Why I love science: An Interview with a local STEM professional

This summer will be loaded with fun STEM programming and activities at each of the Kitsap Regional Library branches. STEM topics and careers are such an important part of our future. Kitsap County is full of amazing and resourceful STEM professionals. In this blog, we asked some questions to local scientist Karen Hecht, about her career in STEM.
 

What is your field of expertise?

Kitchen Table, Anyone?

No one is making me write about our Community Conversations this month, but I have to tell you, I was totally surprised and impressed with the dynamic and heartfelt experience we had last week holding a Community Conversation with our own Poulsbo library staff. I was so moved by the authenticity of the things that were expressed there, as staff “took off their work hats” and spoke from the heart, as people who live here and care deeply about their neighbors, their town, their farm.

Book Sales at the Library: What a Deal!

Books, books, books; I can never get enough books! That being said, even though I have the amazing opportunity of sharing the stories I love with people every day, there are only so many library books I can have checked out for personal reading before I start feeling guilty. This is why it’s doubly important for me that I keep up on my personal library to ensure there is always a good book within reach.

What I'm reading this month

Honestly, it can be difficult for me to think of a topic to blog about every month. I cannot imagine how professional bloggers do it everyday or even several times a week. So, on a hunt for something even remotely interesting to share, I went out to the desk to pay my fines <blush> and stumbled upon a pile of holds. There were three wonderful titles that I had been waiting for, so I thought I would share them with you here.

Name the Sculpture

Greetings from the new Kingston library!  We are reveling in all the additional space, seating, and of course, books!  If you have been able to visit, you know just how fabulous it is.  If you haven’t yet had a chance to come see it, do come visit us sometime, especially if you have kids that love jellyfish and naming things…

As anyone who has ever moved knows, it takes some time to fully settle in and get all the little details nailed down.  One detail to decide is a name for the artwork that hangs in the kid’s area: 

Music to My Ears: The Thin White Duke, The Branded Man and Prince

We’ve recently lost some very talented folks from the music industry.

David Bowie in January, the androgynous prince of Glam Rock who had us rocking out in the 70s and 80s

Merle Haggard in early April, the prince of hard-knock, Country & Western music who graced the airwaves over six decades

And Prince (Rogers Nelson), the androgynous prince of suggestive lyrics crossing nearly all genres of music

 

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