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The Woods Hole Public Library will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday evening, July 10. The meeting will start at 8 PM with brief annual reports from the secretary, treasurer, and director, followed immediately by the guest speaker.

The Library is very pleased to welcome Heather Goldstone, Ph.D., science editor and the creator, host, and producer of “Living Lab” a weekly program on WCAI, the National Public Radio station of Cape Cod, the South Shore, and the Islands. As Heather likes to say, the program features “conversations at the intersection of science and culture”.

Her topic at the Library will be “Scientific Literacy in America”, a subject that she addresses in one way or another every Monday on her program. She has become well known as in insightful interviewer, quick and thoughtful in her questions and responses to her guests. One of the stated goals of her program is to “connect with scientists for fresh perspectives on the week’s news – science and otherwise – and gain a deeper understanding of the world around us”.

She comes to this mission well- grounded, with a Ph.D. in ocean science from M.I.T. and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. She spent a decade as an active researcher before leaving the lab to become a writer. 

In her years with the Cape and Islands NPR Station, Goldstone has reported on Woods Hole’s unique scientific community and key environmental issues on Cape Cod. Her reporting has appeared in venues ranging from NPR and PBS News Hour, WGBH radio and TV, to The Cape Cod Times and Commercial Fishery News.

The public is invited to come hear the talk, which will be held in the large meeting room in the lower level of the Library.