The Voyager Golden Records and Other Time Capsules

What sounds, music, and images would you like to preserve for thousands of years and be shot into space to perhaps inform extra-terrestrials of earth’s inhabitants? This was a question scientist Carl Sagan answered in 1977. With the help of NASA, a team of scientist sent up twin space probes Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 in the year of 1977 to explore deep space. Voyager 1 is still operational and can receive and send signals back to Earth.

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Flower Moon May

 

Get ready for some night time action this month!  May has two lunar occurances happening at about the same time.  A full moon will happen in the middle of the month.  A lunar eclipse will also take place at the same time.

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Did You Know Spring 2022 Edition

The Freeman/Lozier Library is always changing to keep up with the latest trends and services to offer you our best.  Our More Than Books newsletter has a “Did You Know” section that keeps you informed about the changes that have taken place in the library.  Here is the latest news from that newsletter:

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1st Appearance: Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange

Real Name/Alias: Stephen Vincent Strange, Master of the Mystic Arts, Sorcerer Supreme

1st Appearance: Strange Tales #110, July, 1963

Place of Origin: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Profession: Medical Doctor, Surgeon, Sorcerer

Affiliations: Avengers, Defenders, Illuminati, Midnight Sons

Partnerships: Clea, Wong, Ancient One

Created by: Stan Lee and Steve Ditko

Abilities:

  • Mastery of magic
  • Utilizes mystical artifacts, such as the Cloak of Levitation and the Eye of Agamottto
  • Genius level intellect
  • Skilled martial artist
  • Gifted physician and surgeon

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Be Kind to Animals Month

Each year, humane organizations across the country recognize the important role that animals play in our lives.  The month of May has been designated as “Be Kind to Animals Month” which is aimed at raising awareness of animal welfare issues and celebrating the unique human-pet bond.

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Toward a More Perfect Union

Every year on May 1st “Law Day” is celebrated for the role law plays in our society and to cultivate a deeper understanding of the legal profession.  It asks Americans to focus on every American’s rights as laid out in the fundamental documents of American democracy—the Declaration of Independence and the federal Constitution.  The theme for 2022 is “Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change.”  Topics to consider that may be addressed on this day include constitutional change in the United States, social movements that lead to change, and shifts in U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence.

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Staff Recommendation “Children of Blood and Bone”

What we recommend: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

What it’s about:  Orïsha is inhabited by two distinct people: Diviners, who have the capability to become magical Maji and are marked by white hair, and non-magical Kosidán. Eleven years prior to the events of the book, the king ordered the slaying of all Maji, the destruction of all Diviner artifacts, and the subjugation of all Diviners to Kosidán rule.  Continue reading