Dr. Jane Goodall’s Message of Hope


Join us online for a viewing of a pre-recorded interview with global icon, Dr. Jane Goodall, discussing her new book, The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times. Jane also talks about the Lewes Public Library's Jane Goodall Root & Shoots Chapter. For the past 30 years, Dr. Goodall has been speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees, other environmental crises, and her reasons for hope that humankind will solve the problems it has imposed on the earth. Dr. Goodall’s honors include the French Legion of Honor, the Medal of Tanzania, the Tang Prize, the Templeton Prize, and Japan’s prestigious Kyoto Prize. In 2002, Dr. Goodall was appointed to serve as a United Nations Messenger of Peace and in 2003, she was named a Dame of the British Empire. For more information about Dr. Goodall and the work of the Jane Goodall Institute, please go here.

In The Book of Hope, co-authors Jane Goodall, the world's most famous living naturalist, and Douglas Abrams, the internationally bestselling co-author of The Book of Joy, explore through intimate and thought-provoking dialogue one of the most sought after and least understood elements of human nature: Hope.  Dr. Goodall focuses on her "Four Reasons for Hope": The Amazing Human Intellect, The Resilience of Nature, The Power of Young People, and The Indomitable Human Spirit. The Book of Hope touches on vital questions, including: How do we stay hopeful when everything seems hopeless? How do we cultivate hope in our children? What is the relationship between hope and action? Filled with moving and inspirational stories and photographs from Jane’s remarkable career, The Book of Hope is a deeply personal conversation with one of the most beloved figures in the world today.

After the pre-recorded interview, a panel of Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots members will answer questions from the audience about the Library’s Program.  Joining them will be Linda Berdine, who interviewed Dr. Goodall, and helped launch the Lewes Library Roots & Shoots initiative.

Copies of the book with a special bookplate signed by Dr. Goodall will be available for sale only at the event by Browseabout Books. Browseabout is generously donating a portion of the book sales to the Library’s Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots Chapter. To purchase an unsigned copy of the book from Browseabout Books click here. Call-in orders are accepted at (302) 226-2665 or you can stop by the store to purchase a copy. For store hours, please visit their website.

The Lewes Public Library started its Roots & Shoots Chapter in 2019. There currently are 16 active teenaged members. The mission of the Chapter is to foster respect and compassion for all living things, as well as inspire individuals to take action to make the world a place that is more sustainable, more environmentally sound, and a better world to live in. For more information about Lewes Public Library's Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots Chapter, please go here. ​

NOTE: This session is conducted through Zoom. You MUST REGISTER to receive instructions for joining the meeting.

This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.



Event date: 
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
Lewes Public Library
111 Adams Avenue
Lewes, DE 19958