The William B. Ogden library in Walton will host a fall book discussion series titled "Mountains, Moss, Pine River: Autobiography of an Environment."
The series will focus on four works of literary nonfiction that, presenters said in a media release, "help us find the words to see the places we call home."
The series will include naturalist Janisse Ray's "Ecology of a Cracker Childhood" (1999), a memoir of growing up in a rural Georgia junkyard; environmental writer Middlebury College professor John Elder's collection of essays about "rewilding" his home, "Frog Run: Words Wildness in the Vermont Woods (2002)"; "Gathering Moss: A Natural Cultural History of Mosses" by enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Professor at SUNY College of Environmental Science Forestry Robin Kimmerer; the memoir of award-winning writer ecologist Sandra Steingraber, "Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer the Environment" (1997).
Discussions will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1 Dec. 6. Books are free for participants. To register or for information, call the library at 865-5929.