Unfortunately the 22nd Annual Library Senior Fair and Free Flu Shot clinic has been canceled for this year due to the unavailability from CHANS and the virus. We apologize to our Community for making this very difficult decision. Hopefully next year we will be able to hold the event again, like we have for the past 21 years! It is our understanding there are other flu shot clinics in the Bath/Brunswick area and most of the pharmacies are offering flu shots when available. If you have any questions please call the Library 207-389-2309.
New Book Spotlight
The Fate of Food: what we'll eat in a bigger, hotter, smarter world
By Amanda Little
Harmony, 287 pages
Warming waters displacing fish and lobster populations are real world concerns here in Maine, but only the most local examples of threats to the world’s traditional food supplies. Author Amanda Little traveled to a dozen countries and as many states to survey the stresses on food supplies, many linked to climate change: drought in Africa threatening corn crops, erratic winter temperatures in the northeastern U.S. destroying fruit crops, wholesale waste through spoilage and the inefficient investment of agricultural resources to produce meat, among others. The Fate of Food also looks at trends and innovations in the world’s evolving food systems brought on by these challenges. Read about robotic harvesting systems, indoor farming, GMO innovations to resist drought and “meat” products grown from animal cells instead of harvested at the slaughterhouse and others.
If you wonder what will be on the world’s menu in years to come, read The Fate of Food, available at the Totman Library now.