“Explore: Life on Mars?” – NASA Space Science Training for Librarians
Monday-Tuesday, October 15-16
La Vista Public Library, La Vista, NE
Bring NASA discoveries and exploration to your library! The Lunar and Planetary Institute, in conjunction with the 2012 MPLA/NLA/NSLA Tri-Conference, presents Explore: Life on Mars?, a FREE NASA-supported training designed to help you bring Earth and space science to your programs through hands-on activities! Explore: Life on Mars? will acquaint you with NASA’s investigations in the scientific field of astrobiology, where scientists are searching for indications that Mars may be able to — or has been able to — support life. Public library staff that provide, or plan to provide, programs for 8-13-year-olds are invited to apply. Space is limited to 35 participants who are chosen on a first-come-first-accepted basis. Librarians serving rural audiences are strongly encouraged to apply. A $200 stipend is available for 30 participants and will be offered on a first-come-first-accepted basis. Apply today at http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/explore/lib_trainings/oct2012/apply/. The application deadline is September 21, 2012. For questions, please contact Andy Shaner at email@example.com.
Wednesday, October 17, 7:00-9:00 pm
Sump Memorial Library, Papillion, NE
Join your fellow librarians for music, drinks and a casual atmosphere to kick off Tri conference. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the band will begin shortly thereafter. Refreshments will be available as well as details on local restaurants and bars in the area that are unique to the Metro. Join us for two hours of fun and entertainment!
Librarian Pub Quiz
Thursday, October 18, 9:00-?? pm
Can you find the smartest team at Tri Conference? Join us Thursday night for the first ever Librarian Pub Quiz. Teams of up to four players will answer questions pulled from the various meetings, presentations, panels and luncheons that happened at Tri Conference on Thursday. Be the team to get the most correct answers and take home the prize. The fun starts after banquet with snacks provided by NLA. A cash bar will be available for those wanting a real “pub” experience.