Archive for Sunday, March 20, 2005

Book notes

March 20, 2005


Authors to discuss sustainable living

John Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist, authors of "Rural Renaissance: Renewing the Quest for the Good Life," will share their experiences and expertise in sustainable living in a program called "Green Acres, Green Living" at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

A few years ago, Ivanko and Kivirist left the Chicago advertising industry, bought a farm in Wisconsin, opened a bed and breakfast, and set about learning how to live a more sustainable and eco-friendly life closer to the land. Their book offers advice and instructions on organic gardening, raising chickens, blending work and leisure and leaving biological legacies.

Copies of the couple's book will be available for sale.

Spaces available for discussion group

Spaces are still available in the Lawrence Public Library's spring book discussion group on "Community: The Way We Live." The group will meet April 6, April 20, May 4 and May 18, at 7 p.m. at the library, 707 Vt.

The books to be read and discussed are "Cannery Row" by John Steinbeck, "Snow Falling on Cedars" by David Guterson, "The Milagro Beanfield War" by John Nichols and "Bailey's Cafe" by Gloria Naylor.

Registration is required. To register, call Maria Butler at 843-3833, ext. 123.

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