Hunt the eggs, get the candy and have loads of fun during the EPL Easter Egg Hunt.
Beginning at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, children will be able to hunt for eggs on the first floor of the library, make a craft and hear stories. There may even be an appearance by the Easter bunny.
Every child is guaranteed a bag of candy and will be able to win other prizes based on the eggs they find.
A live bunny will be available for petting as well.
Come out for a late celebration. Please register so that everyone can get candy. We cannot guarantee candy for those that do not register.
A. ROLL AND INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS
B. CONSENT AGENDA
1. Adopt Agenda
2. Minutes of the Last Meeting
3. Business Manager’s Report and Finances
a. Financial Reports – February 2018
b. Claims-to-be-paid – February/March 2018
c. Projected Summary of Cash – March/April
d. Cash Flow & Investment Recommendation – March through May
4. Personnel Changes Report
C. PRESIDENT’S BUSINESS
1. Director Evaluation
D. DIRECTOR’S REPORT
1. Informational Items
2. Department Report – Donna Mitschelen, Osolo Branch Supervisor
E. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
F. NEW BUSINESS
1. Job Description revision: Branch YPS Librarian
2. Addition to “Organization-Wide Expectations” on all job descriptions
G. Questions and Information from Board, Staff, and Guests
NEXT SCHEDULED BOARD MEETING: April 17, 2018 at 5:30 pm at the Main Library.
That’s the aim of Girls in STEM, a special evening of activities and a speaker panel with local women with careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
At 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 19, at the downtown library, a panel of three women in STEM fields will discuss their careers and what it took to get there. Activities that focus on science and technology will be available and refreshments will be served.
Door prizes, including a NASA LEGO set and copies of the young reader’s edition of Hidden Figures, will be given away as well.
The panelists will be Alynn Eggert, math and engineering teacher at St. Joseph High School; Cheryl Ann Miller, applications engineer at Shield Restraint Systems; Amanda Reynolds, programmer/analyst with Martin’s Super Markets; and Monika Felten, director of research and development at Serim Research Corp.
According to children’s librarian Allison McLean, the program comes from EPL’s NASA at My Library grant, which confirms the library’s commitment to education in the STEM area.
EPL was one of just 75 libraries nationwide selected for NASA at My Library.
Girls in STEM is one program focused on getting more women involved in the historically male-dominated fields of STEM.
“They want us to try and reach girls and women, which are underrepresented groups in NASA and other science careers,” McLean said.
“Giving girls role models and examples of women working in the field today will help them envision a future for themselves in the sciences as well.”
The program will start with STEM activities for students, refreshments and a time to mingle before the panel begins. After about 20 minutes of discussion the audience will be able to ask questions to the panelists.
Although there is a focus on young women, McLean said all families are welcome, but giving girls that are interested in the sciences role models is the aim of the program.
Physicist and renowned scientist Stephen Hawking passed away today in England.
A giant in the world of science, Hawking is famous for his work in the area of black holes as well as space, time and the unifying theory.
He also crossed over from being a scientist working in hard-to-fathom concepts for many common folks to a household name, partly thanks to his 1988 book “A Brief History of Time.”
That book, written for people with no background or understanding of larger physics concepts, brought fame for Hawking and entered him into the general pop culture arena.
Appearances on TV shows and references to him in movies and songs became common.
So here are some of Hawking’s best appearances in pop culture that are available here at EPL.
“The Simpsons” – It’s been said that a celebrity isn’t really famous until they get a guest spot on the longest-running animated show of all time. Hawking appeared in Springfield four times, the first being back during season 10 in 1999 in the episode “They Saved Lisa’s Brain.”
“The Big Bang Theory” – The hit show featuring a group of physicists is a natural fit for the most famous in the field. Hawking appeared on the show seven times, first in season five.
“Star Trek: The Next Generation” – Hawking appeared in deep space with the starship Enterprise crew in the episode “Descent” in season six.
“Futurama” – Naturally, Hawking would live on well into the future on the show Futurama, where he voiced his own head, which had been preserved. He appeared in episodes on season two and again on season six.
The Wellfield Gardens Lil’ Sprouts program, continues for the winter months inside the warm and cozy EPL.
From November to March the environmentally focused education program for preschool aged children will be held at the downtown branch, according to Jodie Papandrea, manager of volunteer and guest services for Wellfield.
“We’re so grateful for the library to partner with us, otherwise we couldn’t hold it through the winter months,” she said.
The last library hosted program will be Tuesday, March 20 at 10 a.m.
Papandrea said the hour-long program uses stories, music and activities to teach children about the environment.
“We usually have a story, a craft or activity, hands on learning and a couple different activities,” she said.
The date for the Lil’ Sprouts program that will be held at the library is:
It will return to the Wellfield Gardens beginning in April.
Preregistration for the program is requested so that enough materials can be provided she said. Registration is available on the Wellfield’s website or by calling the gardens at 574-266-2006.