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READ BRAVE: CIVIC LAB

Civic Lab is an interactive exhibit that addresses issues impacting the community and engages citizens in conversations relevant to their communities. Learn about how our climate crisis is already impacting your community and take action. Visit your local branch to experience Civic Lab in person.

CLIMATE QUIZ

Test your knowledge of our climate crisis. Sources include Saint Paul's Climate Action & Resilience Plan, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and Climate Change Evidence and Causes, An overview from the Royal Society and the US National Academy of Sciences.

TAKE ACTION

You know the climate crisis is devastating the planet. You want to know what we can do. What you can do.  Here are some easy ways to take personal action.

RESOURCES

Learn more about our climate crisis with these interactive resources.

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Read Brave 2020

Read Brave 2020 Live Blog

Follow along for the latest news about Cherie Dimaline's visit to Saint Paul.

Meet the 2020 Read Brave Author, Cherie Dimaline

Join author Cherie Dimaline for two public events this week including a Q&A and book signing.

Read Brave: Documentary Series

Come to the library and screen brave films focusing on our climate crisis with a facilitated discussion afterward.

Saint Paul Public Library on Twitter: "We had a great discussion…" | 2340968

We had a great discussion at Sun Ray Library's February book club featuring "The Marrow Thieves." Learn more about upcoming book clubs featuring more #ReadBrave titles: bit.ly/37LvbWJ.

How climate change, colonialism are spurring mass migration

In 2018, some 13.6 million people were uprooted from their homes, cumulatively adding to a record 70.8 million forcibly displaced.

Ann Griffin on Twitter: "Thanks @stpaullibrary for supporting…" | 2331232

Thanks @stpaullibrary for supporting our first graders with #READBRAVE books. We learned so much about taking care of our environment, we created our own mural to showcase our learning @GlobalArtsPlus @SPPS_Science @MsManthe

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  • The End of the Wild by Nicole Helget
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  • Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
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  • Climate Migrants by Rebecca Hirsch
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  • Never Say Die by Will Hobbs
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  • Same Sun Here by Silas House and Neela Vaswani
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  • Me and Marvin Gardens by Amy Sarig King
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  • The Flooded Earth by Mardi McConnochie
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  • Better Off Undead by James Preller
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  • Bayou Magic by Jewell Parker Rhodes
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  • The Digger and the Flower by Joseph Kuefler
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  • All the Water in the World by George Lyon and Katherine Tillotson
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  • Sea Bear: Journey for Survival by Lindsay Moore
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  • The Earth Book by Todd Parr
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  • Water is Water by Miranda Paul
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  • Hey, Water! by Antoinette Portis
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  • Life by Cynthia Rylant
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  • Thank You, Earth by April Pulley Sayre
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  • Buried Sunlight by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm
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  • Merhorses and Bubbles by Asia Citro
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  • What is Climate Change by Gail Herman
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  • Mama Miti by Donna Jo Napoli
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  • Spring After Spring by Stephanie Roth Sisson
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  • If Polar Bears Disappeared by Lily Williams
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Eric Holthaus on Twitter: "So excited to work with the @stpaullibrary…" | 2297840

So excited to work with the @stpaullibrary to help organise community-level conversations about this necessary moment we have to transform and protect the one planet we all share.

McKnight Foundation on Twitter: "Thanks to @thefriends for sharing…" | 2293728

Thanks to @thefriends for sharing copies of @stpaullibrary’s #ReadBrave #OurClimateCrisis books with us! Our staff is excited to dive into these stories and join the @cityofsaintpaul and its residents in working toward #ClimateSolutions!

Climate Justice: Sketch Notes (from Books & Bars)

Sketch notes, created by Rebecca Moss, for the January Books & Bars discussion of "Climate Justice."

Dr. Kate Knuth on Twitter: "I love this civic capacity-building…" | 2283946

I love this civic capacity-building work on climate that is happening in the @stpaullibrary system.

Why Lake Superior Is Rising and What That Means for Duluth

The Great Lakes, to which Duluth owes so much, are changing as a result of slow geological processes as well as rapid climate change.

Weather 2050

America is warming fast. See how your city’s weather will be different in just one generation

Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink

Two-thirds of North American birds are at increasing risk of extinction from global temperature rise.

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Read Brave is also supported by the Katherine B. Andersen Fund, and the Saint Paul Saints.

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