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Summer reading in Geneseo and beyond! Resources and Library information for you!

Want to cozy up indoors or outdoors with a good book?  Need reading material for camping off grid?

Visit Milne Library ! We also have links to local libraries and reading lists:

Livingston County, NY libraries:  https://www.livingstoncountychamber.com/list/category/libraries-90

Our neighboring Monroe County Library System: https://libraryweb.org/

American Library Association Recommended Reading Lists: https://libguides.ala.org/recommended-reading

Rochester Reads at Writers & Books, a literary center that fosters and promotes reading and writing as lifelong activities. https://wab.org/rochester-reads/

Enjoy!

Summer activities in Geneseo and beyond! Free, fun, festivals, food faire, forests, and more

Livingston County Events lists hikes and nature programs from Letchworth State Park, plus festivals, concerts, art shows, and workshops! https://www.livingstoncountychamber.com/events/calendar

For farmers’ markets, festivals, art shows, readings, and local food and drink faire, the Geneseo, NY site has you covered: https://geneseony.com/todo/seasonal.htm

The Genesee Valley Council on the Arts maintains an extensive calendar of visual and performing arts events, as well as classes and workshops at the New Deal Gallery and throughout the area: http://gvartscouncil.org/

Look just 30 minutes north to Rochester, NY for concerts, art exhibits, museums, sports, local bands, theatre, plus all things LGBTQ-friendly: https://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/rochester/EventSearch

Explore the hidden treasures of Upstate and Western NY , with a guide for places and things to do, both tourist-style and “off-the-path” : https://www.newyorkupstate.com/things-to-do/

If you want to cozy up indoors or need books for camping off grid,  check out the American Library Association Recommended Reading Lists: https://libguides.ala.org/recommended-reading

Enjoy!

Bored over Winter break? We have some Winter Wisdom for you!

Are you staying in Geneseo over break? There are plenty of indoor, outdoor, and FREE things to do!

Livingston County Events lists hikes and nature programs from Letchworth State Park. There is something to do every day, snow or shine: https://www.livingstoncountychamber.com/events/calendar

For skiing, snowboarding, festivals, art shows, readings, wineries, breweries, cideries, and local food faire, the Geneseo, NY site has you covered: https://geneseony.com/todo/seasonal.htm

The Genesee Valley Council on the Arts maintains an extensive calendar of visual and performing arts events, as well as classes and workshops at the New Deal Gallery and throughout the area: http://gvartscouncil.org/

Look just 30 minutes north to Rochester, NY for concerts, art exhibits, museums, sports, local bands, theatre, plus all things LGBTQ-friendly: https://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/rochester/EventSearch

Want to explore the hidden treasures of Upstate and Western NY ? Here is a guide for places to visit and things to do, both tourist-style and “off-the-path” : https://www.newyorkupstate.com/things-to-do/

If you just want to cozy up indoors and catch up on reading, check out the American Library Association Recommended Reading Lists: https://libguides.ala.org/recommended-reading

Enjoy!

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Photo by Keith Walters. Winter at Letchworth State Park, Keith Walters Photography

Quotable: Maya Angelou

“If you’re not angry, you’re either a stone, or you’re too sick to be angry.

You should be angry.
You must not be bitter.

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. It doesn’t do anything to the object of its displeasure. So use that anger, yes.

You write it.
You paint it.
You dance it.
You march it.
You vote it.

You do everything about it. You talk it.

Never stop talking it.”           ~ Maya Angelou

USGS: Estimating the Impact of Restoring Ecosystems

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) recently released a 100-page report that uses a series of case studies to analyze the potential economic impact of restoring ecosystems. As the authors note in their introduction, “It is important for restoration practitioners to be able to quantify the economic impacts of individual restoration projects in order to communicate the contribution of these activities to local and national stakeholders.” Despite this importance, according to the authors there are currently few studies that compare short and long term economic benefits by considering multiple projects.

This study examines 21 Department of Interior (DOI) projects, including projects that are part of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration (NRDA) program. The authors then identify and evaluate the economic impact of these projects using a variety of factors, including labor income generated by the project and “value added” in goods and services. Check out the full report here. [MMB]

This review originally published in The Internet Scout.