Palomar: Bridge to the Stars

On Tuesday, August 22 at 6:00 p.m., author and lecturer Mark Carlson will share the history of the Hale Telescope and how it continues to influence our understanding of deep space today.

Literature Comes to Life

Star in a theatrical production of Leo Lionni’s Swimmy, the Caldecott-Medal-winning tale of a clever little fish who shows his friends the importance of team work.

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2nd Tuesday Book Club

Don't miss out on 2nd Tuesday Book Club's discussion of The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, Tuesday August 8 at 6:00 p.m.! Click Here to find out more.

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When: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

Stories and activities to help preschoolers prepare for kindergarten.

-Seating is limited to 30 children. Come early for a spot!

When: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Learn to play or challenge your friends. All levels welcome. Ages 6-12 years.
When: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

In 1921 no one knew about galaxies, quasars or nebulae. One man, with tenacity and his unbounded dreams,created the largest telescope in the world. The 200” Hale Telescope on Palomar Mountain took 20 years and 6 million dollars to build. And the universe hasn’t been the same since. Presented by Mark Carlson.
When: Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Kids! Step into the world of reptiles.Learn about their habitats,favorite foods, and the role humans play in their survival. An opportunity for hands-on learning will get you up close and personal with bearded dragons, other lizards, and snakes.

Registration is not required,but plan to arrive early as seating may be limited.
When: Friday, August 25, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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