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Astronomer makes star appearance

Published on May 22, 2018 10:03AM

Yara Green

Yara Green

Lincoln City Reads will continue its celebration of Madeline L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle in Time” with a pair of midweek events at Driftwood Public Library.

On Tuesday, May 29, the library will welcome Yara Green of Portland’s Rose City Astronomers for a talk titled “The Science of ‘A Wrinkle in Time.’” The talk will explore the astronomical references in the book as well as the idea of the bending of space-time in fiction and reality.

As a physicist and patent examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Green examines new technologies aimed at detecting invisible wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in astrophysics and serves as vice president of outreach and education for the Rose City Astronomers.

Her talk, which is free and open to all, will start at 6:30 pm.

And on Wednesday, May 30, library Director Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney will moderate a book club discussion of “A Wrinkle in Time,” starting at 6:30 pm.

A professional public librarian for 12 years, Brodbeck-Kenney has been the director at Driftwood since November 2010. She grew up in Alma, Michigan, and has an undergraduate degree in English from Kalamazoo College and a master’s in Library and Information Science from Drexel University in Philadelphia.

Driftwood Public Library is located on the second floor at 801 SW Hwy. 101.

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