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Munising School Public Library

March 14, 2018

By: Amanda Draves

Winter hours:

Monday-Thursday 10am to 8pm

Friday 10am-3pm

Sunday 12pm-6pm

Celebrate Pi Day on March 14 (3/14)! Pi (Greek letter “p”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, math enthusiasts have calculated over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point, thus, making Pi's infinite nature a fun challenge to memorize. For those less interested in the nerd side of pi, it's still a great day to eat some!

Wednesday, March 14, 3:00 p.m., Film- Black Blizzard. “Take a front row seat on a period of U.S. history, from 1930-1940, when America's heartland was ravaged by a weather phenomenon that became known as a “black blizzard”. Watch as scientists and special effects experts recreate the black blizzards in amazing detail and reveal that this was a man-made disaster. Discover how these phenomena form, what they're made of and how they affect people's health and the environment. Learn how a black blizzard emerged so ferociously that it seemed like a moving mountain range, creating enough static electricity to power New York city. Hear the story of the people who refused to leave their land, and learn the history of the Great Plains and how it came to be settled.”

Tuesday, March 20, 3-5 p.m., Seed Library Seed Swap! To celebrate the first day of spring, the library is hosting the annual seed swap. Bring in your seeds to swap with fellow gardeners and learn about the seed library.

Thursday, March 15, 6:00 p.m., Writers Group- Writers, bring in your work to share. Get feedback and get inspired to write more!

NEW BOOK: Fire in the Heart , by Mary Emerick

Fire in the Heart is a powerful memoir by a woman, once a shy, insecure schoolgirl, who reinvented herself as a professional wildlands firefighter. Determined to forge herself into a stronger, braver person, Mary climbs to new heights for a woman in the field in the early nineties, eventually directing wildfire forces from the Florida swamp to Alaska's interior. Filled with literal struggles for survival, tough choices, and Mary's burning passion for what she does, Fire in the Heart is an unflinching account of one woman's relationship with fire. But when she loses someone close to her in the famous Storm King Mountain forest fire in Colorado, which killed fourteen firefighters, Mary faces the hardest choice of her life: to stay in the game or turn back and try to find the woman she used to be. It is both a thrilling memoir about life-threatening work and a meditation on identity, strength, bravery, bonds, and survivor's guilt.”












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