Water stories at Mammoth Library

Author David Carle

Author David Carle

May is Community Reads Month at the Mammoth Library!

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Mono County Library Community Read 2014: Mono, by David Carle
Between 1934 and 1941, the City of Los Angeles sent 2,000 men to work on aqueducts and an 11-mile tunnel beneath volcanic craters in the Mono Lake Basin of the Eastern Sierra.  MONOtells the story of fish biologist Justin Hearth, as he surveys the waters of the Mono Lake watershed. Justin falls in love with the landscape, and also with Alisa Stohler, whose family, having been forced from their land in the Owens Valley, is now caught up in the changes brought by Los Angeles’ unending thirst for growth.  MONO confronts the question, What were they thinking?, as choices were made that endangered Mono Lake and its tributary streams.  Click HERE for a full schedule of events.
Thursday, May 8 @ 5:30 pm

Author Talk: David Carle
Tuesday, April 15, 3 pm

DAVID CARLE , shared the unit ranger position at the Mono Lake Tufa State Reserve with his wife Janet from 1982 -2000, participating in the long effort to protect Mono Lake from the effects of stream diversions to Los Angeles.  He taught biology and natural history at Cerro Coso Community College and the Eastern Sierra College Center in Mammoth Lakes.

Thursday, May 22 @ 5:30 pm
Edison Theatre

Treading Water
Documentary Screening @ Edison Theatre

Treading Water is about underground aquifers and what some have called the impending threats to California’s water resources in the form of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”)

Treading Water explores this threat to our water security.  Based on interviews with experts and other community members it details the critical role that groundwater has come to play in California’s economy.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with director Jesse Dizard, CSU Chico, Professor of Anthropology.  26 minutes.  FREE.

Wednesday, May 14, 4:30 pm 

Mono Lake Story 
Short Film

In 1941, the Los Angeles DWP began diverting water from Mono Lake’s tributary streams, sending it 350 miles south to Los Angeles. Deprived of its freshwater sources, the lake dropped 45 vertical feet. Its salinity doubled and the ecosystem approached collapse.  Film followed by Q&A with Emma Oschrin of the Mono Lake Committee.  29 minutes.  FREE.
Thursday, May 29, 5:30 pm

MCWD Water Talk

All of your water questions answered: Nick Holt speaks about the local water issues: Mammoth’s watershed & snowpack, drought, conservation, rationing, wells, and more!

Don’t forget to sign up for MCWD’s Wastewater Treatment facility Tour! Wed. , May 21 @ 12 pm. Space is limited – call (760) 934-2596 x274 to reserve a spot.
Friday & Saturday, May 23 & 24

Memorial Weekend Book Sale!

Friday, May 23: 11 am-5 pm
Saturday, May 24: 9 am-3:30 pm
Bag Sale: 4-5 pm

Thousands of books – 100% donated!
Paperbacks: .50-$1; Hardcovers: $2
Coffee Table Books: $5
Includes rare/vintage books at separate prices
All proceeds benefit the Mammoth Lakes Library

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