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RISE: A Climate & Art Weekend 2020

RISE: A Climate & Art Weekend 2020

The Library is proud to again be a part of the 2020 RISE: Climate & Art Weekend, a Delray Beach citywide weekend of virtual events for all ages to raise awareness of the effect of climate change and rising tides on our beloved Florida.

October 1 -4, 2020

For a complete citywide schedule of events, please visit:


Program title: Saving Florida: Women’s Fight for the Environment in the Twentieth Century (Live Virtual Program)
Date/Time: 2 pm, Friday, October 2, 2020
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Synopsis: Florida is renowned for its beautiful beaches, natural springs, and subtropical wilderness, but it is widely joked that the official bird should be the construction crane. Dredgeand-fill projects, air pollution, and pesticides spread so uncontrollably during the twentieth century that they sparked an environmental movement within the state, and those who led the fight were very often women. Learn about these intrepid, passionate women who led the fight for unprecedented changes in how the Sunshine State reveres its unique natural resources. As a collective force, they forever altered how others saw women’s roles in society.

Presenter: Leslie Poole is assistant professor of environmental studies at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. A fourth-generation Floridian, Poole’s research explores the roles of women in the state’s modern conservation and environmental movements. She is the author of Saving Florida: Women’s Fight for the Environment in the Twentieth Century. Currently she has two book projects in process with the University Press of Florida, including a collection of essays by writers entitled “The Wilder Heart of Florida.”


Program title: Little Ones Love Our Planet Story Time (Live Virtual Program)
Date/Time: 10 am, Friday, October 2, 2020
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Description: Join Ms. Tea and all our library friends as we share stories, songs, movement and music to celebrate our amazing Planet Earth and to cultivate curiosity, creativity, helpfulness, problem solving and imagination. Little ones will learn how important it is to care for Planet Earth and how much friends can accomplish when they work together! FREE.
Ages: 0-5 yrs.
Registration required.

Program title: Climate Kids Let’s Celebrate Our Planet (Live Virtual Program)
Date/Time: 1 pm, Saturday, October 3, 2020
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Description: A fun hour of games, activities, craft projects, trivia questions and information for all young Earth Warriors. Explore the NASA website Climate Kids, learn what you can do in your own community to help keep our planet clean and healthy, connect with other environmentally dedicated kids, laugh and have fun as we celebrate our planet. FREE!
Ages: 7-12 yrs.
Registration required.