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Author Luncheon With Priscilla Lister

Friends Of Central Library invite you to their author luncheon. The speaker is Priscilla Lister, a native San Diegan and longtime journalist.

She wrote for local newspapers, including the San Diego Daily Transcript and the San Diego Union-Tribune, for decades. Lister wrote the weekly “Take a Hike” column for the Union-Tribune for more than six years, which resulted in her hiking guide book, “Take a Hike: San Diego County.”

When she is not hiking, she is traveling the world and writing about those adventures, too. Check out Wine, Dine and Travel, a gorgeous online glossy magazine to see some of her recent reports.

The luncheon will be from 12:30 - 2 p.m. in the Shiley Room of the Central Library on June 24. Vegan and Vegetarian food will be available.

Cost:
- Members: $20
- Non-Members: $25.00
- Free two hour parking with validation.

Register online now!

About "Take A Hike: San Diego County":
- Few places on the planet can boast the diversity of natural landscape found in San Diego County. From the extreme low desert of Anza-Borrego, to the more than 6,000-foot-high mountains of Laguna and Palomar and Cuyamaca, to the pastoral expanses between Julian and Warner Hot Springs and the coastal wetlands of the Pacific Ocean, the breadth of this county’s environment is downright remarkable.
- More than 75 percent of the 2.7 million acres that make up San Diego County are undeveloped open space. Nearly half of the county’s land is owned by government agencies, including the state’s Department of Parks and Recreation, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, water districts, the County of San Diego and many parks in the county’s several cities. Most of these lands are open for public exploration.
- “Take a Hike: San Diego County” covers 260 trails that traverse our amazing county. The book offers much more information about each hike than simply telling you to “turn left at the rock.” Extensive research on every trail has uncovered its history, both cultural and natural. Read about the Kumeyaay and how they lived on this land for thousands of years, about the explorers and pioneers who transformed this region since the late 1700s, and about present-day efforts to link trails among our regions. You will learn about the flora, fauna and geology found on these trails as well as their rewarding beauty.
- So get outside right in your own back country and stretch your legs and your mind. Research has shown that positive emotions triggered by such awe-inspiring experiences as overlooking a scenic vista can boost immune systems and even help protect the body from heart disease, depression and other chronic illnesses. “Take a Hike: San Diego County” will tell you how.
- This book won best in Local Interest in the 2017 San Diego Book Awards, and then went on to win The Geisel Award for best book in all categories out of more than 300 entries.

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Promotional photo courtesy of Friends of Central Library.

Above: Promotional photo courtesy of Friends of Central Library.

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