Silent Sparks: The Wondrous World of Fireflies

Silent Sparks: The Wondrous World of Fireflies


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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Leominster Public Library
30 West Street, Leominster, MA, 01453

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Fireflies are among the most wondrous creatures on Earth, silent sparks that inspire awe and delight. Yet for most of us, fireflies remain shrouded in mystery: How do these creatures make light? What gives with all that flashing? Are fireflies disappearing? In this talk noted firefly expert and author Sara Lewis dives into the mysterious world of fireflies to reveal hidden secrets about their luminous lives. We will journey from the meadows of New England, to the rivers of Japan and the mangroves of Malaysia to hear remarkable stories of firefly romance, treachery, and poison.

Sara Lewis, a Professor of Biology at Tufts University, has spent the past thirty years studying the luminous lives of fireflies. In addition to numerous scientific articles on firefly evolution, Lewis has given a TED talk and has written popular articles for Scientific American, Undark, CNN, The Guardian, and Natural History.

Join NCLT and the Leominster Public Library on July 5th at 7pm in the community room at the Leominster Public Library for this free talk. Space is limited so be sure to register early. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Leominster Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Please register through the form below. Contact us with questions at 978-466-3900 or


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