Libby Book Club: Finding the Mother Tree by Dr. Suzanne Simard of UBC

Looking for a new book club with a digital twist? Join us for our Libby Book Club!

We’ll be picking some top reads from the Libby app by OverDrive and discussing them every month! Read or listen to the book before the meeting and drop in via Zoom for a good discussion.

This month, we are reading Finding the Mother Tree by Dr. Suzanne Simard.

This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the event. We will be using Zoom Meetings, so your mic and video will be turned off when you enter the event.

Please read or listen to the book before the meeting. Please contact us at info@nvdpl.ca if you need help accessing a copy of the book.

Registration required to receive Zoom invitation. Register online or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.


About this month's special book discussion:

This month's book discussion is part of North Shore Reads, a collaboration between North Vancouver District Public Library, North Vancouver City Library, and West Vancouver Memorial Library. Together our libraries will be hosting Dr. Simard for an author talk on the evening of Wedneday, October 20th! We hope you will join us both for the book discussion, and for this special event!


About Finding the Mother Tree by Dr. Suzanne Simard:

A world-leading expert shares her amazing story of discovering the communication that exists between trees, and shares her own story of family and grief.

Dr. Suzanne Simard was born and raised in the rainforests of British Columbia and has forged a lifelong relationship of love and respect with the trees. This relationship was the driving force behind her decision to dedicate her life to better understanding the forest and the network that connects the plant life within.

With humour, emotion, and the narrative drive of a lifelong storyteller, Dr. Simard takes readers on an intimate journey of groundbreaking scientific discovery. Linking her research to her personal experiences, she recounts her life's work uncovering the "Wood Wide Web," the underground mycelium network that connects all the trees and plants within a forest. It is a network that allows them to share not only nutrients, but information, all of which originates from the hubs called Mother Trees.



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Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 10:30am to 11:30am


  • Adults