Family (all ages)

Science Sunday -- Scurvy: Lost and Found. And Found. And… Found (Again)

April 15th, 2018, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Do you think pirate talk was all “Avast, ye miserable scallywags!” and “Shiver me timbers!”? Likely you’d also hear mutters along the lines of “Ow, me teeth hurt!” and “Argh, me aching bones!” Life on the sea was more scurvy than it was swagger, in no small part because we kept losing the ubiquitous yet elusive cure for this dreaded vitamin deficiency. From the Cape of Good Hope to Cape Horn, from Greenland to Antarctica, come and hear tell of the convoluted tale of the Scourge of the Seas!

Read For the Record: Quackers

October 19th, 2017 (All day)
The first 50 families will get a free copy of "Quackers", by Liz Wong!
On October 19th, 2017, people across the country will unite to read the children’s book Quackers, a quirky story about a cat who thinks he is a duck, in support of Jumpstart’s mission: to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Come pick up your copy at the Youth Services desk on Oct. 19th! While supplies last.