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Westfall Series Presents Al Gore

December 12, 2012

AG 2011 headshot bw, Courtesy of Al GoreThe St. Louis County Library’s prominent ‘Buzz’ Westfall Favorite Author Series will kick-off it’s 10th anniversary year with a special event with former vice president Al Gore. Mr. Gore will discuss his new book “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change.”

The event will take place at Library Headquarters (1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.) on Saturday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m. Ticket packages are $35 (admits ONE and includes one pre-signed copy of “The Future”) or $50 (admits TWO and includes one pre-signed copy of “The Future”).  Tickets can be purchased through brownpapertickets.com or at St. Louis County Library Headquarters.

“The Future” offers Mr. Gore’s assessment of the six major emerging forces that will have global impact in the near-future: economic globalization; worldwide digital communication; the shifting balance of global economic and military power; unsustainable growth and the depletion of strategic resources; biotechnology revolutions in medicine and agriculture; and the radical disruption of the relationship between humans and the earth’s eco-system.

With the same passion he brought to the challenge of climate change, and with his decades of experience on the front lines of global policy, Al Gore offers a thought-provoking, balanced, and ultimately hopeful vision of the future.

THE FUTURE -- COVER FINALGore currently serves as chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit devoted to solving the climate crisis. Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives four times and the U.S. Senate twice, Gore served eight years as vice president. He is the author of four bestselling books, including “An Inconvenient Truth.” He is a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

The format of the evening will be a presentation by Mr. Gore followed by questions from the audience moderated by St. Louis Public Radio host Don Marsh. There will not be a book signing following the presentation. Additional pre-signed books will be available for purchase from Left Bank Books.

The program with Al Gore is a St. Louis County Library ‘Buzz’ Westfall Favorite Author Series presentation. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2013, the Westfall series features authors of politics, history, and sports. The series is co-sponsored by Jack Dubinsky and Sons; McMahon Berger; Sachs Properties; Brown Smith Wallace LLC; Royal Banks of Missouri; St. Louis Business Journal; Midwest Library Service; The Booksource; Ivey-Selkirk Auctioneers; S.M. Wilson & Co.; Arthur J. Gallagher and Co.; and Stifel, Nicolaus.

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