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RAVENNA - Science on Tap

Jan 26 2015 7:00 pm
Jan 26 2015 8:00 pm

Science on Tap is a place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology in a relaxed atmosphere. It is held every last Monday in the Pub at Third Place. 

Click here for more information about Science on Tap, including upcoming speakers and topics.

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Where the Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodbye by Marie Matsuki Mockett

Jan 27 2015 7:00 pm
Jan 27 2015 8:00 pm

Marie Mutsuki Mockett’s family owns a Buddhist temple near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. After the earthquake and tsunami, as Japan mourned thousands of people lost in the disaster, Mockett also grieved for her father, who had died unexpectedly. Her book is a beautiful tale that is part evocative travelogue and part lyrical meditation on grief.

ISBN-13: 9780393063011
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company, 1/2015

RAVENNA - Book Club

Jan 28 2015 7:00 pm
Jan 28 2015 8:00 pm

Every last Wednesday of the month our book club meets to discuss a book and eat cookies. Each month the selected title is 20% off for all, and everyone is welcome to attend the discussion.

Independent People (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780679767923
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage, 1/1997

RAVENNA - Ross Coen - Fu-Go: The Curious History of Japan's Balloon Bomb Attack on America

Jan 29 2015 6:00 pm
Jan 29 2015 8:00 pm

Near the end of World War II Japan launched its "fu-go" campaign, deploying thousands of high-altitude hydrogen balloons armed with incendiary and high-explosive bombs designed to follow the westerly winds of the upper atmosphere and drift to the west coast of North America. After reaching the mainland, these fu-go, the Japanese hoped, would terrorize American citizens and ignite devastating forest fires across the western states, ultimately causing the United States to divert wartime resources to deal with the domestic crisis. While the fu-go offensive proved to be a complete tactical failure, six Americans lost their lives when a discovered balloon exploded. 

Ross Coen provides a fascinating look into the obscure history of the fu-go campaign, from the Japanese schoolgirls who manufactured the balloons by hand to the generals in the U.S. War Department who developed defense procedures. The book delves into panic, propaganda, and media censorship in wartime. Fu-Go is a compelling story of a little-known episode in our national history that unfolded virtually unseen.

ISBN-13: 9780803249660
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Nebraska Press, 12/2014

A Killer Retreat by Tracy Weber

Jan 29 2015 7:00 pm
Jan 29 2015 7:00 pm

A Killer Retreat is the second book in Weber’s Downward Dog mystery series. Tracy Weber is a certified yoga therapist and the founder of Whole Life Yoga. She is also a member of Sisters in Crime, The Pacific Northwest Writers Association, and the Dog Writers Association of America.

A Killer Retreat (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780738742090
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Midnight Ink, 1/2015

RAVENNA - Friday Storytime by PJ Library & Jewish Junction

Jan 30 2015 11:00 am
Jan 30 2015 11:00 am

Every Friday this month, join us for musical storytelling that incorporates movement, rhythm and language! Designed for tots and their caretakers, this unique storytime event is brought to you in partnership with Jewish Junction and PJ Library.

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