We live in a microbial world. Microbes exist in every conceivable habitat, are our constant companions, and influence everything from our climate to our immune system to our food and drink. Weber State University Professor of Microbiology, Michele Culumber, is presenting “From DNA to Beer,” the start of a six-week exhibit outlining how microorganisms have been used to make modern medicine and industry possible. Learn how scientists harness the power of microbes to make medicine and vaccines, as well as tasty drinks!
In 1848, the British East India Company sent botanist Robert Fortune into the forbidden interior of China to discover the closely guarded secrets of tea manufacturing. Fortune disguises himself in Mandarin robes, contends with pirates, prejudice, and his own untrustworthy men as he pursues the secret of China’s tea industry for the British Empire. Books will be available at the reference desk.
For ages 0-18. Read a book about the Japanese-American internment, fill out a short questionnaire about the book, and you will be entered into our raffle for a prize. Submit your questionnaire between September 19 and 24 in order to be eligible. Need book recommendations? Ask a staff member or use our suggested reading list for help!
Put down your phones and tablets and see if you have what it takes to find Pokemon in our version of Pokemon Go! Receive a log to keep track of the rare Pokemon characters you find and where in the Library you find them in this week-long hunt. Prizes will be awarded. For all ages.
Celebrate this beloved children's author and his storytelling legacy with a film and some crafty fun! Learn about Dahl and his books, then make a Dream Jar inspired by the book, The BFG while watching the film, James and the Giant Peach (PG). For all ages.
Inventor Flint Lockwood creates a machine that causes different types of food to rain down on his hometown of Swallow Falls. At first, the town prospers, until the food begins to mutate into bigger and bigger portions, which threatens the safety of the townspeople. Flint must use his ingenuity and a few of his other inventions to help him restore order.
A young boy gets trapped inside a board game for twenty-six years and is only released when new players join the game. They must finish the game despite the chaos and danger that erupts from each roll of the dice.
At Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention camp, the inmates are required to dig holes in the dried-up lake bed day after day. The activity is supposed to build character, but after finding a mysterious tube of lipstick, the inmates start to wonder what they are really digging for.
In the kingdom of Dor, soup has been banned due to an unfortunate incident, leaving the kingdom sad and in dire straits. Brave mouse Despereaux befriends the princess and helps her restore the kingdom’s traditions, bringing joy back to the realm.
Forensic pathologist Bennet Omalu discovers severe brain damage during the autopsy of a former NFL football player. His efforts to publish his findings and warn the NFL of the dangers of repeated blows to the head fall on deaf ears and he is persecuted for his statements. But after the suicide of a member of the NFL Players Association, his research is given another chance.