Author and mycologist Larry Millman is returning to the Woods Hole Public Library for a talk and walk seeking mushrooms and other fungi. A resident of Cambridge, Mr. Millman is knowledgeable and informative about the local fungi. The event is scheduled for Sunday, November 7, at 1 PM.

Mr. Millman has published several books about fungi, which will be available for purchase. Several are identification guides to Massachusetts species, but the most charming is “Fungipedia,” a small purple volume published by Princeton University Press that is described as “an illustrated mini-encyclopedia of fungal lore.” The illustrations are small pen-and-ink sketches, mostly of mushrooms, and the endpapers are decorated with purple spore prints. He has also written a guidebook to fungi titled “Fascinating Fungi of New England” and published a volume of poetry, inspired by his field work in the Arctic. His books will be available for sale.

This event will start with a short talk outside in the library’s courtyard, then participants will proceed to the walk site in their own cars. The talk will take less than one half-hour, and the walk in the woods a bit over an hour.

Registration is required as numbers will be limited. To register, call the library at 508-548-8961 or email

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