Upcoming Events

Monday, May 15, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30am

Monday, May 15, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

  • 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
    Contact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3

    Geobiologist Hope Jahren has spent her life studying trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Lab Girl is her revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also a celebration of the lifelong curiosity, humility, and passion that drive every scientist. In these pages, Hope takes us back to her Minnesota childhood, where she spent hours in unfettered play in her father’s college laboratory. She tells us how she found a sanctuary in science, learning to perform lab work “with both the heart and the hands.” She introduces us to Bill, her brilliant, eccentric lab manager. And she extends the mantle of scientist to each one of her readers, inviting us to join her in observing and protecting our environment. Warm, luminous, compulsively readable, Lab Girl vividly demonstrates the mountains that we can move when love and work come together.

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography; A New York Times Notable Book; Winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Film Prize for Excellence in Science Books; Finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award; One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post, TIME.com, NPR, Slate, Entertainment Weekly, NewsdayMinneapolis Star Tribune, Kirkus Reviews

    New members always welcome; books are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location:
    AWPL Board Room
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Monday, May 15, 2017 -
11:00am to 12:00pm

  • 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Contact: Children's Dept. at 986-1047, ext. 4 or warkids@rcls.org

    Cooking Together - Adult and preschooler will hear stories, sing songs and prepare some food to share together.  Ages 3-5 with adult (no siblings, please).  Register beginning March 18 online or at the Children's Desk.

    Location:
    Activity Room, Storytime Room, Off Site – see program details
    Age Group:
    Children
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Monday, May 15, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30am

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

  • 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
    Contact: The Help Desk at 986-1047, ext. 3

    In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492.
     
    Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wilderness; rather, there were huge numbers of Indians who actively molded and influenced the land around them. The astonishing Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan had running water and immaculately clean streets, and was larger than any contemporary European city. Mexican cultures created corn in a specialized breeding process that it has been called man’s first feat of genetic engineering. Indeed, Indians were not living lightly on the land but were landscaping and manipulating their world in ways that we are only now beginning to understand. Challenging and surprising, this a transformative new look at a rich and fascinating world we only thought we knew.

    Location:
    AWPL Board Room
    Age Group:
    Adult
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

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