Thursday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m.—ROCHESTER— The next feature in the Rochester Public Library documentary series is “SEED: The Untold Story” on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. Lt. Governor David Zuckerman, himself a working farmer, will lead the discussion of this award winning film.
“SEED: The Untold Story” follows passionate seed keepers protecting a 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94 percent of seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds.
The next book discussion at the library will focus on the current rock star of the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG). Three different versions of her biography will be available to read, one or all. First, the more typical autobiography, “My Own Words,” is a hefty 400 pages written by the justice. Second is the unconventionally formatted biography, “The Notorious RBG, The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.” This light and breezy 200-page version is fully illustrated and a quick read by Irin Carmon. The third book available is “I Dissent,” the 30-page picture book for children. This 5-minute read will introduce a discussion of how RBG, and other famous women, are depicted for young readers.
Copies are available now to read for the Nov. 15 discussion at 10:30 a.m. at library.