This Week in the Library

Don’t miss the Wasatch Ballet’s spring show on Saturday, featuring excerpts from Coppelia. We also have two Research Revolution programs—Utah Drone Racing (for all ages, including kids and families) and a presentation on crash-testing bacterial spores by BYU chemistry professor Daniel Austin. Finally, come find out who will be crowned Utah’s Biggest Liar this Monday in the Storytelling Wing.

Wednesday, March 22

CoderDojo: Gaming/Coding Club for Kids 8 and up
4:00−6:00 PM / Storytelling Wing

Are you a coding ninja? Would you like to become one? Join us Wednesday afternoons to meet other computer coders and mentors, learn new languages, and work on coding, gaming, and other tech projects. All levels and abilities are welcome. Bring your own computer or use one of ours.

Thursday, March 23Lego.webLego at the Library: Books with Builds
4:30–5:30 PM / Children’s Mezzanine

Kids ages 6-12 are invited to join Miss Michelle, Lego Brick Specialist, on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month for a creative Lego storytime with books, fun facts, mini and free builds, and show & tell. Call 801-229-7102 to register each month with your library card. Registration opens at 10 am Monday before event. 24 seats per class.

Open Chess
6:00–9:00 PM / Book Discussion Roomresearch-family-17-webResearch Revolution for Kids: Drones 101
7:00 PM / Storytelling Wing

Come and learn all about drones with Utah Drone Racing. There will be a brief presentation on the two general categories of drones you can fly as well as the technology behind racing drones, followed by a live demonstration.

Friday, March 24

Film Screening: The Legend of Tarzan (PG-13, 2016)
6:30 PM / Media Auditorium

Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.

Saturday, March 25DSC_0427Wasatch Ballet
3:00 PM / Fireplace

Join the Wasatch Ballet for their annual spring show. This year’s show is a mixed repertoire of original ballet and contemporary works, as well as a shortened version of the story “Coppelia.”

Monday, March 27

Music & Movement
10:00 AM / Storytelling Wing

Children and their parents are invited to come sing, dance, and experience stories with storytellers in the Storytelling Wing.

Mar17Film.web (1)Film Screening: The Naked Jungle (Not Rated, 1954)
6:30 PM / Media Auditorium

A powerful, brooding plantation owner in the wild South American jungle along with his charming American mail-order bride are threatened by the advance of relentless killer ants making their way across the jungle.16939165_1282153818486297_6434855079570214223_nUtah’s Biggest Liar Finale
7:00 PM / Storytelling Wing

These folks are capable of weaving a tale so fantastic we can’t help but believe it! See the youth and adult finalists compete and discover who gets crowned Utah’s Biggest Liar.

Tuesday, March 28research-web-17Research Revolution: Crash-Testing Bacterial Spores
7:00 PM / Storytelling Wing

Bacteria are tough little creatures. Researchers are often surprised at the extremes bacterial cells can survive, and BYU’s Daniel Austin and his students are testing their limits. They crash bacterial spores at incredible rates of speed to see if they will survive. Join Austin for a presentation of his work and its implications in fields such as space exploration and nanotechnology.

Pins & Needles
7:00 PM / Book Discussion Room

Bring your knitting, crocheting, sewing, or just yourself to this laidback weekly gathering of crafters. Join us for free beginning crochet lessons. Bring your own yarn and crochet hook (size G or H).

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