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Illinois Libraries Present: The Weird and Wonderful World of Mary Roach

March 1, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Galena Public Library is joining libraries across the state of Illinois to host entertaining and hilarious New York Times best-selling science author, Mary Roach on Wednesday, March 1st, 2023 at 7PM. Mary is the author of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers; Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, and Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void. Her newest book Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law, debuted September 2021.Register here: https://bit.ly/ILP_MaryRoach
In this event, Roach will discuss her frank approach to science, the importance of humor, and explore the weird, wonderful world in which we live. She has been dubbed “America’s funniest science writer” by the Washington Post, Roach has explored topics from the curious lives of human cadavers, packing to visit space, the afterlife, the alimentary canal, and more. Roach claims to have no hobbies, but enjoys bird-watching, hiking, playing scrabble, and watching late-night Animal Planet. You won’t want to miss this evening!
This event will feature live captioning in keeping with our commitment to accessibility and inclusion.
This event is presented in partnership with Illinois Libraries Present, a collaborative effort designed to bring virtual events with bestselling, esteemed, and diverse speakers to library patrons across the state. More than 140 libraries have joined the second season of Illinois Libraries Present which is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).


March 1, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Illinois Libraries Present
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