we share: how our human brains are wired.”

This Sacred Earth; Religion, Nature, Environment, ed. by Roger S. Gottlieb—291.1 Go

“This book surveys traditional religious perspectives on nature, and shows how contemporary theologians, spiritual teachers, and religious institutions are responding to humanity’s devastation of the environment.”

The Earth Book, by Todd Parr—RE 333.72 Pa
“Includes lots of easy, smart ideas on how we can all work together to make the Earth feel good – from planting a tree and using both sides of the paper, to saving energy and reusing old things in new ways.”

Journey for the Planet; a Kid’s Five Week Adventure to Create an Earth-friendly Life, by David Gershon—RE 333.72 Ge

The author guides children through 46 action lessons, taught by a series of animal characters, that can impact both climate change and the environment as a whole.

Stop Global Warming; the Solution Is You! by Laurie David—363.7 Da

An important book that will bring out the activist in everyone and inspire all who read it to do something about the most urgent issue facing our planet.

Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems, edited by Phyllis Cole-Dai and Ruby R. Wilson—808.81 Co
Poetry that provides a refuge of quiet clarity. The diverse group of contributing poets includes contemporary favorites such as Wendell Berry and Naomi Shihab Nye as well as poets of the past such as Pablo Neruda, Li Po, and Rumi. Readers of the poems in this book will begin to find themselves becoming less stressed, more balanced, and more fully present in the world.

When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through; a Norton Anthology of Native American Poetry, ed. By Joy Harjo—811.008 Wh
This landmark anthology celebrates the indigenous peoples of North America, the first poets of this country, whose literary traditions stretch back centuries.

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