Posts tagged with "science"
Date and time: Thursday, February 4, 7–8:30 p.m. Location: Nonfiction area Larry Ciupik, astronomer from the Adler Planetarium, will give us the inside scoop on what it's like to work as a research astronomer in the formidable desert of southwest United States and describe the incredible high-energy universe. Snacks and pop provided. For middle and high school students. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
This was the scene at a recent program, Mousetrap Machine Show, as kids learned about levers and fulcrums and other science and math concepts using giant balloons. It is just one of many programs that kids are enjoying at the Library this summer. Come join the fun. Be sure to check out the exciting programs for kids this month.
Calling all middle schoolers! The editor of Science Books & Films magazine wants your feedback about the best science books of the year. Join our Science Alliance reading and discussion group and vote for your favorites from a list of finalists selected by the magazine. You’ll judge both picture books and books for middle schoolers. There are two meetings, Friday, November 20, and Thursday, December 10, 7–8 p.m. in the Lindsey Room. At the first meeting you will receive the books and judging guidelines. Bring the completed evaluations to the second meeting for discussion and voting. Books were purchased with a donation from the Friends of the Library and will be added to the Library’s collection after the voting. Register beginning November 1.
Date and time: Wednesday, November 4, 7–8:30 p.m. Location: Nonfiction Area Professor Kimberly Gray from Northwestern University's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will discuss the perilous state of the Great Lakes. How have the Great Lakes been effected by human use and is any of the damage permanent? Why, exactly, do we want to save this resource? What about the future of these massive bodies of water? Should make for a disturbing, yet informative and intriguing “squad” meeting. Snacks and pop served. For middle and high school students and adults. Register
Over 350 people gathered at the library this past Saturday to hear Eileen Stocco’s seventh grade science students from Thomas Middle School present projects inspired by the school's new garden. Topics presented included healthy cooking and eating, gardening tips, information about organic foods, recipe suggestions and more.