Staunton: Library events focus on climate change

staunton public libraryThe Staunton Public Library will host two events on climate change in December:

Film Screening: Decoding the Weather Machine” by NOVA

When:  2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2
Where:  Staunton Public Library, second floor large meeting room, 1 Churchville Ave.
Admission:  Free
Details:  In the past year, the nation has experienced some extreme weather events. Many scientists agree that it’s the result of the weather machine itself—our climate—changing, becoming hotter and more erratic. In this two-hour documentary, NOVA will cut through the confusion around climate change.

Speaker Les Grady, Ph.D. : “Climate Change: Issues and Actions”

When:  7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4
Where:  Staunton Public Library, second floor large meeting room, 1 Churchville Ave.
Admission:  Free
Details: Les Grady is a former environmental engineering professor at Clemson University in South Carolina. Since his retirement in 2003, he has devoted much of his time to the study of climate science and the question of global warming. Grady’s primary message is that climate change is a shared threat that represents the most difficult challenge ever faced by humankind, and its solution will require the best ideas available from all of us, regardless of political persuasion.



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Team of Destiny: Inside UVA Basketball's improbable run

Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25.

The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018, and how coach Tony Bennett and his team used that loss as the source of strength, through to the ACC regular-season championship, the run to the Final Four, and the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.



 
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