Unmatched in their power and violence, volcanoes are also beautiful and surprisingly beneficial. As revealed in Ian Lange’s new book “Volcanoes: What’s Hot and What’s Not on Earth and in Our Solar System”, the molten rock beneath our feet continues to shape our world and contributes to the chemistry of life itself. Join geologist and educator Ian Lange for an in-depth look at a topic that has intrigued historians and scientists for millenia, from Plutarch in 44 B.C. to Benjamin Franklin in 1784: Can large volcanic eruptions affect world climate? This presentation will be held on Wednesday, December 13th from 7pm – 8pm at Woodmen Hall and is sponsored by the Friends of the Lopez Island Library.