An award-winning investigative journalist, Pfeiffer began researching tick-borne diseases in 2012 and has since become a leading expert on the subject. Her book, Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change, chronicles her journey all over the world where she has heard stories of families whose lives have been turned upside down by a single tick bite, witnessed the rapid global expansion of ticks and the diseases they carry, and explored the political and medical controversies that ultimately do more harm to patients and their families. Jane Goodall wrote that Pfeiffer's book "throws new light on one more danger caused by climate change. Pfeiffer points out the importance not only of combating ticks but also the need for doctors to respond quickly and provide appropriate treatment. A stark warning that Lyme is but the tip of the iceberg."
Copies of Pfeiffer's book will be given away at the forum, while supplies last. Discussion will follow the presentation and refreshments will be served. The event takes place in the Community Room at the library, located at 51 North Fifth Street.