The Friends of the Goodnow Library Host "Astronomy for Everyone - Size and Scale of the Universe"
Come and join the Friends of the Goodnow Library for the next program in their Sunday Afternoons at Goodnow program series. The Friends will be hosting Kevin Manning, national and international award winning astronomer, who will present his program Astronomy for Everyone: Size and Scale of the Universe. The program will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 3 PM in the Community Meeting Room of the Goodnow Library, 21 Concord Road, Sudbury.This multi-media 1 ½ hour program explores the universe from the very small to the very large. It is an exciting family program suitable for ages 8-100+. Look at matter from subatomic particles to superclusters of galaxies and the entire universe. This is a virtual journey throughout the cosmos describing celestial objects and how they were formed as well as their relative sizes compared with each other. Truly exciting images and video segments serve to bring the point home.
Kevin Manning has worked as a consultant with NASA, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory launched on the space shuttle with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and other ground-based observatories. Kevin was both a Wright Fellow and an Einstein Fellow, and did some work with Brookhaven National Laboratory. Besides the numerous workshops he's presented over the years, Kevin has also presented at libraries, observatories, and science centers. Some noteworthy presentations include those made at Tufts University, State University of New York at Stony Brook, the National Science Teachers Association's National Convention, American Association for the Advancement of Science Breakfast with Scientists, and the National Parks Service. Kevin founded Look Up to the Stars with a mission to generate interest and foster scientific literacy nationwide through the delivery of awe-inspiring, educational and entertaining programs.
While Kevin's scientific background is stellar and his mind is definitely in the stars, he's also one of the most down to earth and accessible people you'll ever have the chance to meet. Kevin goes to great lengths to communicate his passion for the amazing world of outer space in terms that all ages can understand. Whether he's lecturing, consulting, teaching people how to build telescopes or helping to build observatories, one of his favorite things to do is to share his contagious enthusiasm and knowledge of Astronomy. HIs love for it clearly shows up in all he does.
This program is free and open to the public. For more information about the Friends of the Goodnow Library and its programs, please go to www.friendsofgoodnow.org.
Summer Book Sale - May 31 and June 1
The Friends of the Goodnow Library will hold their annual Summer Book Sale on Friday, May 31st, from 9-4 PM and on Saturday, June 1st, from 10-4 PM in the Community Meeting Room of the Goodnow Library.
Whether you are heading to the beach or the mountains, traveling at home or abroad, or enjoying a staycation, summer is the perfect time to relax with a good book. Catch up on all those books you wanted to read, but were too busy to enjoy because of all the demands of daily life. Help your children foster a love of reading. There is something for everyone.
Disconnect from electronics and recapture the joy of reading a book you can hold in your hand. The Friends of the Goodnow Library offer you a special opportunity to purchase great reading material for the whole family at bargain prices. The sale offers paperback fiction for adults as well as books for teens and children of all ages. In addition, there will also be DVD’s, audiobooks, and CD’s for sale.
Stock up on good books and support the Friends of the Goodnow Library. Proceeds from the sale help supplement the annual library budget voted by the town. The Friends fund most adult, teen and children’s programs, the library’s 19 passes for museums and other area attractions, the entry gardens, Book Pages, the movie license, teen study week, the copy machines, and special items like the Book Drop. To learn more about the Friends please visit www.friendsofgoodnow.org .
EVENTS WITH FRIENDS
In addition to sponsoring library programs (see the list at the bottom of this page for examples), the Friends run our own cultural, fundraising, and other events for community members.
Friends events include our Annual Book and Bake sale, our summer book sale, Cooking with Friends, Trivia Night, special Friends and Supporters events, and more.
Friends events enliven our community and raise funds for vital library programs. We invite you to join us!