Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day Videos

UN Secretary General Welcome Message for the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity from CBD on Vimeo.

Biodiversity and Climate Change from CBD on Vimeo.

"Reduce Your Carbon Footprint" Campaign Concludes

To conclude the "Reduce Your Carbon Footprint" campaign, the Library is giving away plantable bookmarks. Pick up your bookmark today at the circulation desk.

Earth Day 2010 is here! The United Nations declared 2010 as the "Year of Biodiversity."

To illustrate that diversity, the Library will be showing the Discovery Channel's series, Planet Earth, in its entirety throughout the day in the Library's NewsRoom.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

"Reduce Your Carbon Footprint" Campaign

As part of National Library Week, the Library began "Reduce Your Carbon Footprint" awareness today which is a week-long campaign leading up to Earth Day on April 22.

Curious about the size of your carbon footprint? Use the calculator to measure your footprint.

Follow the Library on Facebook for daily tips on how you can reduce your carbon footprint.

On Earth Day, stop by the Library Newsroom for the day-long airing of Discovery Channel's Planet Earth series. Also, the Library will provide a special Earth Day gift. Stayed tuned for more details!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

114th Boston Marathon Library Display

Monday, April 19, 2010
The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest and most prestigious annual marathon and part of the World Marathon Majors. A maximum field of 25,000 participants begin in the rural town of Hopkinton and run the legendary 26 miles through eight other cities and towns before finishing in Boston's Back Bay.

Read Odd Happenings Along the Course on the link for odd stories that have happened over the years.... such as the stray black lab that ran at the front of the pack for a dozen miles. The lab tripped up the former champ, Johnny Keller. Read Johnny's comments regarding what he thought the dog's fate should be.

Thirdhand smoke

The term "Thirdhand smoke", coined by Dr. Jonathan Winickoff, refers to the residue of tobacco smoke that lingers in the environment after the cigarette has been extinguished.

Beliefs About the Health Effects of "Thirdhand" Smoke and Home Smoking Bans presents research on the health hazards of thirdhand smoke.

Another resource on the same subject is the 2006 Surgeon General's Report: The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke.