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First Friday: Zen Mind Meets Wildfire
Date: 12/7/2012 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Main Reading Room
375 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley, California 94941
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First Friday: Zen Mind Meets Wildfire

Friday, December 7th
Main Reading Room
Wine reception at 6:30pm for pre-registered guests.
Program begins at 7pm

For adults and high school students.
*Registration is recommended.

Disaster comes in many different shapes and sizes. Whether epic natural events like storms, wildfires or earthquakes or the smaller-scale calamities of everyday human life, how can we meet a crisis with true presence of mind? Colleen Morton Busch, author of Fire Monks, will address this subject using the example of how residents of the Tassajara Zen Mountain Monastery near Big Sur saved their monastery from wildfire devastation during the massive 2008 Basin Complex Fire.

The Library is pleased to collaborate with the City’s Emergency Preparedness Commission in bringing greater awareness to the real threats posed to Mill Valley by natural disasters. Fire Chief Jeff Davidson and Ron Vidal, Chair of the Emergency Preparedness Commission, will join Busch for a Q&A following the author’s talk. David Zimmerman, one of the monk’s featured in Fire Monks, will also be available to answer questions.

Registration opens to 94941 residents on November 15th and to all others on November 20th.

Click here to register.

Thank you to the Mill Valley Library Foundation and the Friends for their generous support of Library programs and services. Click here to support Library events.

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