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Fascinated by science? You are invited to join the Reading Science group to read and discuss recent scientific developments or other areas of popular science. This group is run by Manly Library members and everyone will have the opportunity to share ideas.
Wednesday 18 January 2017
A universe from Nothing: Why is There Something Rather than Nothing by Lawrence M. Krauss
"Where did the universe come from? What was there before it? What will the future bring? and finally, why is there something rather than nothing?”
Wednesday 15 February 2017
GUT: the inside story of our body's most under-rated organ by Giulia Enders
"Our gut is almost as important to us as our brain or our heart, yet we know very little about how it works. In Gut, Giulia Enders shows that rather than the utilitarian and - let's be honest - somewhat embarrassing body part we imagine it to be, it is one of the most complex, important, and even miraculous parts of our anatomy. And scientists are only just discovering quite how much it has to offer; new research shows that gut bacteria can play a role in everything from obesity and allergies to Alzheimer's.”
Wednesday 15 March 2017
The Gene: an Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee
"the story of the quest to decipher the master-code that makes and defines humans, that governs our form and function”
Wednesday 19 April 2017
The Particle Zoo: The Search for the Fundamental nature of Reality by Gavin Hesketh
" . . . the extraordinary subatomic world of antimatter, ghostly neutrinos, strange-flavoured quarks and time travelling electrons, gravitons and glueballs ….. and the elusive Higgs boson itself”
Wednesday 17 May 2017
The Sixth Extinction - An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
"There have been five mass extinctions of life on Earth. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth . . . ”
IMAGE PHOTO Aurora borealis by Monique Huiban.
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Just one of the branches in the Northern Beaches Library Network, Manly Library is home to a number of large and small collections, including unique material relating to the Manly area.
Manly library hosts regular events such as children's storytimes, book discussion group and free tech time help.
The library building is located in the heart of Manly and envelops one side of the Whistler Street Car Park.