Author Todd McLeish to visit Providence Public Library

Author Todd McLeish to Visit Providence Public Library Thursday, November 13

Visit our Whale Exhibit in the Rhode Island Room and 3rd floor cases before the program and see a real narwhal tusk!
– Providence Public Library is pleased to welcome author Todd McLeish for a presentation based on his book Narwhals: Arctic Whales in a Melting World on Thursday, November 13 from 6:30 – 8:15 pm in the Library's Meeting Room (3rd Floor), 150 Empire Street, Providence. Books will be available for sale and signing following his presentation.
Join author Todd McLeish in a multimedia presentation as he recounts his adventures studying the elusive narwhal, the rare Arctic whale with the spiral tusk. He will take his audience high above the Arctic Circle with teams of narwhal researchers seeking to solve the mysteries of the animal's migrations and debating the purpose of its tusk. He will also share insights about the importance of narwhals in Inuit culture and how the warming planet is affecting the species. Along the way you'll hear about the many other unique animals living in the narwhal's frozen world, from walruses and polar bears to bowhead and beluga whales.
Todd McLeish is a Rhode Island-based science writer who has been writing about wildlife and environmental issues for more than 20 years.  In more than 100 magazine articles he has highlighted numerous threatened species, profiled biologists and wildlife artists, and described encounters with a wide variety of backyard wildlife. His latest book, Narwhals: Arctic Whales in a Melting World, came out in 2013.  His previous books have examined the lives of some of New England's rarest creatures, from right whales and basking sharks to roseate terns and burying beetles.
Parking is available at the Providence Hilton Parking Garage:  $3/3 hours.  Bring ticket to the library for validation.