March 7 Monday, Winifred Conkling will visit. Her new book is Radioactive! : How Irène Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World.
We have this book in our Freading collection of e-books that can be downloaded. If you have used Overdrive at other libraries you probably already have the apps and experience. If you haven't, read the directions. You only need to do the set-up once. Need help? One of our staff next door at the computer center can assist.
Politics and Prose will be be selling print copies of the book if you want one signed, but purchase is absolutely optional. Everyone is welcome to attend.
BTW: Lise Meitner was memorialized in element 109.
Number 96 commemorates the parents of Irène Joliot-Curie. Irène, following in their footsteps, won a 1935 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
We meant to put this up yesterday which was National Periodic Table Day. Did you know the table got four new elements in January? Don't forget our special program on Lise Meitner (number 109) and Irène Curie (daughter of number 96) in March.
Have fun with:
A lovely, photographic, interactive table
A simple and fast interactive periodic table
A really serious interactive one where you can even locate electrode potentials
Now look at:
Elements by relative abundance
The table in spiral form
Who was John Newlands?
What did Mendeleev do that was so brilliant? (video)
A periodic table made by printmakers
European animation (yes, zed)
This week in our study of the civil rights movements, topics include the principles and strategies of non-violence, the media's role, and use of the methods today.
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