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Spectacular Nature series brings dinosaurs to Tempe Public Library

Post Date:08/27/2014 4:00 PM

Contact: Tempe Public Library
480 350-5500

TEMPE, Ariz - Discover the world we share with nature at the Tempe Public Library this fall with a free new series, Spectacular Nature:  The Natural World Illuminated through Unique Specimens.

Discussions will be led by area experts from LGF Foundation, with each presentation accompanied by the opportunity to get an up-close look at the objects being discussed. This is a rare opportunity. The Tempe- based LGF Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to natural history education and founding a world class natural history museum in the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area.

skull web 200Four free events take place from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on select Wednesdays from September through November at the Tempe Public Library, 3500 E. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ 85282. Visit www.tempe.gov/library for details or like www.facebook.com/tempepubliclibrary. Call 480 350-5500. There is no registration required. All lectures are free.

Sept. 10: Petrified Wood
Arizona is famous for its significant and beautiful specimens of petrified wood.  See the endless varieties of shapes and colors of petrified wood and learn about specimens from Arizona and other places around the world.

Oct. 8: Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs, sauropods and thunder lizards all refer to the giant animals who roamed the Earth 200 million years ago.  Very little has survived from that distant past, but some of what has, in the form of fossils will be displayed and discussed in this program.

Oct. 29: Meteorites
Learn about and even hold objects from outer space. See cross sections of the different types of meteorites, which are surprisingly beautiful.  A meteorite which struck Russia a few years ago may be on hand.

Nov. 12: Prehistoric Tools
Learn about the evolution of manmade objects, such as tools and weapons from the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.  How did Stone Age man drill a hole in a rock for an axe handle?  Many of these rarely seen tools will be on display. This presentation covers tens of thousands of years of human technological development.

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There are hundreds of free programs at the Tempe Public Library each year, for children, teens, adults, seniors and everyone in between. Find out about more programs at Tempe Public Library. Visit www.tempe.gov/libraryevents for details or like www.facebook.com/tempepubliclibrary.  

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