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Malibu Library Speaker Series: Britt Wray

In-Person Program

2023-04-06 17:00:00 2023-04-06 18:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Malibu Library Speaker Series: Britt Wray Our climate change anxieties have never been more overwhelming—but they’re also the key to saving the planet. Britt Wray shows us how to embrace our complicated, messy emotions about the climate crisis. Pepperdine University - Elkins Auditorium

Thursday, April 06
5:00pm - 6:30pm

Add to Calendar 2023-04-06 17:00:00 2023-04-06 18:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Malibu Library Speaker Series: Britt Wray Our climate change anxieties have never been more overwhelming—but they’re also the key to saving the planet. Britt Wray shows us how to embrace our complicated, messy emotions about the climate crisis. Pepperdine University - Elkins Auditorium

Pepperdine University

Elkins Auditorium

Our climate change anxieties have never been more overwhelming—but they’re also the key to saving the planet. Britt Wray shows us how to embrace our complicated, messy emotions about the climate crisis.

The Malibu Library Speaker Series presents Britt Wray on Thursday, April 6, 2023, at 5 pm at Elkins Auditorium on the Pepperdine University campus.

Britt Wray's revolutionary scientific research on the psychological toll of climate change—outlined in her book Generation Dread—reveals a surprising truth: that acknowledging and dealing with climate anxiety helps us find purpose, avoid burnout, and solve both mental health and ecological problems. Wray is a ground-breaking researcher and storyteller, and a growing voice around the mental health effects of climate change. She draws on rigorous investigation and insightful interviews with therapists, activists and researchers to make the scientific case for embracing our climate crisis emotions—especially the ones we’d prefer to ignore.

Wray is a writer, broadcaster, and creator of the weekly climate newsletter “Gen Dread,” whose original research focuses on the mental health impacts of the climate crisis. She’s a TED Resident and speaker and was a guest host of the CBC science show Quirks and Quarks as well as co-host of the BBC podcast Tomorrow’s World. Her previous book, Rise of the Necrofauna, was described as a “must-read” by The Sunday Times, and The New Yorker called it one of the best books of the year. Wray has a PhD in Science Communication from the University of Copenhagen and is an advisor to the Good Energy Project for climate storytelling and the Climate Mental Health Network.

This event will take place on campus at Pepperdine University. RSVPs are required. Directions and parking instructions will be available for registrants prior to the event.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Environment & Nature |

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Malibu Library

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Tue, Feb 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
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Fri, Feb 23 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Feb 24 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Feb 25 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Malibu Library, located in the Malibu Civic Center Complex, was established in 1970 by the County of Los Angeles Public Library. Prior to 1970, a bookmobile provided library service to the Malibu community serving residents in Topanga Canyon and along the Pacific Coast Highway.

On April 22, 2012, a grand opening celebration was held to mark the completion of a $6 million renovation of the Malibu Library, designed by the architectural firm of LPA, Inc. and funded by revenue generated from local property taxes.

The new sustainable, LEED-certified library has been redesigned to represent Malibu's sand, sea and sun culture with features such as:

-A replica of the Adamson House tile rug in the main lobby
-A photographic exhibit featuring historical images of the area
-The Children's area featuring a marine life motif, including an 8' by 14' porcelain tile art piece designed by artist Christine Nguyen
-A Teen area that embraces Malibu's surf culture.
 

Upcoming events

Sun, Feb 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us for another great presentation by the amazing Topanga Actors Company! For adults.

Thu, Feb 29, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us to learn and play the popular role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. Beginners and experts are welcome. For teens ages 13 – 17.

Wed, Mar 06, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Join us for a special Women History Month activity celebrating the life and accomplishments of pilot Amelia Earhart. We will have a reading of the book, 'I am Amelia Earhart' by Brad Meltzer, followed by a paper airplane race. For ages 5 - 12.

Wed, Mar 13, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Meeting Room
Join the best and brightest book club in Malibu for our monthly discussion. This month's selection is "Eternity Street" by John Mack Faragher. For adults.

Thu, Mar 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Whether it is a deer, bear, or coyote track, or even your favorite household cat or dog's footprint, you can preserve it as a keepsake forever. For teens ages 12 - 17.

Fri, Mar 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For ages 2 - 5 with their parent or caregiver.

Sat, Mar 16, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Meeting Room
Join Malibu Poet Laureate Nathan Hassall to hear readings of original pieces written by local poets and bring a poem of your own to read during the open mic. For adults.

Wed, Mar 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room
The Malibu Library Speaker Series presents national poverty and child welfare expert David Ambroz, author of A Place Called Home. For adults.

Thu, Mar 21, 11:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room
Families will sing, move, and play child-friendly instruments together. Early childhood music education specialist Cheryl Lev will bring her guitar and lots of fun musical props for everyone to enjoy. For ages 0 - 3.

Thu, Mar 21, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us to learn and play the popular role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. Beginners and experts are welcome. For teens ages 13 – 17.

Fri, Mar 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For ages 2 - 5 with their parent or caregiver.