International Year of the Forest

2011 is the International Year of the Forest
Many projects and programmes have been developed to raise awareness of the importance of conservation and management of forests. (www.un.org.en/events/iyof2011) Deforestation accounts for 25% of global greenhouse gas emissions, which contributes to global climate change. Trees have an important role in biodversity, cultural diversity and environmental benefits. Trees are an integral part of our lives and those of future generations.
Our library is also an integral part of our lives and is a tree of knowledge! The Library is a great center of learning, for young and old, with so many resources (see August Library Newsletter – link) Check out the Bulletin Board in September for our tree craft of re-purposed books. Remember that BOOKS are a great carbon sink!

The book you don’t read won’t help. Jim Rohn
Some people read so little they have rickets of the mind. Jim Rohn
The images of men’s wits and knowledge remain in books. Francis Bacon
True friendship can afford true knowledge.  Thoreau
True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing. Socrates
We are drowning in information and starved for knowledge. Anon

Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? TE Eliot

Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, mankind the vessel. Augustus William Hare

A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can. Jane Austen

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