Calendar of Events

«March 2015»

Astronomy for Everyone: Size and Scale of the Universe

Mar 15, 2015  2:00 p.m.

Community Room

Astronomer Kevin Manning, a former consultant with NASA, has always been passionate about astronomy, and wants to share the excitement with you! Over 1 ½ hours, you’ll learn about the size and scale of the universe, the stars, and other celestial wonders using hands-on activities and assorted visuals.

How to Build Your Own Incredible Telescope

Mar 16, 2015  6:00 p.m.

Community Room

An introduction of telescope types, function, performance, and accessories will help participants choose a telescope wisely. Then, a detailed description of steps in constructing your own powerful telescope will be enhanced with clear illustrations and numerous photographs. Following the presentation, a model telescope just like the one you can build will be set up outdoors for viewing the Moon, the rings of Saturn and other beautiful objects in the night sky, weather permitting.

Hoosiers and Their Hooch

Mar 28, 2015  2:00 p.m.

Community Room

A native Hoosier, Jason S. Lantzer is an historian and author who looks at the intersection of religion, politics, and law in American culture. Dr. Lanzter will be discussing prohibition in Indiana, how we remember it, and why we opt to remember it the way we do. His first book Prohibition is Here to Stay (University of Notre Dame Press, 2009) was a biography of Indiana's dry leader, the Reverend Edward S. Shumaker.

2nd Annual Alpha Seed Library Registration and Seed Swap

Mar 28, 2015  10:00 a.m.

Community Room

Bring your extra seeds and/or plants to exchange with your community members. Please make note of any practical information about your seed/plant such as name/variety, how large they grow, color, how deep to plant, etc. Register to become an Alpha Seed Library Member and check out seeds at PCL! It's Free!

Robert F. Kennedy: 1968 Indiana Primary

Apr 4, 2015  1:00 p.m.

Community Room

April 4 will be the 47th anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy's famous speech in Indianapolis announcing the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ray E. Boomhower, senior editor of the Indiana Historical Society's quarterly popular history magazine, "Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History", will explore Kennedy's speech and how Kennedy came to the city, kicking off his campaign for the 1968 Indiana Democratic presidential primary.