Los Alamos County’s Sustainability Manager Angelica Gurule/Courtesy photo
COUNTY NEWS RELEASE
The Los Alamos Public Library System is excited to launch a new series featuring leaders of Los Alamos County. For the first event in the series “An Evening with a Community Steward,” we are honored to feature Angelica Gurule, Los Alamos County’s Sustainability Manager, for an open discussion at the Mesa Public Library on October 12, 2023, from 6:00-7:30pm.
Angelica, with her professional excellence in environmental stewardship, has recently taken on the role of Sustainability Manager after nearly a decade with Los Alamos County’s Environmental Services. “One of my first priorities in this role is to develop a climate action plan,” said Angelica. “Providing opportunities for the community to share their concerns and offer suggestions for the climate action plan is of utmost importance. I hope this book discussion is one of the many avenues we can use to reach out to more people who don’t attend the usual County events or meetings.”
The evening will be structured as a book discussion. Angelica has selected the book Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer. The book is a thoughtful investigation of our reciprocal relationship with the living world and describes this journey from the author’s perspectives as both a distinguished professor of science and a Citizen of the Potawatomi Nation. With this as a launching point, Angelica will facilitate an open discussion about the book and about the County’s climate action plan.
This new program of discussions led by Community Stewards and produced by the Los Alamos Public Library System will be a vehicle for current and future leaders of Los Alamos County to share their expertise and enthusiasm on many topics of importance to us all.
“We have been the home to many lively and informative book discussions and author readings. It’s natural to consider the excellent professionals and experts right here at home in Los Alamos County as a resource to tap into,” shares Eva Jacobson, Senior Librarian, Community Engagement. “Choosing Angelica as our first discussion leader and our Community Environmental Steward is an amazing start to what we hope to be an ongoing program highlighting the most relevant topics we hear about from our community members.”
To learn more about this free, public event, please visit the event calendar at losalamoslibrary.org or call (505) 662-8257.
The book, Braiding Sweetgrass is available from our library in print, audio and digital formats. It is available in English and Spanish. There is a newer release from this author, Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults, also available in digital format from Los Alamos Public Library. Visit one of our branches or our website at losalamoslibrary.org to borrow a copy.