LYNDA V. MAPES at Seattle Public Library



In Witness Tree (Bloomsbury), Seattle writer Lynda V. Mapes tells the story of climate change through the life of a single 100-year-old red oak tree in the Harvard Forest.

“A meticulously, beautifully layered portrayal of vulnerability and loss, renewal and hope, this extensively researched yet deeply personal book is a timely call to bear witness and to act in an age of climate change denial.’ -Kirkus Reviews.

Lynda Mapes is a longtime reporter for the Seattle Times, covering many stories about the environment  and about natural history, including the removal of the Elwha River Dams, the anti-Pipeline protests at Standing Rock and the rescue of Rialto the otter. Her work at the Harvard forest was supported by a Knight Fellowship in Science Journalism from MIT and a Bullard Fellowship from Harvard University. Please join us tonight as she shares this extraordinary story.

Free admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Seattle Public Central Library is at 1000 Fourth Avenue (between Madison & Spring). For more information, please see or call 206.386.4636.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 7:00pm
Central Seattle Public Library
1000 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104