Thursday, October 01, 2015
Books with Bite
Halloween is the time for books with teeth - try one of these scary tales for teens today.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Mad Science appears at all libraries!
One of our most popular performers brings crazy chemistry and mind-bending physics to all library locations.
Mad Science presents "Up, Up & Away" on Friday, September 18. See them at the Warmack Library at 3:30 pm, or the Main Library at 5 pm. These programs are made possible by the Friends of the Library.
On Tuesday, September 22, see Mad Science and "Spin, Boom Pop! at the Shotwell Library at 6:30 pm.
The Main Library is at 901 Conover Dr.
The Warmack Library is at 760 Bardin Rd.
The Shotwell Library is inside the Shotwell Life Center, at 2750 Graham St.
For more information, call 972-237-5700.
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Library checks out serenity & enlightenment; No return date
Join us at the Warmack Library on Sunday, August 9 from 3 to 4 pm for a lesson on transcendental meditation. The free class will be led by by members of the Isha Foundation USA. Gain a sense of wellbeing, calm and tranquility by using ancient methods. Learn to handle stress and focus effectively, as well.
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Can't wait for a return? Buy It Now!
Can't wait for someone to bring back the book you're dying to read? Look for the "Buy It Now" when you search. Shopping for anything else at Amazon? Click the link above, and the Library will receive a part of your proceeds.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
You can't put it off forever - but we've made it easier to find your GPISD assigned school reading at the Main Library. Look for the shelf behind the Information Desk - we've gathered most of the books there. Some may be available as eBooks.
Monday, July 13, 2015
Mars, The Read Planet
Our nearest solar neighbor, Mars, has long been the subject of exploration and research. From the very beginning humanities’ interest in space has been about making a voyage into the unknown, to satisfy our curiosity, to take advantage of scientific opportunity, and to display our spirit of exploration. Why else would our robotic explorers have such adventurous names if not to reflect our own nature among the stars? These books seek to highlight our progress and achievement as research on the Red Planet continues and to look at our ongoing journey into space. From Mars to the Jovian Moons, Jupiter, and beyond our very own solar system!
In its eerie likeness to Earth, Mars has long captured our imaginations-both as a destination for humankind and as a possible home to extraterrestrial life. It is our twenty-first century New World; its explorers robots, shipped 350 million miles from Earth to uncover the distant planet’s secrets”. This book explores the robotic space exploration of the Mars rover Curiosity as well as the incredible journey it took to get there.
This book tells the stories of eleven space exploration voyages. Beginning with missions to Mars and moving beyond it shows, with vivid illustrations, the progress we have made scientifically with unmanned space exploration.
Science Fiction meets reality as the rover curiosity braves the harsh conditions of Mars on its indefinite mission “to determine the planet's "habitability” (NASA. Web). Mars up close offers a detailed insider look at the journey and technology of the curiosity mission, as well as the trial and tribulations it took to reach a planet thirty-five million miles away from home.