Art and science both originate from the same human desire to understand the world within and around us. In the recently released book The Art of Yellowstone Science, photographic art at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park is melded with cutting-edge natural sciences to search for common laws of nature. The story combines the power of observation and a willingness to embrace the unexpected. Mammoth becomes a window on the universe, through which fundamental understandings of nature can be directly applied around the world and throughout the cosmos.
The Illinois State Treasurer's Office has collected more than $2.5 billion in unclaimed property that belongs to millions of Illinois residents. This unclaimed property includes everything from forgotten bank accounts to uncashed stock certificates and life insurance proceeds that have never reached rightful owners. A representative from the Treasurer's Office will be available for those who want to stop by to check for unclaimed cash under their name.
This event is co-sponsored by the office of Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs and The Urbana Free Library.
Join us to learn about the culture and history of the Gullah people - descendants of enslaved Africans who continue to live in the South Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry. Dr. Janice Collins, Assistant Professor of Journalism at the University of Illinois College of Media, is the creator of A Taste of Gullah, an award-winning documentary that features the music, arts, food, and history of this fascinating culture.
There will be a Q&A to follow the film, as well as a chance to sample some delicious Gullah food.
Come relax and color with us! Choose from Cats and Quilts, Lost Ocean, Amazing Swirls, and more. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.
Library staff will visit the CLV Library to issue/renew library cards, sign residents up for the courtesy delivery, place holds or interlibrary loans, help with downloadable materials, and other Library services.