Author Wallace Kaufman to speak at Toledo Public Library

Author Wallace Kaufman will speak at the Toledo Public Library at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. His presentation is free and open to the public. (Courtesy photo)

The Toledo Public Library will host a program by Wallace Kaufman, author of “Coming Out of the Woods: The Solitary Life of a Maverick Naturalist,” on Saturday, April 20, at 2 p.m.

As a life-long steward of the earth and environment, Kaufman is an appropriate guest to herald in Earth Day, which falls just a few days later, on April 22.

Kaufman’s book is the story of a life lived in the wild as a landowner, an environmentally conscious developer, a builder, a farmer, a conservationist and a wilderness steward. His love of nature and his commitment toward preserving the environment has never wavered, and the book narrates his hilarious, sometimes catastrophic stories of how to live with nature even when nature isn't too keen on living with you.

Kaufman will also be sharing slides and text from his latest book, “The Rubaiyat of Poole’s Slough: A Celebration and Reinvention of Life.” Combining photography and poetry, this memoir is a beautiful book showcasing awe inspiring local pictures with reflective verses.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Toledo Public Library at 541-336-3132, or go online at


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