The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of Oceans

Explore the human fascination with seashells and their ancient history as global currency, their use as religious and luxury objects, and the remarkable marine mollusks that make them in Cynthia Barnett’s engaging account of an aspect of nature and culture long hidden in plain sight. Barnett illuminates the beauty and wonder of seashells as well as human ingenuity and scientific solutions they represent for the warming world. Cynthia Barnett is

The Supreme Court of the United States

Join Leesburg Public Library and Dr. Judith Scourfield-McLauchlan to discuss the Supreme Court. Based on her work, Dr. Scourfield-McLauchlan gives a behind-the-scenes tour of the Supreme Court of the United States. This presentation includes a discussion of the history and judicial functions of the Supreme Court and the architectural features of the building. Dr. Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Founding Director of the Center

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