Join the Santa Clarita Public Library for a Virtual Panel Discussion on All Things Garbage

The Santa Clarita Public Library is excited to present the Book to Action: Garbology Discussion Panel on Wednesday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m.! The free lively discussion will cover micro-trash, plastics, the impact of trash on our environment and much more during the hourlong Zoom event. Register now at

Topics and conversation will be led by panelists Dianne Hellrigel, Jeannie Chari and Dennis Yong. Dianne Hellrigel will use her background in condor preservation and community education to lead the topic Micro-trash and Its Effect on California Condors Past, Present, and Future. Current College of the Canyons professor and Campus Biodiversity Initiative coordinator Jeannie Chari will focus on the topic Plastics – Where Do They Go? Last, Dennis Yong’s passion for sustainability and teaching experience in environmental science will lend to an engaging conversation on How Our Trash Impacts the Environment and What Can You Do About It?

The Santa Clarita Public Library chose the novel Garbology by Edward Humes to raise awareness about the nature, lifecycle and management of the waste we create. This is an especially timely discussion given the global changes impacting the US recycling system. Free copies of Garbology are available at each library branch while supplies last. To learn more and to register for the upcoming panel event, please visit Additional questions may also be directed to Santa Clarita Public Library Senior Librarian, Joanna Ritchie, at

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About Book to Action

Book to Action is a framework that takes the basic book club concept and expands it to create a dynamic series of events for adults and intergenerational groups. Librarians work closely with a community partner to develop a series of programs. Community members read and discuss an engaging book on a current topic, attend author or speaker events, and put their new-found knowledge into action by participating in a community service project or civic engagement activity related to the book.