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Inner Space to Outer Space Jan. 14

Library also offers adult craft and teen book club

ALPENA — Inner Space to Outer Space is a program hosted by the Alpena County Library in conjunction with Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14.

Inner Space to Outer Space: The Great Lakes’ Contribution to Space Exploration & Research will be offered as a Facebook Live presentation.

The Great Lakes have served as a training ground throughout the history of aviation. Nineteenth-century balloon ascensions, early military and civilian aircraft development, the quest to break the sound barrier, and rocket launches all occurred on the lakes. An assortment of objects, both human-made and natural, have also fallen from space into the lakes.

Join the Alpena County Library’s Special Collections Department and Wayne R. Lusardi, State Maritime Archaeologist from 6 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 14 to hear some of the stories of how the inland seas relate to outer space.

This program is in collaboration with Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. It will be live-streamed via Facebook and is appropriate for all ages. Registration is not required.

Adult craft

Terrarium Make and Take Craft Kits for adults ages 18 and up will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning Monday, Jan.11

To reserve a kit and schedule a curbside pickup time, call the Circulation Desk at 989-356-6188 ext 10.

Instructions for the craft will be included.

Teen book club

There’s still time for teen readers to sign up for the Virtual Teen Book Club. This month the club is reading “The Hazel Wood” by Melissa Albert, a contemporary fantasy novel about a girl who finds out that her grandmother’s collection of dark fairy tales, which has a cult following, are stories from a very real place called the Hazel Wood, from which she must rescue her missing mother.

The book club discussion will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13 via Zoom. Interested participants can register via the Google form in the event listing at www.facebook.com/alpenalibrary.

For more information visit the Library’s website www.alpenalibrary.org or Facebook page.

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