Monthly Meeting – February 2019

Monday, February 18, 2019 – Due to weather conditions, this meeting has been cancelled.  Thank you for your cooperation!  Are there similarities between Payson and Paradise that make Payson at risk for a devastating wildfire?  Join the Library Friends of Payson for a presentation to the community by arborist David Mukalak, who was in California for the Paradise fire.  He will share how he was called to Paradise and his experiences with the Camp Fire.  As he reflected on the fires he witnessed in California, it became his mission to encourage homeowners for preparing their own homes to withstand wildfire.  According to research, most homes lost in wildfires are ignited by embers or small flames.  David says there are even small steps homeowners themselves can take to make their homes more able to withstand wildfire.

David attended Northern Colorado University and ASU, and he is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist who has resided in Payson for 18 years.  He is also on the board of directors and member of the Arizona Community Tree Council.  The ACTC and Arizona State Forestry sponsor free workshops on the proper planting methods and care of trees, as well as how to reduce the risk of wildfire to your home.

Coming Up Next…..

March 18, 2019 – Laura Tohe, from AZ Humanities Council, will present a program on Navajo Code Talkers: Armed With Our Language, We Went to War.  Dr. Tohe is professor of Indigenous Literature at ASU and Poet Laureate of the Navajo Nation, 2015-2019.

April 15, 2019 – Eduardo Paga’an, PhD, ASU Bob Stump Endowed Professor of History, will present a program on the Pleasant Valley War and will have his book on the war available for purchase.

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