(March 7, 2012) Get outside this month and look up; there are five visible planets in the early night sky. In observance of the Civil War sesquicentennial, The Atlantic Magazine has published a special collection of articles and stories about the war from the archives of its own 150 year history. With the warm weather lately, it's time to think about cleaning up the garden and getting ready for spring.
(February 29, 2012) A short and entertaining video explains what a leap year is. March is National Craft Month, so make something with help from the endlessly inventive folks at Instructables or Craft Magazine. Alcoa's 50,000 ton press is back in operation in Cleveland. Read more about the Heavy Press Program and the construction of these giant machines.
(February 21, 2012) This coming Tuesday, 02/28, the library will open at noon rather than 10:00 am so that library staff may attend some training at the library as one group.
(February 21, 2012) Fifty years ago this week, Ohio's own John Glenn became the first man to orbit the earth. See NASA's documentary about Glenn and the mission; then visit the Project Mercury website to learn about all the original seven astronauts. Forty years ago this week, President Nixon visited China; C-SPAN has the official video documentary of that historic trip. Celebrate President's day with virtual visits to Mt. Vernon and the Lincoln home in Springfield.