Goleta Valley Library Partners with UCSB Reads

The City of Goleta is proud to partner for the very first time with the established and influential UCSB Reads program.  Tomorrow, Saturday, February 8 at 1:00 p.m. the Goleta Valley Library, in collaboration with the UCSB Library, will host a panel discussion with UCSB faculty researchers about the 2020 UCSB Reads selection “Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore” by Elizabeth Rush. The discussion will be followed by a sure-to-be spirited Question and Answer session. This free event will be held at the Goleta Valley Library located at 500 N. Fairview Avenue.

The UCSB Reads program brings together the UCSB campus and local communities each year for a dialogue about important topical issues while reading a common book. This year’s book is about climate change and rising sea levels. Panelists include: Sarah Anderson (Bren School, Political Science), Ed Keller (Earth Science), Eckart Meiburg (Mechanical Engineering), Monique Myers (Marine Science Institute) and Andrew Plantinga (Bren School, Economics).

“I am so excited that, for the first time, Goleta is a community partner in the UCSB Reads program, one that has promoted so much thoughtful discourse throughout the community,” said Goleta Valley Library Director Allison Gray.  She added, “We look forward to a lively discussion.”

Copies of “Rising” are available for borrowing at the Goleta Valley Library. View a flyer for the event here.