Library Life: July 2014
This episode of Library Life includes:
- Excerpts from Antique Appraisals with Karl Gates as he presents the history and trends of the antique world.
- An interview with Estelle Glaser Laughlin; Holocaust survivor, author and educator, about the June 10 program Transcending Darkness: A Girl’s Journey Out of the Holocaust, where she tells the harrowing tale of her own liberation from the Nazis.
- Mad Scientists Club: a STEM focused program where children in grades 3-5 created their own apparatus which would safely house an egg as it was dropped from a great height.
- Staff Best Book Recommendation: The Martian by Andy Wier. Other pieces featuring stories survival include: Remnant Population, by Elizabeth Moon; Adrift, by Steven Callahan; and the films 127 Hours, Forbidden Planet, and The Quiet Earth.
- Youth Book Recommendations include the list of Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award 2015 nominees: Almost Home, by Joan Bauer; Unstoppable, by Tim Green; The Clockwork Three, by Matthew J. Kirby; Ungifted, by Gordon Kerman; The Five Lives of our Cat Zook, by Joanne Rocklin; and Best Book Pick, Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading by Tommy Greenwald.
- Highlights of a visit from the River Trails Nature Center to the South Branch:an interactive presentation about animals found in our neighborhood and backyard with hands-on activities and role playing fun.
- Patron Interview: What local animals do you enjoy watching in the wild and why?