Sep 24 Sunday
From the speaker:“When a massive star reaches the end of its life, it collapses and then explodes as a supernova, which can shine as brightly as an entire galaxy for a brief time. Right before the explosion, the collapsed star emits a brilliant (but almost invisible) flash of neutrinos. Neutrinos are ghostly particles that can fly through matter as if it were transparent. I will describe how we can catch some of these neutrinos in vast underground detectors. The neutrinos we observe will give us an early warning of the impending supernova, and will allow us to see what's happening inside the exploding star and possibly witness the birth of a black hole.”
BioKate Scholberg is the Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Physics and a Bass Fellow at Duke University. Scholberg’s broad research interests include experimental elementary particle physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics, and cosmology; her specific interests in neutrino physics lie at the intersection of these areas. Scholberg is a member of the Super-Kamiokande, Tokai-to-Kamioka (T2K), and Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) neutrino experimental collaborations. She is the spokesperson of the COHERENT experiment, a neutrino scattering experiment located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and a co-founder of the SuperNova Early Warning System (SNEWS), a global network of neutrino observatories.Scholberg received a bachelor's degree in physics from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and PhD in physics from the California Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Duke University in 2004, she was a research associate at Boston University and an assistant professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Scholberg is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program Award and a Department of Energy Outstanding Junior Investigator Award. She is a fellow of the American Physical Society and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2022.
Experience music and nature at Beal Botanical Gardens. Music performances will feature Ignis, a woodwind quintet.
1:00 p.m. family-friendly activities, 2:00 p.m. music concert, followed by activities that illuminate the interconnectedness of people, plants, and place.Free and open to the public (be sure to bring a blanket or chair) *Rain Location: Hollander Hall
Sep 25 Monday
The Charlotte Community Library Fiber Circle meets weekly at 6:00pm every Monday as a social gathering for knitters, crocheters, and stitchers of all ages and skill levels. Although formal instruction is not provided, members will assist each other with techniques and skills.
**The Fiber Circle meets at the Yarn Garden (131 S Cochran Ave, Charlotte, MI 48813) every 4th Monday of the month!**
New Music Ensemble
Presenting a variety of new works featuring unique instrumental combinations from composers Corey Dundee, Joan Tower, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and Jennifer Higdon. Ceon Rumphs, conductor.
(General admission, free for students)
Sep 26 Tuesday
We are ending our 2023 Downtown Lansing Farmers Market with a fun fall celebration! Our Fall Fest at the Farmers Market will be a great fall adventure with freshness, flavor, and fun! Our farmers market offers fresh produce, delicious baked goods, handcrafted items, and locally sourced meats and cheeses. During Fall Fest, you can experience live music, fun games, local shopping, petting zoo, pony rides, and fall activities for the whole family!
Join with your friends and take an after dinner stroll around Charlotte! Everyone is invited to join. Bring your friend. We will begin at 6:30pm at the library and walk for about a half-hour.
Sep 27 Wednesday
The CharLit adult book club will meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month in the Spartan Room at 6:30 PM.
Please contact the library if you would like to know the most up to date information for the group.
Sep 28 Thursday
Ready, set, draw! Make your mark on this annual non-stop drawing extravaganza with the MSU Broad Art Museum and Department of Art, Art History, and Design. We’ll have drawing stations, guided and collaborative drawing, costumed models, and more. Keep the drawing going at The After Draw at (SCENE)Metrospace from 7–9pm (because the drawing should never end, right?!).
All skill levels and ages are welcome. Registration for this free event is encouraged.
A lap-sit story time for babies and toddlers with their adult caregivers! Older siblings are welcome to attend. Rhymes, songs, cuddles, and play are all included. No pre-registration required.
Strong Start | Healthy Start hosts our monthly diaper dash for residents of Ingham County and the City of Lansing. Join us for one (1) hour of interactive health education and FREE diapers! For parents, caregivers, or expectant parents in their third (3rd) trimester. Must attend entire event for diapers. Limit 1 pack of diapers per child per adult that attends entire event, while supplies lasts. Call or text "diapers" to (517)-599-0048 to pre-register!