Author Leonard M. Adkins featured speaker for libraries’ April Coffee Break Series

Chesterfield County Library is pleased to announce the featured speaker for its April Coffee Break Series is award-winning Virginia author, Leonard M. Adkins.

Mr. Adkins has written more than 16 books on nature, the outdoors, hiking, and travel, and shares his love of the natural world by presenting multimedia programs. For the Coffee Break Series, he will present Wildflowers of the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains, based upon his book of the same name. With more than 120 full-page, color photographs, the book is an entertainingly written account of more than 200 species found in our part of the world. The multimedia presentation is accompanied by folk, classical, and new age music and is an exploration of the floral wonders of the mountains, from the lowest elevations to the loftiest heights.

Dates of the presentations, each of which starts at 10 a.m.) are:

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at the Midlothian Library, 6701 Deer Run Dr., Midlothian, 804-318-8668.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at the Chester Library, 11800 Centre St. Chester, 804-748-6314.

Leonard’s presentations have received high acclaim:

Cindy Sandberg, President Blue Ridge Wildflower Society –  “I heard

many comments that this was our best pilgrimage program ever.”

Mount Rogers Naturalist Rally – “We’re still receiving notes and comments thanking us for sponsoring this wonderful one-of-a-kind nature program.”

Mr. Adkins, who is the The Hike columnist for Blue Ridge Country magazine and Richmond Walks blogger for, will be available for book signings before and after the programs. You may find out more about him and his other books at


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