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All reading counts! But if you’d like to get into a book related to this week’s badge, here’s what we recommend:
Streaming Storytime • ages 0–5 This week's session is all about space! Join live on Facebook; no account needed. Watch on demand
Summer Solstice • all ages In the Northern Hemisphere, June 20 marks the official beginning of summer and the longest day of the calendar year, occurring when Earth arrives at the point in its orbit where the North Pole is at its maximum tilt (about 23.5 degrees) toward the Sun. For centuries on the summer solstice, people have flocked to Wiltshire, England, to visit Stonehenge, a mysterious prehistoric monument. This year, the event is being captured live. Experience the best views right where you are. Sunday, June 20 Sunset at Stonehenge: 3:26 PM CDT • Watch live Sunrise at Stonehenge: 10:52 PM CDT • Watch live
Spot the Station: ISS Flyover Find the International Space Station in the night sky as it passes over our area. It's clearly visible if you know what you’re looking for and when to look: Find dates and times on the NASA website, then head outside! No telescope or binoculars needed. Find out more
To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA In May 1969, just before the first man landed on the moon, Snoopy soared through space with NASA’s Apollo 10 mission, launching the beloved beagle’s role as an ambassador for the American space program. Learn how the Peanuts characters helped promote NASA’s Manned Flight Awareness safety program: this exhibit includes 1969 comic strips, official NASA photographs and videos, posters, and Peanuts collectibles. Also, find out about astronauts from the Chicago area including Apollo 10 lunar module pilot Eugene Cernan. Before you leave, try out the Astronauts Training Academy course (outside). Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Avenue, Elmhurst Make a reservation
While you’re thinking about space and our solar system, think of the power of the sun, especially in summertime. Help prevent the health problems that sun-damaged skin can cause: Drop off sunscreen at the library and we’ll work with Gratitude Generation and the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance Burn camp program to distribute it to people in our area who need it.
Look for the collection bin in our lobby.
“The really wonderful thing that happened to me when I was in space was this feeling of belonging to the entire universe.” —Mae Jemison
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