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 The LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System is celebrating the NEA Big Read - Leon County with the autobiography Lab Girl by acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren. 

All events will be virtually held in Zoom. 

Upcoming events

Join us for our first Library Lecture of 2021 with the NEA Big Read - Leon County Kickoff event of Lab Girl by Hope Jahren on Thursday, Feb., 11 at 6:30 p.m. Keynote Dr. Adrienne Stephenson will present on "Changing Faces in STEM: Heartwork Grounded in Service, Science, and Scholarship" discussing women in STEM fields and the influence of science advocacy. Join the webinar here.

 

February

Event

Date

Time

Details & Zoom Link

Fiction/Non-Fiction Book Club reading Lab Girl Tues., Feb. 2 6:30 p.m. Click here for more information.
History Book Club reading Code Girls Thurs., Feb. 4 6:00 p.m. Click here for more information.
Big Read Kickoff with Dr. Adrienne Stephenson Thurs., Feb. 11 6:30 p.m. Click here for more information.
Memoir Writing Workshop Mon., Feb. 15 6:30 p.m. Click here for more information.
Mystery Book Club reading Science & Nature Mysteries Thurs., Feb. 18 6:30 p.m. Click here for more information.
Tree Planting and Care with Mark Tancig Sat., Feb. 20 11 a.m. Click here for more information.
Bucket List Book Club reading Lab Girl Fri., Feb. 26 3:30 p.m. Click here for more information.


March

Event

Date

Time

Location

Memoir Feedback Workshop Mon., March 1 6:30 p.m. Click here for more information.
Little Read: Celebrating Women Scientists Tues., March 2, 9, 16 & Wed., March 24 6:30 p.m. Click here for more information.
Leon County Panel for Mental Health Thurs., March 4 6:30 p.m. Click here for more information.
Sprout House Workshop Tues., March 9 4 p.m. Click here for more information.
Teen Zine Memoir Workshop Thurs., March 11 4 p.m. Click here for more information.
Pop-Up Book Club reading Lab Girl Sat., March 13 10 a.m. Click here for more information.
She Blinded Me with Science Trivia Night Fri., March 19 6:30 p.m. Click here for more information.
Virtual Nature Walk Sat., March 20 10 a.m. Click here for more information.
Robotics & Coding 101 for Kids Tues., March 23 6:30 p.m. Click here for more information.

 

 

About Lab Girl

Lab Girl Book Cover

An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime friendship; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world,"--Amazon.com. Jahren has built three laboratories in which she's studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. She tells about her childhood in rural Minnesota with an uncompromising mother and a father who encouraged hours of play in his classroom's labs; about how she found a sanctuary in science, and the disappointments, triumphs and exhilarating discoveries of scientific work. Yet at the core of this book is the story of a relationship Jahren forged with Bill, who becomes her lab partner and best friend. Their sometimes rogue adventures in science take them over the Atlantic to the ever-light skies of the North Pole and to tropical Hawaii, where she and her lab currently make their home.

     Click here to check Lab Girl out today.

 

About Hope Jahren

Jahren photo

Hope Jahren is an award-winning scientist who has been pursuing independent research in paleobiology since 1996, when she completed her PhD at University of California Berkeley and began teaching and researching first at the Georgia Institute of Technology and then at Johns Hopkins University. She is the recipient of three Fulbright Awards and is one of four scientists, and the only woman, to have been awarded both of the Young Investigator Medals given within the Earth Sciences. She was a tenured professor at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu from 2008 to 2016, where she built the Isotope Geobiology Laboratories, with support from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health. She currently holds the J. Tuzo Wilson professorship at the University of Oslo, Norway.

Collaborators

 

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Apalachee Center logoTallahassee Scientific Society logoTallahassee Writers Association logo

211 Big Bend logoStems 4 Girls logoUF/IFAS Extension logo

 

 

  

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) designed to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. 

The LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System is one of 84 not-for-profit organizations to receive a grant to host an NEA Big Read project between September 2020 and June 2021. The NEA presents NEA Big Read in partnership with Arts Midwest.