Ions and Geigers and Bears, oh my!

You may have noticed there were bears everywhere this past spring. People took pictures of them raiding bird feeders, swimming the Hudson river, and even wandering along beaches. If you’d like to learn more about these magnificent predators and how best to deal with them, the library can help! To give just one example, here’s an archived article from the New York Times:



I found this article, and much more on black bears, in one of our new databases, Gale’s Science in Context.


If you visit from home, it’s best to go to the database from our webpage and log in with your library card number and PIN (usually the last four digits of your phone number.)


Once you’re in, you can find all kinds of information. To get back to my heading, you can discover:

  1. Who invented the Geiger counter, and why?
  2. What’s an ionic bond?
  3. You can also find lots of information on 3-D printers! Did you know the library has 3-D printers now? Kids in middle or high school might enjoy reading up on these printers before attending our new 3-D printing workshop. This database can also give you information on game design and theory, vaccination, and much more. Have fun exploring! Next week: elections and other hot topics!



Mary Johnson, reference librarian

Author: maryj59

A librarian and writer from New England.

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