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A Virtual Conversation with Dr. Mae Jemison

Celebration of African American Life & History: Dr. Mae Jemison PBS Books, in partnership with ASALH, will host a virtual conversation with trailblazer Dr. Mae Jemison on Wednesday, February 3 at 5pm ET | 2pm PT on Facebook Live, Youtube (PBS Books and ASALH), and on its website. During the interview, Dr. Mae will discuss her newly re-released memoir “Finding Where the Wind Goes.”  You’ll hear about her various and […]

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Send a Postcard to Space!

Here is the link! More info? Club for the Future, is posing the question, “Why do you think Earth needs space?” to students around the world, and asking them to draw or write their idea on a postcard. The Club will fly the postcards to space and back on upcoming launches of its Blue Origin New Shepard rocket, and return […]

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Virtual Tour Update!

Since the onset of the pandemic in the spring, businesses have been hard at work updating to meet “the new normal.” Whatever that is! There are TONS of brand-new or updated virtual tours of exciting places such as LEGO Land, The Roman Colosseum, or the National Aquarium right here.


Follow Perseverance to Mars 6/30/2020 @ 3pm

The Perseverance robot will launch this summer (July 17 – August 5, 2020) and head to the Jezero Crater on Mars, where it will land at the foot of a river delta which was clearly a lake at the time that microbial life was flourishing on Earth. The American Museum of Natural History’s Director of Astrovisualization, Carter Emmart, will lead […]

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Girls Who Code From Home

Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, wrote a short article about her pandemic experience here. eLearning is no joke and we do not want anyone to feel obligated to do extra online learning in addition to school with Girls Who Code. If you want to, that is totally fine. If you want to play video games, go outside, or […]

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AAPLD Loves Medical Workers!

You may have heard about libraries 3D printing PPE for medical professionals. Our Harnish Makerbot Replicator 2 & Eastgate Makerbot Mini printers are working hard from home. Usually they print fun little pumpkins, dinosaur flexis, or Pokemon figurines but nowadays they are printing no-touch challenge items and “ear-saver” mask adapters. If you have ever wondered about the practical purposes of […]

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Story Podcasts for Kids

For Ages 2-6 Brightly Storytime From Read Brightly, this podcast is also available as a YouTube channel and features a new weekly full-length picture book read out loud by storyteller Ms. Linda. CircleRound Created by WBUR, this podcast adapts folktales from around the world into sound- and music-rich radio plays, ranging from 10 to 20 minutes each. Each story delivers […]