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A giant star is acting strange, and astronomers are buzzing

National Geographic

THE CONSTELLATION ORION is one of the most recognizable patterns in the night sky, visible around the world. But if you’ve looked at Orion recently and thought something seemed off, you’re not wrong: The giant red star Betelgeuse, which marks the hunter’s right shoulder, is the dimmest it’s been in almost a century.

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Extinction: A million species at risk, so what is saved?

BBC News

A decade-long project to save one of the world's most endangered birds has finally found success, with the birth of two chicks. But with an estimated one million species at risk across the world and nothing like the money and resources to save them all, how do conservationists choose the few they can save?

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Science on the Shelves

Books Available at the Library
Adult

The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change

Robert Henson

Start a web search for “climate change” and the first three suggestions are “facts,” “news,” and “hoax.” This guide is rooted in the first, up to date on the second, and anything but the last. Produced by one of the most venerable atmospheric science organizations, it is a must-read for anyone looking for the full story on climate change.

Kids

A ray of light: a book of science and wonder 

Walter Wick

Walter Wick's mesmerizing photographs paired with simple yet fascinating text and scientific observations help readers understand the secrets and complexity of light. Learn what light is made of and how it fits alongside everything else in the world. 

Young Adult

Shark Quest

Karen Romano Young

Readers will learn all about sharks and the human relationship with sharks, including how researchers study sharks at sea and how students can get involved in learning more about sharks and helping to protect these incredible creatures.

 

MARCH STEM EVENTS

CANCELLED - MAKERSPACE

March 17

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Robots, circuitry, and invention kits?!? Sign up for some one on one time with our STEM equipment. Available hours change monthly and registration is required. Please visit our website for policies, product descriptions, and costs.

CANCELLED - MAKERSPACE

March 24

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Robots, circuitry, and invention kits?!? Sign up for some one on one time with our STEM equipment. Available hours change monthly and registration is required. Please visit our website for policies, product descriptions, and costs.

CANCELLED - NJ MAKERS DAY

March 21

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join us for our annual celebration of New Jersey makers! This year's activities include how to make slime and LED bracelets. Plus, soldering a working clock for your desk and creating a 3D drawing! While you're here, give our new virtual reality headset a test drive and learn more about how 3D printing works. The Franklin Institute is providing an electricity demonstration for us! Make sure to stop by their table for an electrifying lesson! There is no need to register but space and supplies are limited.

HANDS-ON WITH VIRTUAL REALITY

March 11

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sign up to use our HTC Vive virtual reality headset.

CANCELLED HANDS-ON WITH VIRTUAL REALITY

March 18

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sign up to use our HTC Vive virtual reality headset.

 
 

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