Teens ages 12-18 join us in the community room for this drop in program. You will experience the conversion of potential energy to kinetic energy as craft sticks are strategically woven into a pattern known as a Cobra weave. As the potential energy increases, what will happen when the sticks are released? Can you start a chain reaction?
Join us in the community room for an informative pre-recorded webinar session on the cultivation of garlic. Garlic is a widely recognized ingredient in many recipes and is known to be easy to grow. It thrives when planted during the autumn season, so it is recommended to plan ahead for next year’s harvest. These recorded webinars are presented by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Horticultural Extension.
Join us in the community room for a watercolor painting session in which we will guide through the steps of creating a picturesque autumn birch scene. This program caters specifically to beginner painters, and we welcome all skill levels. All supplies provided for this free event.
We invite you to join us on the library lawn to witness a partial solar eclipse. As you observe the sun gradually darken, the moon will slowly pass between the Sun and Earth. In addition to experiencing this celestial event, you are also welcome to engage in self-led S.T.E.A.M. projects.
Because the Sun never goes dark, you will need special protective glasses or filters throughout the eclipse.
The library will provide solar viewing glasses free at the event.
Join us in the community room for a discussion of Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens. One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one-homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us?
Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the roles evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past development with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.
Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become.
Join us in the community room for this informative pre-recorded webinar session on the importance of understanding your soil. Soil is the foundation for a healthy and productive garden. We will learn about important soil characteristics, how to determine organic matter and fertilization needs to improve your garden soil and improve garden productivity.
These recorded webinars are presented by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Horticultural Extension.
Join us in on the patio of Oscar Grady Public Library while we enjoy learning how to make tasty non-alcoholic beverages, called “mocktails”. A mixologist from M J’s Bar and Grill will prepare free samples of the drinks and will share the recipes.
We will listen to a recorded broadcast of War of the Worlds while enjoying our beverages around a toasty gas fire table.
Join us in the community room for this informative pre-recorded webinar session on how to approach your garden and yard cleanup with a better understanding of strategies you can use to benefit your yard, keeping in mind plant diseases, insects, winter interest and wildlife food.