The Catherine Brinkley Memorial Lecture series returns to Slover Library for a second year, bringing award-winning authors to discuss their books for this year’s theme: Resilience. The lecture series honors Catherine “Kate” Lee Brinkley, a professional librarian at the City of Norfolk’s Kirn Memorial Library. She loved people and was dedicated to educating the citizens of Norfolk through the many services and programs of the Norfolk Public Library system. The second year of this three-part lecture series brings authors to Norfolk to keep the spirit of community discourse about current events alive and to celebrate recently published books of national acclaim.
Investigative reporter Jeff Goodell is a prominent expert on climate change and energy policy. His newest book, The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Reshaping of the Civilized World, is an immersive look at the global crisis of rising oceans. Former Secretary of State John Kerry praised The Water Will Come as “an eye-opening portrait of humankind's dilemma…The Water Will Come brings together compelling anecdotes from all over the globe and shocking expert assessments that should make the world's few remaining skeptics reconsider.”
Each lecture is free and open to the public, and a reception and book signing will be available. Reserve your seat today.