Marine debris is defined as any persistent solid material that is disposed or abandoned in the marine or aquatic environment. It’s a global problem as well as one in our own backyard and is a threat to our environment, navigation safety, the economy, and human health. One type of marine debris, plastics, is of particular concern. On Tuesday, February 12, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Verona Public Library, Anne Moser, Senior Special Librarian from the UW-Madison Wisconsin Water Library, will provide an introduction to the history and science of plastics, and share what we can do to reduce our plastics footprint. This presentation is part of a program series relating to the Wisconsin Historical Society traveling exhibit “Great Lakes Small Steams: How Water Shapes Wisconsin”, on display at the Verona Public Library from January 24 through February 19. The Wisconsin Historical Society gratefully acknowledges the Herzfeld Foundation, Wisconsin Humanities Council, and Ralph Evinrude Foundation for their generous support of "Great Lakes Small Streams." This presentation is free and open to the public. To register, or for information, visit www.veronapubliclibrary.org, or call 608-845-7180. The Verona Public Library is located at 500 Silent Street.