On August 21st, 2017 a solar eclipse will be visible from much of the continental United States. Butte will experience an eclipse of up to 90% at its apex at 11:33 am. Since this eclipse will only be view-able from the US, it is being called the All American Eclipse. This phenomenon will not occur again until 2024–so be sure to catch it this year!
The Butte-Silver Bow Public Library will host a viewing party at our uptown branch on August 21st from 11:00 am to noon. Information on eclipses, activities, and eclipse glasses will be available. Patrons with library cards who cannot attend can pick up viewing glasses and safety tips at the library starting August 1st.
NASA’s Official Eclipse page and more information about this phenomenon.
Here are the suggestions for BSBPL book club reads for fall:
Welcome to Butte Public Library’s new “Calling Bullshit” class!1
What, exactly, is bullshit? American philosopher Henry Frankfurt first coined the term in 1985, and academics have debated the question ever since. For the purposes of this class,
Bullshit is language, statistical figures, data graphics, and other forms of presentation intended to persuade by impressing and overwhelming a reader or listener, with a blatant disregard for truth and logical coherence. read more…
What’s in the Health-care Bill the House Just Passed? The Atlantic, May 4, 2017
American Health Care Act, Congressional Budget Office, March 13, 2-17
On the AHCA Vote and the Future of American Health Care (podcast), Brookings Institute, May 4, 2017
American Medical Association Condemns House Healthcare Passage, The Hill, May 4, 2017
Five Big Consequences of Trumpcare Win, BBC, May 4, 2017
The Facts on the GOP Healthcare Bill, Factcheck, May 4, 2017
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