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PCL READS Braiding Sweetgrass: A Virtual Book Discussion

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Monday, July 12, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
275 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI 02907

Join us virtually as we discuss Braiding Sweetgrass with our co-host, Cora Morrigan, of Knight Memorial Library!

Named a "Best Essay Collection of the Decade" by Literary Hub, Braiding Sweetgrass explores the natural world, wedding the scientific method with the traditional knowledge of indigenous people. Braiding Sweetgrass is available to PCL cardholders right now on Hoopla (, both as an eBook and an eAudiobook! Register through Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link for the book discussion.

This month, Cora, Amy and Lee invite you to try out the audiobook version narrated by the author. Let us know what you think! Cora hosted a monthly Listen Up! Audiobook Club this past year at the Smith Hill and Knight Memorial Library. Let’s all try something new this summer!

As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass , Kimmerer brings these lenses of knowledge together to show that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings are we capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learning to give our own gifts in return.

Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants and Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses . She lives in Syracuse, New York, where she is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology, and the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment.

Do you have questions about the book discussion? Contact Amy Rosa at or Lee Smith at

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Amy Rosa
(401) 781-3136
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