John Deere Women in STEM Career Day

Registration required. John Deere Women in STEM Career Day is a one day event for high school women to learn about careers that require creative problem solving, encourage forward thinking, make a difference in society and share the future of our world. The purpose of this program is to recruit more women in the STEM … Continued

Saving Your Digital Stuff: Badger Talk

If you are like many Wisconsinites, your family history is gradually moving from analog (photographs, letters, keepsakes) to digital (websites, social media accounts, files in the cloud). Join us at the Bekkum Memorial Library to learn how to ensure your family’s digital history doesn’t disappear in a cloud of pixels!

Color Hike

View the fall colors from atop Bald Bluff! The hike will be one mile long, with moderate hills. Bring hiking shoes. Meet at the Bald Bluff Nature Trail parking lot – Hwy H just south of Palmyra. Valid state park sticker required.

Universe in the Park

Universe in the Park is a popular outreach program of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department and is predicated on a very simple idea: the best environment in which to introduce the public to astronomy is outside under dark skies. This program begins with a 20-30 minute talk and slide presentation covering a broad view of astronomy … Continued

Wisconsin Book Festival: Wit’s End (James Geary)

Much more than a knack for snappy comebacks, wit is the quick, instinctive intelligence that allows us to think, say or do the right thing at the right time in the right place. In this whimsical book, James Geary explores every facet of wittiness, from its role in innovation to why puns are the highest … Continued

Coffee Shop Astrophysics: How Did We See a Black Hole?

You may have seen it in the news back in April of this year, when a team of scientists from around the world managed to take the first direct image of one of the universe’s most enigmatic objects – a black hole. This tremendous accomplishment required the combined strength of telescopes from all around the … Continued

Kids in the Rotunda Presents The Physics Experience

Physics is the study of how things move, how they push and pull on each other, and how they exchange energy. The Physics Experience is a fast-paced, engaging and educational physics program, filled with demonstrations that help people better understand the physics in the world around them while having fun! Mike Randall is the former … Continued

Mad Science Lab

Kids ages 5-10 are invited to channel their inner mad scientist and play in our lab at the Shell Lake Public Library. They can melt brains, create potions, awaken Frankenworms, make DNA and slime, watch the making of elephant toothpaste and more!

The Science of Photography

Play with light—explore the science of photography from the pinhole camera to the smartphone in your back pocket. Despite all the technological advances, the single most important element of photography remains constant—light. Applying old master techniques in a digital age will help you achieve the photos you want. In this session at the Eliza Porter … Continued

Video Game Addiction: Badger Talk with C. Shawn Green

National surveys indicate that over 95% of children today play video games of some type. At the Amery Public Library, C. Shawn Green will cover one common concern that many parents have – that video game play can become “addictive.” The discussion will include the definition and predictors of “Internet Gaming Disorder” (the clinical term … Continued

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