The library’s 2017 One Book Boca title is The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness, by Sy Montgomery.
The library staff chose this National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestseller for its funny, entertaining, touching, and profound exploration of this fascinating and intelligent sea creature and the implications regarding the connections it makes with humans. Last year, the library created its first community reading experience to encourage connection among community members through the reading of one book.
Author and popular naturalist Sy Montgomery has been called “equal parts poet and scientist” by The New York Times. She is a frequent speaker at schools, museums, libraries and universities. Montgomery will discuss the book, her work and animal adventures (she is also the author of The Good Good Pig and Birdology) at the Downtown Library on Feb. 12 at 3:00 p.m.
“We are thrilled to bring back our community reading initiative with bestselling author Sy Montgomery,” notes Oyuki Poletz, Program Services Librarian. “Her insight into the connection between humans and the natural world is profound.”
The library offers both print and eBook versions of The Soul of an Octopus for check-out by library cardholders. Register through the calendar at bocalibrary.org. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the talk at the Downtown Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave.