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Merrickville Public Library is excited to offer public screenings of Diana Beresford-Kroeger’s new documentary The Call of the Forest. The screenings will be held on Wednesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 4, at 7 pm at the Library.

The film follows Diana, an internationally renowned scientist, environmentalist and author – and long-time Merrickville-Wolford resident – as she investigates our profound biological and spiritual connection to forests. Her global journey explores the science, folklore, and restoration challenges of this essential eco-system. Diana explores the most beautiful forests in the Northern Hemisphere, from the sacred sugi and cedar forests of Japan, to the great boreal forest of Canada. She shares the history and legacy of these ancient forests while also explaining the science of trees and the irreplaceable roles they play in protecting and feeding the planet, and meeting with some of the world’s foremost experts in reforestation. Diana Beresford-Kroeger is a world recognized biochemist and botanist, and author of several books, including Arboretum America, Arboretum Borealis, and The Global Forest.

This documentary has recently premiered to full houses across Canada, and we are privileged to be able to show it locally. Diana will also be with us to share her thoughts with the audience after the screenings on both May 3 and 4.

There is no charge for these screenings, although donations will be gratefully accepted. Seating is limited and this event is sure to fill up fast. Reservations are required – contact the library at 613-269-3326, or [email protected]. Visit the Library’s website ( for more information on library activities in May.


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