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Star Stuff: The Story of Carl Sagan

by Stephanie Roth Sisson

Star Stuff follows Carl from his days star gazing from the bedroom window of his Brooklyn apartment, through his love of speculative science fiction novels, to his work as an internationally renowned scientist who worked on the Voyager missions exploring the farthest reaches of space.



January 26, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment


Happy 150th Birthday!


November 9, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Mad As A Hatter


September 9, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Summer Birds

Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian
By Margarita Engle
Illustrated by Julie Paschkis

In the Middle Ages, people believed that insects were evil, born from mud in a process called spontaneous generation. Maria Merian was only a child, but she disagreed. She watched carefully as caterpillars spun themselves cocoons, which opened to reveal summer birds, or butterflies and moths. Maria studied the whole life cycle of the summer birds, and documented what she learned in vibrant paintings.

This is the story of one young girl who took the time to observe and learn, and in so doing disproved a theory that went all the way back to ancient Greece.

Maria Merian’s Butterflies: The Illustrated Story of How a 17th-Century Woman Forever Changed the Course of Science Through Art


May 21, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment



December 28, 2016 at 5:25 am Leave a comment

Rutgers Faraday Christmas Children’s Lecture


December 17, 2016 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

National Audubon Society: Christmas Bird Count

Join the Christmas Bird Count

Audubon’s 117th Christmas Bird Count will take place this fall between the inclusive dates of Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 through Thursday, January 5th, 2017.


December 14, 2016 at 5:25 am Leave a comment

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