Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Big Read 2009: Robinson Jeffers and the Ecologies of Poetry

The Glendale Public Library is proud to be a part of Big Read 2009: Robinson Jeffers and the Ecologies of Poetry, hosted by Occidental College. This year's program celebrates the life of California poet Robinson Jeffers, widely regarded as one of the founders of the modern environmental movement in America.

Jeffers learned stone masonry and built his home, Tor House and Hawk Tower, in Northern California's Big Sur. He often used rocks and stones in his poems as symbols of "dark peace."

The Library's participation in this year's Big Read includes an online update of a brochure created by the Glendale Historical Society some years ago that highlights stone castles and buildings in and around the Tujunga/Sunland area. The updated version uses Google Maps and Flickr to share images of and information about these unique structures.

Additionally, representatives from the Wildlife Waystation, a nonprofit wild animal refuge in the Angeles National Forest, will give a presentation on their organization and mission. The event will take place at the Central Library Auditorium at 2 pm on Saturday, October 17th, and will feature a live great horned owl!

Visit the Library's Big Read 2009 page for additional information on the Robinson Jeffers and the Ecologies of Poetry.

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