You have probably heard of “911” or the Chicago “Heat Wave”, possibly the Hindenburg Explosion, the Dust Bowl or the Great Mississippi Flood of 1993 – but have you heard of the Texas City Disaster of 1947 known to be the worst industrial disaster in U.S. history, the Halifax Explosion of 1917 or the “Great Tri-State Tornado” of 1925 that struck Illinois? April’s library theme will be Disasters – Natural and Man-Made. Come in and learn about theÂ fortitude of mankind and share some new knowledge with others.
According to the United Nations, in 2006, 1.1 billion people lacked access to an improved source of drinking water.Â Lack of access to clean water can led to Cholera, parasitic diseases, diarrhea, and death.
To learn more stop by the library to see our display on water scarcity around the globe or check out the following websites:
CDC- Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Did you know if “every household in the United States replaced just one roll of virgin fiber toilet paper (500 sheets) with 100% recycled ones, we could save 423,900 trees”? (National Resources Defense Council Sept. 2006)Â Production of the cushy tissue Americans’ prefer–called the Charmin effect–also uses more water and increases the level of chemicals released into the environment due to the chlorine bleaching process. Environmental groups like Greenpeaceand NRDC have come up with lists to help consumers make eco-friendly choices when it comes to their TP purchases.Â
Spring Break–and we are here for YOU!Â The library will be open our regular hours over Spring Break, and we will be manning the phones and our Live Chat/IM Reference services to answer all your questions.Â In Cancun?Â Visit the library Web page, and use our Electronic Sources wherever you are!
From Associated Press:
A small dinosaur that once roamed northeastern China was covered with a stiff, hairlike fuzz, a discovery that suggests feathers began to evolve much earlier than many researchers believe â€” maybe even in the earliest dinosaurs.
Stop by the library to see our display on Dinosaurs!