Library brings back Storytelling Ranger

ESCANABA — Yooper and former forest ranger, Pete Griffin, will share personal stories about life’s lessons that incorporate natural history, leadership and learning Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Escanaba Public Library. “These humorous and poignant stories are all part of how Pete measures Growing U.P.,” organizers said in a news release.

Griffin grew up in Upper Michigan before moving to Alaska’s Tongass National Forest 20-some years ago. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service as a wildlife biologist and then as a district ranger until his retirement in 2010. Often described as the “Storytelling

Ranger” or the “Voice of the Tongass,” he’s performed in Los Angeles, Richmond, Honolulu, and on board the Disney Wonder as the Alaskan naturalist on its cruises to Alaska. He has also performed at libraries, schools, and museums across the country. His story, “Til Death Do Us Part” on The Skunk Whisperer CD, won honors from Storytelling World in 2014. He and his wife, Kathryn, still live in Juneau surrounded by bears, whales, and glaciers.

The event is free and no pre-registration required. This program is supported by the Friends of the Escanaba Public Library.

The Escanaba Public Library is located at 400 Ludington St. Contact the library at 906-789-7323 or visit us on the web at http://www.escanabalibrary.org or on Facebook and Twitter.