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Library hosting discussion on ‘Half Earth’

The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library is hosting a discussion on Edward O. Wilson’s 2016 nonfiction book, “Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life,” on noon Wednesday, Oct. 5 in the downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square. The event is hosted by Library Board Chairman Frank Housh.

The October 5 program also includes a panel discussion on the book, as well as current ecological matters with Lynda Schneekloth of the Climate Justice Coalition of WNY, who was recently named “Conservationist of the Year” by the Adirondack Mountain Club - Niagara Frontier Chapter; Doug Swift, developer, Buffalo RiverWorks; and Rahwa Ghirmatzion, director of programs for PUSH Buffalo.

Copies of Wilson’s book are available at any of the 37 Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries. A “Book Club in a Bag,” featuring ten copies of the book and a subsequent reading guide, is also available for book clubs.

For more information, visit the Library at or call 858-8900.

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