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(Th) March 12 | 7 p.m. | Main Library
Every spring, billions of birds sweep north, driven by instinct to return to their breeding grounds. This vast parade often goes unnoticed—except in a few places where these small travelers concentrate in big numbers. One such place is along the Lake Erie shoreline just east of Toledo, Ohio. There, the peak of spring migration is so spectacular that it attracts bird watchers from around the globe, culminating in one of the biggest bird festivals anywhere. In this program based on A Season of the Wind: Inside the World of Spring Migration,Ohio naturalist and author Kenn Kaufman will describe the science and magic of spring bird migration throughout this region.
Kaufman spent several years as a professional tour leader, taking birding groups to all seven continents. Today, he is a writer, editor and illustrator. He has written a dozen books, including his own field guide series, Kaufman Field Guides and is field editor for Audubon magazine. Kaufman is the only individual to receive the American Birding Association's Lifetime Achievement Award twice.Free: RSVP requested
Dr. Neal Barnard
(M) March 30 | 7 p.m. | Main Library
Nutrition researcher and New York Times best-selling author Neal Barnard, MD, demonstrates how foods affect our hormones—and our health—in his new book, Your Body in Balance (released Feb. 4, 2020). Dr. Barnard shares the science behind how common conditions—like infertility, weight gain, menopausal symptoms, breast and prostate cancers, thyroid problems and acne—are fueled by hormones that are hidden in or influenced by the foods we eat.
Dr. Barnard is president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a faculty member of the George Washington University School of Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. In 2016, he founded Barnard Medical Center in Washington, D.C., to create a new model that integrates nutrition into conventional medical care. His federally funded diabetes research revolutionized the nutritional approaches to type 2 diabetes, and he now aims to empower readers with life-changing information on hormones and health. He has written 19 books on nutrition and health.Free: RSVP Requested
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