Lectures

 

In our mission to enrich lives, Mid-Columbia Libraries partners with organizations and individuals to bring thought-provoking, timely, and culturally relevant topics of interest to our community. Lectures are free and open to the public.

Thu, Sep 19th 7:00pm
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Discover how Facebook and Twitter are upending politics- for better and for worse. Presented by Travis Ridout, professor, Washington State University. This presentation is part of Humanities Washington's Speakers Bureau program.
Sat, Sep 28th 2:00pm
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Commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Manhattan Project, which changed the face of the Tri-Cities and the world, with local authors Robert L. Ferguson and C. Mark Smith. Join us as they discuss their new book and answer questions about Hanford history. Autographed books will be available for purchase.
Tue, Nov 12th 7:00pm
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Glassy materials can be used to solve many problems! Presenter Charmayne Lonergan shares how glass is used for trapping nuclear waste to prevent contamination of the environment and community.
Thu, Nov 21st 7:00pm
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Discover the history of marijuana in America, and find out what research has to say about this newly legal drug. Presented by Rebecca Craft, professor, Washington State University This presentation is part of Humanities Washington's Speakers Bureau program.
Tue, Dec 10th 7:00pm
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Dave Heldebrant presents on the U.S. Department of Energy’s efforts to develop and commercialize solvent-based carbon capture technologies.  
Tue, Feb 11th 7:00pm
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It is projected that by 2050 up to 75 percent of new car sales will be electric cars. Find out if the country’s electric grid is ready to host transportation electrification. This lecture is presented by Malini Ghosal.
Tue, Apr 14th 7:00pm
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Soil contains thousands of microorganisms that help maintain soil health. Discover the zoo beneath our feet waiting to be explored! This lecture is presented by Aditi Sengupta.
Thu, Jul 16th 7:00pm
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Explore how the evolution of language changes the way we think and fell about our history and ourselves.  Presented by Christine Hemp, poet This presentation is part of Humanities Washington's Speakers Bureau program.