After amassing a colorful and creative collection of decorated pumpkins, we have determined a winner for the Sciences Library’s Great Pumpkin Halloween display. The winning pumpkin featured a spider’s web with glittery spiders and was decorated by Maddie! As a prize she received a giftcard to Dunkin’ Donuts. Thank you to all who voted andContinue reading “Great Pumpkin Winner: Congratulations, Maddie!”
Category Archives: Exhibits
Sciences Library Great Pumpkin exhibit: vote for your favorite pumpkin!
Are you waiting for the Great Pumpkin to arrive? Check out the new Great Pumpkin exhibit at the Sciences Library. The Sciences Library staff and student workers have been hard at work decorating pumpkins. You will find spiders, zombies, unicorns, and more in this spooky and sparkly collection! Vote for your favorite pumpkin, and theContinue reading “Sciences Library Great Pumpkin exhibit: vote for your favorite pumpkin!”
Congratulations to the Lord of the Rings Trivia Grand Prize Winner!
Congratulations to the Lord of the Rings Trivia Grand Prize Winner! We were pleased to present the book Middle-earth from Script to Screen: Building the World of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to Nick, an undergraduate student at the University of Iowa and enthusiastic Lord of the Rings fan. Nick was excitedContinue reading “Congratulations to the Lord of the Rings Trivia Grand Prize Winner!”
Lord of the Rings Films: 20 Years On
Visit the Sciences Library to see our display of Lord of the Rings movie replicas and enter our Trivia Contest. The display will be up through September. Get all 10 questions right in the Trivia Contest to win a small prize. Winners will be entered into a drawing for a larger prize. The contest isContinue reading “Lord of the Rings Films: 20 Years On”
Iowa City Darwin Day 2020
Iowa City Darwin Day, a grand celebration of science, will be held February 21-22 featuring speakers Carin Bondar, John Novembre, and Anya Prince. There will also be a talk by Elizabeth Yale “Illustrated Natural History in Victorian Britain: How Darwin and his contemporaries shared knowledge in books,” a free teacher workshop “Playing with Fire? How we perpetuate biologicalContinue reading “Iowa City Darwin Day 2020”
Vote for your favorite gingerbread house!
From pretzel siding to a peppermint walkway, you will love seeing the architectural features of our new Gingerbread House exhibit at the Sciences Library! All of our houses were created by Sciences Library staff and friends. Now it’s time for you to vote for your favorite Gingerbread House! The top two houses will receive prizes!
Space Flight Exhibit at the Sciences Library!
As the HaloSat satellite flies hundreds of miles above us orbiting the Earth, it’s a short trip to the Sciences Library to see a life-sized model of the HaloSat in our new exhibit! In addition to the 3D model of the HaloSat satellite, there are two gold boxes that have traveled into space and aContinue reading “Space Flight Exhibit at the Sciences Library!”
Celebrating the International Year of the Periodic Table
Colored bismuth crystals, bright copper, silicon circuits, and more shine in our new exhibit celebrating 2019: The International Year of the Periodic Table! One hundred and fifty years ago, Dmitri Mendeleev published a draft of the first Periodic Table. Mendeleev also wrote “Knowing how contented, free and joyful is life in the realms of science,Continue reading “Celebrating the International Year of the Periodic Table”
Snowflakes & Snow Exhibit
It’s fun to catch snowflakes on your tongue, cut out paper snowflakes, and shovel snowflakes—oops, no. Starting again—it’s fun to catch snowflakes on your tongue, cut out paper snowflakes, and we’re featuring scientist snowflakes in our new exhibit! Can you find the following scientists hidden in the snowflakes? Marie Curie Thomas Edison Benjamin Franklin Rosalind Franklin Jane GoodallContinue reading “Snowflakes & Snow Exhibit”
Beekeeping 101 Exhibit at the Sciences Library
Swing by the Sciences Library to see our new exhibit, Beekeeping 101! It features a real honeycomb, wooden bee houses, smoker can, and protective suit. The exhibit includes resources for learning more about beekeeping as well as bee conservation. Thank you to Jim Davis and Jeremy Richardson for sharing their beekeeping supplies with us!