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January 15, 2014
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Avon Library screens ‘Cool It’ Thursday

The Avon Public Library will launches a new documentary film series today with a free screening of “Cool It,” rated PG.

Climate catastrophe? The end of civilization as we know it? Are the current staggeringly expensive actions now being considered really helping to save the world — or are we just burning money? In this documentary, author Bjorn Lomborg asks viewers to question the facts and the solutions. Why in the world are we spending so much money on “green” initiatives ... for such little gain? Are there better ways to solve the problems? How else could that money be spent? No matter what our opinions are on the environmental movement, “Cool It” is an engrossing film that asks us to rethink our polarized views.

FIRST OF A THREE-FILM SERIES

This screening will kick off a series of three films that focus on sustainability, which is also the theme of this year’s High Country Speaker Series.

“The Eagle Valley Library District is partnering once again with Walking Mountains Science Center to bring the High Country Speaker Series to our community,” said Michelle Marx, adult services librarian with the Avon Public Library. “Each year we have sought to bring our community notable and passionate speakers who offer a unique view of our natural surroundings. This winter’s theme is Sustainability: Adapting Today to Preserve Tomorrow.”

The High Country Speaker Series also kicked off this week. For more information on this year’s speakers, visit www.evld.org/hcss.

Upcoming film screenings in the sustainability series include documentaries “The Greening of Southie” (Jan. 30) and “Nothing Like Chocolate” (Feb. 13).

“The Eagle Valley Library District is partnering once again with Walking Mountains Science Center to bring the High Country Speaker Series to our community.”
Michelle Marx
Avon Public Library adult services librarian

. “Each year we have sought to bring our community notable and passionate speakers who offer a unique view of our natural surroundings.


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