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Book Hunters #107: Readable Science

A very well-adjusted and successful highschooler recently told me, "Smart is the new dumb," which doesn't make much sense in any context but high school. It seems that a generation of young people have come to the revolutionary notion that intelligence is a good thing. I don't know about you, but when I was in high school, it wasn't cool to get good grades. It wasn't cool to learn for the sake of learning. Consequently, I knew a lot of really smart people who pretended that the only thing they had on their mind was their hair. Thankfully things have changed for the better which is probably at least partially responsible for the fact that some of the best writing being done today is science writing.

STEAM Camp/Family Night!

 

Can you invent your own color? Join us tonight and find out at STEAM Camp when we'll explore other science concepts too such as bridge building, floating boats, and making your own hoop glider! These activities are part of a parent/child workshop series, so please feel free to bring the whole familly...Recommended for ages 6-12 years. Public Meeting Room. For more information or groups please call North Channel Branch at (281) 457-1631.

Vital Imagery Ltd. 2015

What Would Happen If.....

What if? by Randall MunroeThe question crosses your mind when you look up into the night sky... "I wonder what would happen if the moon went away."  The next day at the gym... "What if all these people on exercise bikes were hooked up to turbines to produce energy.  Would it be enough to run my coffeepot?"  Oh come on - you haven't thought these things before??  For those of you who have, check out Randall Munroe's What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions.  

STEAM Camp

Do you know how to make snow inside? Learn how at our first STEAM Camp Session, Monday, January 26 at 6pm, where we will conduct an experiment and play with our results!  Each month this Spring we'll meet and explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math-in that order. Free tickets are available one week before the program, which is recommended for ages 6 and up. Location: Public Meeting Room. 

2015 Vital Imagery Ltd.

Mad Science Mondays at Aldine

Did you know that the Aldine Library has Mad Science Mondays during the summer? Every Monday night at 7 PM- in place of the Pajama Storytime- Angela Banks of 3G Youth Empowering Program presents a hands-on science activity for children. Check our online calendar for details. Don't miss out on the fun!

Teens & Tweens: Sign Up for Out of This World Fun With NASA Live!

Calling all Teens and Tweens! Sign up today for NASA Live! Join us on Wednesday, June 25th at 3pm to learn about life on the International Space Station presented by NASA. Registration is suggested since, unlike the universe, space is limited. 

Kinetic Sand

Stop by the Reference Desk this summer and celebrate science by sticking your hands in kinetic sand.  Don't know what it is?  Click here.  

NASA's International Space Station Exhibit Orbits Around HCPL

ISS over earthWhat weighs one million pounds, is the size of a football field, zips along at a mind boggling 17,500 miles per hour about 330 miles above our heads and took the cooperative effort of fifteen nations to build?

Brushing Up on Science

Do you ever feel like high school was a long time ago?  I know I’ve forgotten so much about basic science since then, and all fields have expanded immensely.  I ran across A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson and was amazed at how much information he packs into such an entertaining read.  I particularly recommend the audiobook of the title, which the author narrated himself.  I just bought another copy for Father’s Day!

 

 

 

 

 

Eureka!: Science & Discovery Book Club

science imageJoin our new Eureka!: Science & Discovery Book Club. This new STEM focused book club will explore the history, marvels, and emerging trends of science, technology, engineering, math, medicine and more.

Our first meeting is Tuesday, September 24, from 1:30-2:30pm, in LRNC 131. We will be discussing Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach.
"Despite the irreverent, macabre title, this is a respectful and serious examination of what happens to cadavers, past and present. Salon columnist Roach explains how surgeons and doctors use cadavers donated for research purposes to help the living, and also examines potential new variations on how we bury the dead." - Library Journal review excerpt

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