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Upcoming Events...

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 5:00 PM

All Branches

Help us decide what activities to provide for teens through the library this summer! Teen Advisory Board is fun, friendly, and full of new experiences. It provides opportunities to meet new people, virtually hang out with friends, all while helping the community. We'll email out a Zoom link to join us virtually on the day of the event. Contact Teen Librarian Tinna Mills at tmills@crdl.org if you have further questions. Volunteer time provided for participation.


Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:00 AM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Never stop looking up!

Pick up a Family Stargazing Kit at the VML loading dock on Wednesday, April 14 (on the loading dock, one per household, while supplies last). Each kit contains a flashlight with red cellophane, an evening sky star map and 5 moon pies. Catch sight of the Lyrid Meteor Show April 21-22 or the Aquarid Meteor Shower on May 5. Email a photo of your family's stargazing (or moon gazing) adventure to Andrea at agraham@crdl.org to be entered in a drawing to win a night sky planisphere.

http://skymaps.com/downloads.html 
https://experienceastronomy.com/flashlight/


Upcoming Meteor Showers
https://earthsky.org/?p=158735

 April 21-22: The Lyrid Meteor Shower

It's been a long time since the Quadrantids came and went back in early January. That was the last time we got a significant meteor shower. Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office tells Thrillist to expect 10-20 meteors per hour with the Lyrids this year.

Unfortunately, a first-quarter moon is going to cause some interference for anyone looking early in the night. Your best bet is to look for the Lyrids in the few hours before dawn on the morning of April 22.

May 5: Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower

The shower that generates from the debris of Halley's Comet could produce up to 40 meteors per hour in 2021. However, the meteors are faint. That means you really need to get to dark skies to see all of the visible meteors from the Eta Aquarids

"You've got a last-quarter moon. So, you want to start observing around 2 am and go to dawn," Cooke says. "The Eta Aquarids are very faint. They require a good dark sky. They're kind of an out in the boondocks country meteor shower."

 

The following tips can help maximize your shooting star viewing experience.

1.      Find a secluded viewing spot, away from the city lights. Once at the venue, your eyes may take 15 to 20 minutes to get used to the dark.

2.      Dress for the weather, and make sure you are comfortable, especially if you plan to stay out long. Bring a blanket or a comfortable chair with you-meteor watching can be a waiting game.

3.      Once you have found your viewing spot, lie down on the ground and look up in the direction of the radiant. Use our Interactive Meteor Shower Sky Map or the table above to find the current direction of the radiant in the sky.

 


Tuesday, April 20, 2021 5:00 PM

All Branches

Join us for a monthly book club led by middle school students for middle school students! This month we will be reading Restart by Gordon Korman. For grades 6-8. Space is limited, registration is required. We'll contact you as soon as your materials become available for curbside pickup and email out a Zoom link to join us virtually on the day of the event. Contact Teen Librarian Tinna Mills at tmills@crdl.org if you have further questions.


Wednesday, April 28, 2021 10:00 AM

CRDL - Veterans Memorial Library

Paint and decorate your own Family Electronics Box. Use this box during meals, game nights or any other time you'd like to put aside the distraction of phones and electronics.  Each kit will contain a one wooden box with paint, mod podge and a paint brush. Also included are example photos and quotes to inspire your family's creativity. Pick up your kit on the loading dock, one per household, while supplies last.


Monday, May 10, 2021 12:00 AM

All Branches

Are you ready to spice up your meals? Laura from GreenTree Cooperative Grocery will share a tasty recipe using a selected spice of the month. This event will be offered as a pre-recorded video on YouTube to view at your leisure. Register each month to receive a sample of the spice of the month. Spices can be picked up at Veterans Memorial Library using curbside service or at the VML Circulation Desk. While supplies last.


Tuesday, May 11, 2021 5:00 PM

All Branches

Join us for a conversation about books, reading and library activities! Teen Advisory Board is fun, friendly, and full of new experiences. It provides opportunities to meet new people, virtually hang out with friends, all while helping the community. We'll email out a Zoom link to join us virtually on the day of the event. Contact Teen Librarian Tinna Mills at tmills@crdl.org if you have further questions. Volunteer time provided for participation.


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