Borrowed Time

Borrowed Time is the Library’s new initiative to combat climate change through a series of events, activities and actions throughout 2020. What can you do? Join our effort!

Find the Borrowed Time blog, podcast, and event videos HERE at borrowed-time.org


CLIMATE CHANGE
 can be overwhelming to comprehend so each month we will focus on a different aspect of climate change in depth through documentary film screenings, recommended readings, community conversations and actionable activities. Corresponding with our printed brochure cycle, we are introducing the program in three cycles:

INTRODUCING THE ISSUE (JAN. - APRIL)
MONTH THEME FILM BOOK
JANUARY What's at Stake Racing Extinction The Sixth Extinction
FEBRUARY What is Climate Change?  Time to Choose Uninhabitable Earth
MARCH Rising Seas & All Things Ocean Blue The Water Will Come
APRIL Environmental Racism Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock Refinery Town

 

 LOOKING AT THE LOCAL LEVEL (MAY - AUG.)
MONTH THEME FILM BOOK
MAY Redwoods If a Tree Falls Wild Trees
JUNE Salmon Artifishal Salmon: A Fish, the Earth, and the History of Their Common Fate
JULY Wildfire Paradise Megafire
AUGUST Water Water & Power: California Heist The Dreamt Land

 

ACTIONS AND HOPE (SEPT. - DEC.)
MONTH THEME FILM  BOOK
SEPTEMBER Systemic Change This Changes Everything On Fire
OCTOBER Food Practices Biggest Little Farm We Are the Weather
NOVEMBER Personal Actions How to Change the World Inconspicuous Consumption
DECEMBER Hope Happening Green New Deal

Saturday, February 22, 2020

11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
GardenSmart: Pruning for Beginners

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM
Climate Change Conversation Café

Monday, March 2, 2020

7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
Borrowed Time: Blue

Thursday, March 5, 2020

7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
Resilient Neighborhoods: Sustainable Lifestyle and Climate Action Workshop Series

Monday, March 9, 2020

7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
Borrowed Time: Book Club with a Scientist

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM
Climate Change Conversation Café

Thursday, March 19, 2020

7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
Resilient Neighborhoods: Sustainable Lifestyle and Climate Action Workshop Series

Saturday, March 21, 2020

11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
GardenSmart: Rejuvenate Your Pollinator Garden

Monday, March 23, 2020

7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
Borrowed Time - Behind the Bark: Climate Change and Marine Mammals in California

Saturday, March 28, 2020

11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
CANCELLED - GardenSmart: Eat What You Grow


Take the Challenge and Earn a Badge

Earn custom-designed patches by participating in Borrowed Time events, activities, and habit-changing initiatives.