February 23, 2016

The Golden(Au) Age of Physics

Lise MeitnerMarch 7 Monday, Winifred Conkling will visit. Her new book is Radioactive! : How Irčne Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World.



Book Report

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 Irčne Joliot-Curie. Irčne, following in their footsteps, won a 1935 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Posted by library at 04:54 PM

February 08, 2016

113, 115, 117 and 118

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 Irčne Curie (daughter of number 96) in March.


periodic tableHave 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)
Japanese version
A periodic table made by printmakers
Cake decoration
European animation (yes, zed)


periodic table

Posted by library at 07:03 PM

Accepting the Consequences

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.

If you are interested in this joining us, please sign up here.

If you are interested in hearing about our future shared MOOCs, please contact Patti Mallin at the library.

Civil Rights Marches

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