Community Climate Cafes at Alum Rock Branch Library
Community Discussions on Climate Change
This fall, join us at Alum Rock Branch Library for a series of community discussions about climate change and extreme weather events. Part book club and part science café, this is a chance to talk with NOAA meteorologist Brian Garcia from the National Weather Service’s Bay Area forecast office and your neighbors about issues that matter to all of us.
At each program, we watch a short video about Americans who have responded and adjusted to climate changes and extreme weather events in their communities, and then will have a group discussion about the videos and the weather and climate related issues that impact our daily lives right here in San Jose.
STRATEGY: Saturday, November 4, 4:00 PM
The week of November 4, will have a theme of STRATEGY.
We'll discuss adaptive strategies for managing environmental challenges — from droughts to flooding — that affect your homes and communities. With long term improvements in mind, we’ll generate ideas that can take root in your backyards.
For the November 4 discussion, we will be joined by Paul Fleischman, author of Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines. Fleischman is an award winning author of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction for children, teens, and adults. More at http://www.paulfleischman.net/.
Available at All Three Sessions
- Light refreshments will be served.
- We will be giving away:
- Kill-a-Watt meters, a home device that assesses the efficiency of your electrical appliances. Cut down on costs by monitoring your expenses over time.
- Single ride gift codes from Ford GoBike, for a free ride from any bike share station in San Jose or throughout the Bay Area.
Recommended but not required reading companion to the programs:
- The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change by Yoram Bauman and Grady Klein
- Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines by Paul Fleischman
- Climate Change by Shelley Tanaka (also available in Spanish as Cambio Climático)
Background on This Series
Pushing the Limits: PLACE is a library-hosted reading, viewing, and discussion program for adults in underserved and rural communities, made possible by grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Science Foundation. The program is the work of a team of library professionals, scientists, and filmmakers from organizations including Califa Group, Dartmouth College, Dawson Media Group, and Goodman Research Group.