Book Club

Join us the third Tuesday of every other month to discuss an important work of fiction or non-fiction that helps us examine our relationship to the natural world.  Meetings are open to adults and take place in the Main Lodge at 6:30pm.

November 15th at 6:30pm
Title: Braiding Sweetgrass
Author: Robin Wall Kimmerer

Called the work of “a mesmerizing storyteller with deep compassion and memorable prose” (Publishers Weekly) and the book that, “anyone interested in natural history, botany, protecting nature, or Native American culture will love,” by Library Journal, Braiding Sweetgrass is poised to be a classic of nature writing. As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer asks questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces indigenous teachings that consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers. Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take “us on a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise” (Elizabeth Gilbert). Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices.

Upcoming Books:
January 17 – A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
March 21 – The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs by Tristin Gooley

For more information, call 262-639-1515 or contact us at info@RiverBendNatureCenterRacine.org