Albert Wisner Public Library

News & Events

  • * Other Worlds:  More than 4,000 planets have been discovered circling nearby stars, and more are being identified each day.  How are these “other worlds” discovered?  What are their characteristics?  How many are Earth-like?  This talk will focus on the successes of NASA’s Kepler mission - the workhorse for finding exoplanets - but will also cover other means for discovering the exoplanets.  Now that we know that other worlds are ubiquitous, what are the prospects that extraterrestrial life exists?  Join Dr. Chuck Holmes on Wednesday, October 16 at 6:30pm for a presentation that also will cover active research efforts for understanding this question.  Register here today.

    * Creating a Water Feature:  if you have ever considered installing a fountain or pond on your property, this workshop is for you!  Join AWPL artist-in-residence Amy Lewis Sweetman on Saturday, October 19 from 10:00am-4:00pm to learn how the visible and invisible design elements of fountains align.  By renovating and physically expanding the below-grade portion of Fountain ASPIRE Agrisculpture, installed almost 5 years ago at the Library, you will participate in the practical physical aspects of creating a pondless water feature.  This class is open to all adults of all abilities. There are many opportunities for both working and watching; community Service hours available for teens.  All aspects of water features will be explored, from design to cost and physical location.  Wear comfy work clothes and sturdy shoes/boots; session will meet rain or shine. Lunch will be served!

Today's Events

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 11:15am to 12:00pm