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What’s your eclipse story?….Here’s one of ours!

My husband is a huge astronomy buff. He has let the kids stay up to until the wee hours of the morning to watch meteor showers, driven us miles to get the best view of a red moon, and has located stars for each of us that share our birthdays. So, needless to say this year’s eclipse is kind of a big deal for him and he has been planning for a decade!

When our daughter was ten years old, my husband asked her to sign a contract that said, wherever she was on August 21st, 2017, she would be with her family to watch the eclipse. He had to get it in writing because he knew that on that date she would be almost twenty years old and probably away somewhere for college. Being ten at the time, she willingly signed. Well, we of course are holding her and all her brothers to their promise and on Monday we will chase down this once in a life time event as a family!

Happy viewing! -Renee, Library Associate

Want to share your Solar Eclipse 2017 experiences? Head over to NASA’s Flickr Photo Gallery, where you can add your pictures and artwork and enjoy those shared by others!

So You Say You’re Not a Scientist?

Science Books for Non-Scientists
“We are part of this universe; we are in this universe.”
Neil DeGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and author of Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandries.

Science books for the non-scientists among us help us experience the wonder of life through fascination, entertainment, and humor. A big thanks to Kerry McHugh at Shelf Awareness for her thoughts and book selections on this important subject!

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Publisher’s Weekly picks for Fall/Winter 2015

Check out Publisher’s Weekly Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2015, a very useful preview of coming attractions for Fall and Winter 2015. The list is sweeping, offering picks in the following genres:  fiction, mystery/thriller/crime, sci-fi/fantasy/horror, romance/erotica, comic and graphic novels, memoirs, literary criticism/biography, science, religion, history, politics and music.