Outer Space Events at the Library
By Kendra Mullison
North Lake County Public Library will be bringing a touch of outer space to Polson in July with two separate events:
1) On July 13, we will be taking the kiddos and their caregivers to the moon and back as we talk human spaceflight, planetary science, and citizen science during our Thursday morning program (10 a.m.). We will have a green screen, cardboard rocketship, and a variety of other props, tools, and activities on display.
2) Adults will have their moment, too! On July 17, the club president of the Big Sky Astronomy Club will be visiting Polson to give a presentation on developments in astronomy, astrophysics, and citizen science. There will be plenty of interactables to follow. This event will prepare attendees for the upcoming total solar eclipse in August!
These programs are made possible by funding and resources provided through the library’s NASA@MyLibrary grant, and through ongoing partnerships with the American Library Association, the Space Science Institute, StarNet, and a number of other organizations.
And don’t forget about Eclipse Day! It arrives on August 21, and we’ll be greeting these once-in-a-lifetime solar phenomena in style with a massive block party at the library. We have a limited number of eclipse viewing glasses to distribute on this day only, so make sure to come early!
For more information about these or any of our summer events, please visit us online at www.northlakecountylibrary.org, find us on Facebook, or call the library at (406)883-8225.