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We are looking to hire a Page to job share Saturdays with the Library Director. If interested please apply by September 9.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Thank you to all who participated.
Teen - Brian Tanner
Adult - Amber Case
Special 4 Week Space Program
Last Program Tuesday night!
Four part presentation of the major ideas in modern cosmology and astronomy. Participants will come away with an understanding of the causes and effects of some of the more interesting physical phenomena in our universe. No math background is required. References will be provided for further study.
August 2, 2016
Part I: The Big Bang, The Solar System, and the Exoplanets
August 9, 2016
Part II: Where Do Stars Come From? Stellar Evolution from Nebula to Red Giant
August 16, 2016
Part III: The Death of Stars: White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, Black Holes, Nova & Supernovae The mysterious Quasar
August 23, 2016
Part IV: The Fate of the Universe, The Women of Astronomy, and The Poetry of the Cosmos
Mike Lawrence received his doctorate in Physics Education from Rutgers University. He spent 15 years as the co-director of the Rutgers Astrophysics Institute, an NSF and NASA funded program. Mike’s research has been published in journals such as The Journal of Research in Science Teaching and Physics Education. He is the 2013 winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (PAEMST), the nation’s highest honor for K-12 math and science teachers; and the winner of the 2013 M.I.T. Inspirational Teacher award. Mike taught physics for 40 years at West Orange High School in NJ. He retired in 2014.
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Did you know..
The Rensselaerville Library has fishing poles? You can borrow them with your Library Card. June 25 and 26 is Free fishing weekend. You don't need a fishing permit that weekend.
Thank you NYS Department of Environmental Conservation for providing the fishing poles. Thank you Rensselaerville Rod and Gun Club for helping to maintain the poles.
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