Butterfly Birth 2015

The Niles Public Library has delivered two healthy, bedazzled Monarch butterflies as of Monday, July 20 – one that day and another the day before. It happened in KidSpace, where a rectangular glass enclosure allowed patrons to observe these little critters evolving from munching caterpillars to beautiful butterflies. It is worth noting that this opportunity could not have been possible without godmother Iris from Patron Services (see photo).

Butterfly Birth 2015

Wise in the way of Monarchs and able to readily find milkweed (which cocooning would-be butterflies insist on), Iris truly is the heroine of the hour. Bravo!

By the way, the butterflies are released into the wild within a few hours after they emerge – just long enough to dry off. If you didn’t get a chance to see these butterflies in action, never fear! There are more caterpillars wrapped snugly in their chrysalises, getting ready to make their reappearance. Stop by KidSpace this week to see if you can catch a glimpse of them before they fly away!

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Saturday, Nov. 22 – Comics Discussion at 3:00 pm in the Board Room

Bring a favorite manga, comic, or graphic novel to discuss, or pick one from our list.  This month’s theme is School Daze, so many manga and comics are set at school.  Munchies included, and you could win a free comic!

Benjamin Franklin Drawing Electricity from the Sky by Benjamin West (1738-1820)

Sunday, Nov. 23 – Science with Ben 1:00-4:00 in the Large Meeting Room

“Benjamin Franklin Drawing Electricity from the Sky” by Benjamin West (1738-1820)

Build a kite and test out other electrical experiments pioneered by Ben Franklin.  Got a science fair project to work on?  Pick up some of helpful science fair information we’ve compiled for you.

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