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January 2019 MSF Partner news & events

January 12, 10:00am-12:00pm: Natu

e Watch through the Seasons Trees, Hibernation, Tracks. Did you know that nature has a calendar too? Why do certain changes happen to plants and animals at certain times of the year? Join us for a series of walking talks at Walden-Parke Preserve to observe and learn more about these changes. We’ll discuss journals, sketching, and citizen science data as a way to record the changes and when, if, and how to start a collection. There’ll be time for journals and sharing of favorite discoveries at the end of each walk.

Please RSVP by calling or emailing the office – 942-1010 /

Meet at the Tamarack Trail kiosk, Bangor

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January 17, 7:30-10:00am: It’s Ge

ting Hot in Here! Opportunities & Challenges for Heat Pump Technology in Maine. Recent studies point to “strategic electrification” as a necessary strategy for New England states seeking to keep energy affordable while meeting carbon reduction targets. Join E2Tech and Efficiency Maine for a discussion of Maine’s growing use of heat pump technology – for heating homes, businesses, and domestic water heating – and its potential to deliver more affordable energy and reduce carbon pollution. Michael Stoddard, Executive Director of Efficiency Maine, will present analysis of how much space and water heating in Northeast states is forecasted to switch to electric in order to meet climate stabilization targets by 2030 and 2050. We will also hear from a panel of experts on the design, operation, and performance of ductless heat pumps and heat pump water heaters as they tackle the challenges of helping Maine contractors, and their customers, to get the most from this equipment.

Registration: E2Tech Member – $15.00; Non-Member – $30.00

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January 26, 2:00-3:00pm: Internat

onal Year of the Salmon. MDM celebrates the International Year of the Salmon! Follow the journey of the salmon upstream and explore the many obstacles they might encounter with a playful salmon run obstacle course. Examine a model salmon pen to learn about salmon farming. Make a silly salmon hat and cool salmon art. Recommended for ages 4+ and free with admission!

Tuesdays (January 8, 15, & 22), 11:00-11:30am: Science Detectives. Science for preschoolers, recommended for ages 3+.

Admission: FREE for members! $7.50 general admission.

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January 12, 2:00-3:00pm: The Tota

Lunar Eclipse of January 20th-21st. Shawn Laatsch, Director of the Emera Astronomy Center will share information on the upcoming Total Lunar Eclipse visible here in Maine on January 20 and 21. Join us in the Lecture Hall to learn what causes eclipses, how to view them safely, and why they are important scientific events. The lecture will include images and information from recent eclipses, and a preview of the Total Solar Eclipse in 2024. The presentation will be followed by a time for questions and answers.

Mondays, 11:00am and 4:00pm: Full STEAM Ahead.** A story time for K-3 learners that explores the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through books. Whether we are experimenting with magnets or dissecting owl pellets, this club explores it all!

**Space is limited to 12 children per program. Due to high participation numbers, registration is required (for the semester)! Contact the Children’s Department @ 947-8336 ext 111 or by stopping by the library.

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January 12, 10:00am-1:00pm: Makers

ace & Tech Sale. Our Makerspace features hands-on activities throughout the center, along with Maine-based creators and inventors who will display their creations. Feed your imagination and ingenuity at this special hands-on event, designed for kids & adults (recommended for youth age 7-99)! You will be able to choose projects, from handicrafts to electronics! Workstations wi