Getting people interested in science can be a challenge, but “Explore Earth: Our Changing Planet” strives to make it fun with a focus on local earth science topics — such as weather, the water cycle and ecosystem changes — as well as a global view of our changing planet.
The interactive exhibit will be enhanced by several programs designed to showcase STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering, and math – for visitors of all ages.
As always, Library programs are free and open to the public.
MINING IN IDAHO with TOM BLANCHARD
Thu, Aug 25 - 6:30 PM
Tom, a former CSI professor, will be here to talk about the impact of the political and environmental decisions made during the early mining period in Idaho. Sponsored in part by the Idaho Humanities Council Speakers Bureau.
AUG 24 – OCT 9
Get inspired by nature and show off your creativity! Write a poem about your observations of our earth, submit it before October 9, and you might win a prize. All ages.
KIDS CLUB MOVIE: WALL-E
Wed, Aug 31 – 4:00 PM
Lonely robot WALL-E falls in love and goes on an adventure that will change his life, life on Earth, and humanity.
TFPL BOOK CLUB
Tue, Sep 13 - 5:30 PM
Join us for a lively discussion of John McPhee’s look at our Great Basin region in Basin and Range.
TEEN ACTIVITY: SUCCULENTS
Thu, Sep 15 – 4:00 PM
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how grow succulents (and learn more about gardening), drop in!
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: DISNEY EARTH
Thu, Sep 22 - 6:00 PM
Bring the whole clan in for the epic adventure of three animal families and their journey across the planet. Plus, we’ll have some great take-home activities and booklists!
SUPER SCIENCE SATURDAY
Sat, Sep 24 - 10 AM–1 PM
We’ll be at City Park with a bunch of cool science demonstrations, crafts, stories, and more – like snakes from the Herrett Center – for the whole family to enjoy!
KIDS CLUB: SCIENCE SQUAD
Wed, Sep 28 – 4:00 PM
How’s the weather? Our experiments today will focus on how weather and climate play a part in our everyday lives. (For kids grades 1-5.)
Sat, Oct 8 – All Day!
Pick up a Nature Kit at the Reference Desk – we’ll have one for every age group – then go explore! And, while you’re investigating, we hope you’ll be inspired to write a poem for the Poetry Contest!
CONQUERING THE SNAKE with ANDREW VAWSER
Thu, Oct 13 – 6:30 PM
Andrew will join us to share his new film documenting the impact of the Carey Act – which brought irrigation and increased settlement - and created the “Magic Valley.”
KIDS CLUB: CRAFT DAY
Wed, Oct 19 – 4:00 PM
Come in, learn about rocks, choose a favorite, and make it a pet! (For kids grades 1-5.)
LET’S TALK ABOUT IT
Wed, Oct 19 - 6:30 PM
As part of our LTAI series, we’re reading and discussing Pulitzer Prize winners. Join us tonight for Annie Dillard’s nature classic, The Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.
GEOLOGY UNDERFOOT IN SOUTHERN IDAHO with SHAWN WILLSEY
Thu, Oct 20 – 6:30 PM
Shawn, geology professor at CSI, will be presenting a unique look at the amazing geology of Southern Idaho, sharing his favorite sites, and showing us how to look at our environment with new eyes.
Explore Earth: Our Changing Planet was organized by Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning, the American Library Association Public Programs Office, the Lunar and Planetary Institute and the Afterschool Alliance. This project was made possible through the support of a grant from the National Science Foundation.
The Twin Falls Public Library is looking to fill two upcoming Trustee positions.
The Twin Falls Public Library is seeking nominees to fill the seat vacated by the resignation of Board Member Margaret Peck. The City Council will appoint a new Trustee to complete this term of office through December 2017.
The Library is also seeking nominees to fill the seat vacated by current Board Member Benjamin Cluff when his term expires in December. The City Council will appoint a new trustee to serve a term of office from January 1, 2017 to December 2021.
The purpose of the five member Board is to establish policies and rules of use for the governance of the Library. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, at 4:30 p.m. at the Library. Current Board Members include Benjamin Cluff, Chris Vaage, Kyle Tarbet and John Van Engelen.
Interested applicants who reside within the Twin Falls City limits should submit a letter stating their reasons for wanting to be on the Library Board and their qualifications. Letters of application should be delivered or sent to Twin Falls Public Library, 201 4 th Avenue East, Twin Falls, ID 83301 by August 26, 2016. For more information, please contact Tara Bartley, Library Director at 733-2964, ext. 401.
Ever wanted to learn to play a musical instrument at home without paying for tutorials? The library now has a new database called ArtistWorks! It is an online database of music and art lessons for vocals, scratching, drawing, and instruments including guitar, harmonica, piano, and more. All you need is a library card!