Author and biologist Eric Wagner presents After the Blast - Mt. St. Helen's 40 Years Later on Sunday, April 24, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

On May 18, 1980, the world watched in awe as Mount St. Helen's erupted, killing 57 people and causing hundreds of square miles of destruction. Everyone thought it would take ages for life to return to the mountain, but scientists who visited soon after were stunned to find plants sprouting up through the ash and animals skittering around downed trees. Eric Wagner takes us on a journey through the blast zone, now known as the greatest natural experiment in Pacific Northwest history.

COVID-19 UPDATE! In accordance with Bainbridge Public Library’s new Covid-19 protocols, you may wear a mask at Library U’s Spring Humanities Series or go without. We strongly request all community members to respect individuals' personal decisions on wearing or foregoing masks. Proof of Covid vaccination will not be required.

Library U is sponsored by the Bainbridge Public Library with funding support from the Bainbridge Island Friends of the Library and a generous donation in memory of Louise Brody Weissman. Library U's Spring 2022 Humanities Speaker Series is made possible through funding and support from Humanities Washington, a statewide nonprofit whose mission is to spark conversation and critical thinking in communities across our state.

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