Celebrating National Science Month with Citizen Science

[Contributed by Carlyn, Circulation Supervisor @ Macon County Public Library] April is National Science Month. There are many ways to celebrate, from reading about a famous scientist, to taking part in a science fair. You might attend Family Science Night at your library or school. One way to become more actively involved is to take … Continue reading Celebrating National Science Month with Citizen Science

Love and the Feathered Rex

By Luke When I was a kid, I was gob-smacked by the movie “The Beast of Hollow Mountain.” This glorious American-Mexican co-production featured rugged cowboys, the low-cut charms of Patricia Medina (who fostered strange stirrings that I wouldn’t understand for a few more years), stampeding cattle and treacherous patches of quicksand – the essential ingredients … Continue reading Love and the Feathered Rex

GSNP Today

By Stephen My last two blogs covered the resources in the Fontana Regional Library system about the Smoky Mountains, before the park existed, and the grassroots movement of the early twentieth century to get the park established along the Tennessee/North Carolina border.  This time I will list guides that can be used when visiting the present day park. … Continue reading GSNP Today

Are you a “Twitcher”?

Are you a “twitcher”? Wikipedia gives the definition as someone who travels a long distance to see a rare bird. By Faye Here in America people often find it relaxing to watch birds. It’s estimated that approximately 60 million people in the United States feed birds. According to Susan Hayes, executive director of the Wild … Continue reading Are you a “Twitcher”?