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Learn why it is important to conserve water, decrease run-off and flooding, and reduce water pollution from your landscapes on Tuesday, July 17 from 7-8 P.M. Includes a brief introduction to Rain Barrels and the Conservation@Home program. Bring your questions.
The program is FREE and open to the public. Walk-Ins are welcome! Image : google.com - MA
See Adult Services to sign up or call 630-260-1550 for any questions or register online at www.glensidepld.org.
Here are some more books recommended by Glenside readers.
In TNT’s new reality competition show The Great Escape, three teams of two must escape their location using their strength and wits while avoiding detection. Each episode will feature a different location, with the first challenge being Alcatraz Island. If they can defeat
Taste the best apple pies that Glendale Heights and the local area has to offer on Saturday, June 30 at 2 P.M. Vote on local vendors and find out whose pie comes out on top! Registration is required. (50 max) Children must be accompanied by an adult. The program is FREE and open to the public.
See Adult Services to sign up or call 630-260-1550 for any questions or register online at www.glensidepld.org. - MA
Love is in the air in June, the traditional month for weddings. Enjoy a fictional wedding or use library resources to plan your special day.
Everything you need to plan the perfect wedding.
These books are recommended by Glenside patrons. Read their comments and then check out the books.
Nature Photography Day is a time to promote the art and science of nature photography as a medium of communication, inspiration, nature appreciation and environmental protection.
Five men were caught trying to break into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate complex on June 17, 1972. Read more about the scandal that led to the Richard Nixon’s resignation.
Alien invasion. Unlikely? As unlikely as Pearl Harbor? The extinction of the dinosaurs? A meteor strike that levels whole forests in Siberia? You get the drift. Some events produce such a massive setback to life, the Earth and to humanity that we must understand and prepare for them, even if the chances are low that they’ll come about. In fact, it will be criminal and abrogation of our duty to future generations if we do not get ready! But where to begin?
Drs. Travis S. Taylor and Bob Boan have the answers. Both are experienced scientists, physicists with expertise in both defense and military signal intelligence and experience working with both the Department of Defense and NASA. These are intellectual heavyweights who have a clear idea of the possibilities of alien contact, the calculations of whether or not that contact will be friendly…and what to do if it’s not. Summary: amazon.com
Colonel Philip J. Corso (Ret.), a member of President Eisenhower's National Security Council and former head of the Foreign Technology Desk at the U.S. Army's Research & Development department, has come forward to tell the whole explosive story. Backed by documents newly declassified through the Freedom of Information Act, Colonel Corso reveals for the first time his personal stewardship of alien artifacts from the crash, and discloses the U.S. government's astonishing role in the Roswell incident: what was found, the cover-up, and how these alien artifacts changed the course of 20th century history. Summary: amazon.com
More than half of all Americans believe UFOs and aliens exist. How did extraterrestrials come to be so real for so many? Toby Smith tracks down our fascination with extraterrestrials, showing how Roswell became the fiber out of which all flying saucer and alien stories were woven in science fiction films and television programs, especially in the late 1940s and the 1950s. It all began outside Roswell on a July night in 1947. A nearby military base's official announcement of the recovery of a crashed flying saucer went out to radio stations and newspapers nationwide--including The New York Times. The military's quick retraction came too late. The government had already said extraterrestrials existed.
Today visitors are taken to the crash site in a vehicle with license plates reading Believe. And believe people do. But why? Statements of belief in extraterrestrials from such diverse and noteworthy people as General Douglas MacArthur, Carl Jung, and Elvis Presley firmly fixed the place of aliens in modern American culture. Summary: amazon.com
Smith not only examines movies and the media to understand the prominence of aliens in our contemporary culture, he also shows how New Mexico and Wright Field in Ohio, where the bodies of the aliens were reportedly taken, remain particularly fertile spawning grounds for UFO stories. Once extraterrestrial visitors landed (or didn't land) in Roswell, the notion we're not alone in the universe quickly became part of American popular culture.