SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- On Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7:00 p.m., New Jersey native and journalist Andrew Lewis will speak about how the state’s Bayshore region has struggled to rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. 

Lewis's book, The Drowning of Money Island: A Forgotten Community’s Fight Against the Rising Seas Forever Changing Coastal America, chronicles the struggle of his New Jersey hometown to rebuild their ravaged homes in the face of the environmental stresses and governmental neglect that are endangering coastal areas throughout the U.S.

Lewis is a contributing writer for Outside and has also written for the New York Times Magazine. Registration is recommended.

For more information or to register, go to, email, call (908) 322-5007 x 204 or stop by the Reference Desk. The Scotch Plains Library is located at 1927 Bartle Avenue, one block from Park Ave. in the center of town.