On Thursday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. the Westfield Memorial Library presents “The Nature of the Meadowlands.” The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

“The Nature of the Meadowlands” author/photographer Jim Wright will discuss the amazing environmental revival of the Meadowlands. Once the home of pig farms and orphan landfills, it is now an eco-tourism destination.

Jim will show some of his book’s acclaimed nature photography and archival images. A question and answer period will follow the book discussion.

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Jim maintains the Meadowlands Nature blog(meadowblog.net) for The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, as well as being the birding columnist for The Record of North Jersey, and the author of three other large-format books, “Hawk Mountain,” “Jungle of the Maya,” and “In the Presence of Nature.”

The event is free and open to Westfield Memorial Library and MURAL cardholders. (MURAL cardholders belong to libraries that are part of the Middlesex Union Reciprocal Agreement Libraries. Check our website to see if your library participates.) To register for the program, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, click on the Calendar link, or call 908.789.4090 ext 0.

Founded in 1879, the Westfield Memorial Library—the community’s destination for discovery and ideas—engages minds, entertains spirits and facilitates lifelong learning for people of all ages. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information call 908.789.4090, visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org, and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter “Library Loop,” or stop by the library at 550 East Broad Street for a copy of the award-winning quarterly newsletter “Take Note.”