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2017•10 - BCPL Newsletter

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discover... BOONE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY OCTOBER 2017 Discover Boone County Public Library . . . because you can explore the bottom of the ocean without getting wet. L Boone County Public Library BCP New exhibit at the Main Library! Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss With help from Duke Energy, we are excited to bring a new exhibit by the creator of the Robot Zoo to Boone County. Discover the mysteries of the ocean's greatest depths in Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss on display at the Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, in Burlington, from October 1 to January 7. Join us as we explore newly discovered life forms, thermal vents, shipwrecks, and close-up views from deep-sea research submersibles. "Fly" a remotely operated vehicle over a virtual model of the Titanic's deck and observe firsthand the tech- nology that has allowed explorers to travel to the ocean floor through the recreation of the interior of an Alvin personnel sphere. Complete a checklist of tasks to prepare Alvin for a dive. Watch through a 4-inch viewport window--just like Alvin's window--as you attempt to operate Alvin's robotic arm to pick up lava rocks and clams from the sea floor. It's not as easy at it looks! Extreme Deep introduces us to the critical role that biolo- gy, chemistry, geology, history, exploration and technology play in understanding our world and its future. This exhibition is recommended for ages nine and up. There are three interactive elements, standing exhibits and multiple video stations in this 4,000 square ft. display. The exhibit begins as you walk through the front door of the library and is spread throughout the first and second floors. Some of the exhibit elements are located in the computer lab on first floor. Teacher packets are available at www.bcpl.org and, as always, class visits are welcome.

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