Travel book author is speaker at Friends of Library’s annual meeting
Betty Blaydes Pegas, author of “Chasing a Dream in the Galapagos: A Personal Evolution,” will be the featured speaker at the Friends of the Ramona Library’s annual meeting at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16.
Pegas’s memoir tells the story of a mature woman who has dreamed of visiting the Galapagos islands.
With her cousin and two adult daughters, Pegas enters a universe of giant tortoises, salt-crested marine iguanas and crimson-throated magnificent frigatebirds.
She follows the tail-drawn sand etchings of land iguanas, struggles to comprehend the mysteries of natural selection and confronts other tourists who desecrate a sea lion shelter in defiance of park regulations.
Her odyssey is a time for family bonding, a search for Charles Darwin, a reminder of the fierce competition for natural resources and a new-found courage.
“Chasing a Dream in the Galapagos” was named Best Travel Book—2010 by San Diego Book Awards Association.
Pegas will give a slide presentation with her book talk.
The Friends is a volunteer group that supports the library. Proceeds from its bookstore in the library go toward library programs.
Anyone interested in learning more about the Friends and its plans for the coming year is welcome.
For more information, contact Joan Gansert, president of Friends of the Ramona Library, at 760-518-2081. More information about the book is at betteblaydespegas.com.
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