Author giving presentation at libraries

Lewis County native Beth Peterson will talk about her new book, “Life After Lightning,” at the McCleary, Elma and Aberdeen Timberland Libraries in August.

The book chronicles Peterson’s near-death experiences, having been twice struck by lightning. The result has been extensive physical and emotional damage, multiple surgeries and a lengthy recovery.

In her book and her public talks, Peterson reveals how she persevered through the pain, grief and loss. She encourages people to live in balance with others and offers insights on topics such as family, spiritual recovery and discovering one’s true direction in life.

• McCleary Timberland Library, Wednesday, Aug. 6 from 6 to 7 p.m., 121 S 4th St.

• Elma Timberland Library, Thursday, Aug. 7 from 6 to 7 p.m., 119 First St.

• Aberdeen Timberland Library, Monday, Aug. 11 from 6 to 7 p.m., 121 E. Market St.

All Timberland Library events are free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase.

For more information contact the McCleary Timberland Library at 495-3368, the Elma Timberland Library at 482-3737, the Aberdeen Timberland Library at 533-2360, or visit


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