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Fall Environmental Book Club – Eager: The Secret Life of Beavers

Posted September 19, 2019

Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District is continuing its Environmental Book Club at Bremen and Appleton libraries with Eager: The Surprising Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter by Ben Goldfarb. Join Rebecca Jacobs to discuss this engaging book, in which environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb highlights the beneficial contributions of beavers, a keystone species with a long history on the North American continent. Winner of the 2019 PEN/E.O. Wilson Award for Literary Science Writing, Goldfarb writes with warmth and humor as he challenges dominant cultural perspectives about oft-maligned riparian critter and proposes that we actually need more beavers, not fewer!

The book club will meet from 1-2:30pm at the Bremen Library (204 Waldoboro Rd) on Oct 2 & 16 and at the Appleton Library (2916 Sennebec Rd) on Oct 3 & 10. Limited copies of the book may be borrowed from your local library or InterLibrary Loan. Participants are asked to read the first three sections of the book before the first session. FMI and to register:, 596-2040 or