Community reading program to focus on science in February

By Mary Louise Ruehr Published:

Science Reads, a community reading program at Hiram College and Northeastern Ohio during the month of February, will kick off at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Kennedy Center Ballroom on the campus of Hiram College. The premier speaker will be Paul Greenburg, author of "Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food," an examination of the effects climate, dietary and environmental changes have had on four species critical to world food supplies.

The community reading concept aims to engage the entire community, including children and families, in reading, thinking about, and discussing issues of common interest. Science Reads will engage the wider community with dinners, speakers and book discussions throughout February at local libraries and on campus.

Other speakers will include John Peck, associate professor of geology and environmental science at The University of Akron, "Dam Science: Impact of Dam Removal on Fish Habitat in Northeast Ohio Rivers," noon, Feb. 14, Alumni Heritage Room, Teachout Price Hall, Hiram College; Willard Greenwood, Department of English, Hiram College, "A Brief History of Fly Tying," noon, Feb. 19, Bonney Castle Seminar Room, Hiram College; and Eugene Braig, program director for Aquatic Ecosystems Extension at The Ohio State University, "Impact on Invasive Fish Species on Our Native Ohio Fisheries," 7 p.m. Feb. 21, Alumni Heritage Room, Teachout Price Hall, Hiram College.

Hiram's Lindsay-Crane Center of Writing and Literature and the Center for Deciphering Life's Languages are sponsoring the program in partnership with the Portage County District Library, Kent Free Library and Reed Memorial Library in Ravenna.

"Four Fish" also will be the topic of discussion at area libraries: at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Kent Free Library; at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Reed Memorial Library; and at 3 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Pierce Streetsboro Branch of the Portage County District Library.

Events are open to the public. For a complete list of events and speakers, visit www.hiram.edu/science-reads/events or contact a local library.

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