701 Cocoa Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033

(717) 533-6555 library@derrytownship.org

The Lure and Mysteries of Sea Glass

Sunday, May 19 at 2:00 p.m.

Register online, or call (717) 533-6555.

Richard LaMotte will be with us to share his knowledge and years of experience on sea glass. He will also provide insight into the art of identifying unique shards and review the basic science of how sea glass is formed. Learn why certain colors are so much harder to find than others and explore the history of sea glass. Questions are encouraged as this lecture will serve to be a valuable exchange of information between Richard and anyone seeking to learn more about these vanishing gems.

Richard LaMotte, author of The Lure of Sea Glass: Our Connection to Nature’s Gems, is America’s leading authority on sea glass. This book, which focuses primarily on the emotional side of sea glass, was prompted by the many stories and anecdotes he has heard over the years from people who shared with him how much sea glass collecting has meant in their lives.

It is a sequel to his classic, Pure Sea Glass: Discovering Nature’s Vanishing Gems, which was published in 2004. It has become the definitive book on the subject and helped spark the increasingly popular pastime of collecting treasures from the sea. LaMotte and his family have collected more than 40,000 pieces of sea glass, much of it from the Chesapeake Bay, near their home in Chestertown, Maryland.

Books will be sold and signed at the event.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Hershey Public Library.