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With a grant from the Wyckoff Family Foundation, Geneva Reads has provided copies of The Story of Stuff for interested middle and high school classes, Geneva Public Library and five Family Reading Kits available at Geneva City Hall. The kits also include copies of the books provided to younger students: The Talking Earth and Just A Dream. Several copies were also made available by the Town of Geneva and Town Hall, and there is a copy to borrow, available at Finger Lakes Gifts & Lounge.

Copies are available for purchase at Stomping Grounds, 41 Seneca St., and The College Store, 51 St. Clair St.

2018 Community Read

March 1, 5:30 p.m., Geneva Public Library Reading Room, 244 N. Main St.

Club Night, a casual get-together (chili, mac & cheese and dessert) for members of Geneva book clubs, Geneva Public Library. RSVP to by Feb. 26.

March 3, 10 a.m., Jim Dooley Center for Early Learning, behind Geneva General Hospital, 196 North St.

Body & Soil, a nutrition and composting event for all Geneva families, Jim Dooley Center for Early Learning, presented by Russ Welser of Cornell Cooperative Extension. RSVPs appreciated. Email:

March 5, 7:10 a.m.

Listen in as Community Read Chair Kelsy Hibbard Baker and Stephanie Hesler talk to radio host Ted Baker  on WGVA

March 6, 6:30 p.m., Finger Lakes Community College Geneva Campus, 63 Pulteney St.

Join FLCC Professor of Environmental Conservation John Van Niel for Explore More, Buy Less, for an hour-long presentation focusing on Finger Lakes wildlife and where to find it. Van Niel will share photographs and stories from over two decades of exploring his adopted home. Expect a fun evening where audience questions are encouraged.
March 14, 6-7 p.m., Geneva Public Library Reading Room, 244 N. Main St.

Sustainable Geneva, a panel discussion about local sustainability, at Geneva Public Library. Panelists include: Mark Venuti, Town of Geneva Supervisor; Mark Palmieri, Town of Geneva Sustainability Committee; Dr. Lisa Cleckner, Director of Finger Lakes Institute; Jacob Fox, CEO of Organix Green Industries; and Peg Abbott, citizen activist.

March 15, 7 p.m. Sons of Italy, 31 Prospect St.

As part of Green Thumb Thursdays, Growing Geneva Together Community Garden Coalition will present Composting Basics. The session is free and open to the public. RSVP to

March 17, 11 a.m., Organix Green Industries, 2255 County Road 4, Seneca Castle

See just what worms can do with household waste during A Worm Farm Tour, Organix Green Industries

March 19, 6:30 p.m., Geneva Public Library, 244 Main St.

Trash to Treasure. Lifelong tinkerer and Cooperative Extension retiree Jim Capron will show us ways to  reduce our environmental impact by making things out of items we might otherwise throw away.

March 20, 7 p.m., Prouty-Chew Museum, 543 S. Main St.

Community Conversations: Environmental Stewardship,” a discussion facilitated by Geneva Historical Society Executive Director Kerry Lippincott, in collaboration with Humanities NY

March 28, 7 p.m., Finger Lakes Gifts & Lounge, 60 Seneca St.

What Do You Think, and What Can You Do?” Jennifer Morris will lead a discussion of The Story of Stuff, what's changed since it was published, and what each of us can do.

Join GENEVA READS in reading The Story of Stuff  by Annie Leonard, and plan to attend the many events scheduled for the month of March.

Watch the 20-minute documentary that started it all.

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