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Screen-Free Week

April 29 - May 5

Screen-Free Week is an annual, international celebration of the real world, when families, schools, and communities turn off screens and “turn on life,” leaving aside digital entertainment for the joys of reality beyond the screen. Instead of watching TV, surfing the web, playing with apps and video games, or texting, they read, play real games, […]

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Eta Aquarids Meteor Showers

May 1 - May 5

The Earth passes through the stream of Halley’s Comet in May and October.  In May we have the Eta Aquarids, in October the Orionids. The forecast for 2019 calls for the greatest number of Eta Aquarids meteors to fall before dawn on (or near) May 5th.  However, this shower has a rather broad maximum, so […]

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Choose Privacy Week

May 1 - May 7

Choose Privacy Week, first observed by the American Library Association in 2010, is an initiative that invites library users into a conversation about privacy rights in the digital age. The campaign gives libraries the tools they need to educate and engage users, and gives citizens the resources to think critically and make more informed choices […]

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Astronomy Week

May 5 - May 12

Astronomy week, established in 1976, is designed to share the joy of Astronomy with the general population.  Astronomy clubs, science museums, observatories, universities, planetariums, laboratories, libraries, and nature centers host special events and activities to acquaint the people with Astronomy as a discipline and local astronomical resources and facilities. Many of these events are located […]

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