Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Community Book Club: Braiding Sweetgrass

Whistler Public Library and Armchair Books have joined forces to start a Community Book Club! The club meets on the last Wednesday of every month.
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Repeats: Monday, February 22 and Wednesday, February 24  
Event Details:

Please note: because this book has been so popular, we've added an additional evening to discuss Braiding Sweetgrass! The Wednesday discussion is now full, but we are still taking registration for Monday, February 22.

We're taking our Community Book Club online!

Please email Library Program Coordinator, Jeanette, at to sign up for this event - this is the only way to receive the Zoom link.

  • When:  Monday, February 22 and Wednesday, February 24, 7 p.m.
  • Where:  On Zoom
  • Who:  Everyone welcome
  • How much:  Free
  • Which book: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Where to get a copy: Borrow at WPL or buy at Armchair Books (mention the book club and receive 15% off)

Synopsis: As a leading researcher in the field of biology, Robin Wall Kimmerer understands the delicate state of our world. But, as an active member of the Potawatomi Nation, she senses and relates to the world through a way of knowing far older than any science. In Braiding Sweetgrass, she intertwines these two modes of awareness - the analytic and the emotional, the scientific and the cultural - to ultimately reveal a path toward healing the rift that grows between people and nature. The woven essays that construct this book bring people back into conversation with all that is green and growing; a universe that never stopped speaking to us, even when we forgot how to listen.

Read ahead: In March, we'll discuss The Mothers by Brit Bennett, and in April, we're reading Anxious People by Fredrik Backman.