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Silent Spring by Rachel Carson Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson can possibly be credited with starting the popular environmental movement. When the book was published in 1962 it was chosen as a Book-of-the-Month and was on the New York Times best seller for weeks. The book remains relevant today.

The Western Massachusetts Master Gardener Association is sponsoring a Reading Silent Spring Together program with three free talks by local experts with community discussion.  There is no charge, but readers are asked to pre-register because space is limited. Send your registration to You may attend one or all three sessions.

The Science Behind Silent Spring, a talk and discussion led by Andrew Whiteley,  evolutionary biologist.   Saturday, January 26, 2013  1-3  at Forbes Library, Northampton. 

The Relevance of  Silent Spring after 50 Years, a talk and discussion led by Emily Monosson, environmental toxicologist.    Saturday, February 2, 2013   11-1 at Greenfield Public Library.

Our Threatened Future,a talk and discussion led by Jan Dizard, environmental scientist.           Saturday,  February 16, 2013   1-3 at Jones Library, Amherst.  

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