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Mr. Molecule’s
Outer Space Adventures
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The Tribute to
Lucy and Ricky
Musical Comedy Show
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Silly Safaris
Animal Adventures
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Friends of the Library
Children's Book Sale
Q: Cristeta Comerford
Who became the first woman to serve as the Executive Chef at the White House?
A: Cristeta Comerford
Cristeta Comerford
Filipino American Cristeta Comerford began serving in the White House as a sous chef during Bill Clinton’s presidency and was appointed as the executive chef by First Lady Laura Bush in 2005. In addition to being the first Asian American White House executive chef, she is also the first minority and the first woman to ever hold the position. Comerford is currently the longest-serving Executive Chef in White House history.
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Zak Morgan's
Read and Bloom!
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Ventriloquist Gene Cordova's
Adventures in Reading!
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Gleam and Glow
Fantastic Fairytale Meet & Greet
Q: Jōkichi Takamine
Who was chemist who isolated adrenaline and also funded the gift
of 2,000 cherry trees from Tokyo to Washington, D.C.?
A: Jōkichi Takamine
Jōkichi Takamine
Japanese American chemist Jōkichi Takamine achieved a groundbreaking feat in 1901 by isolating adrenaline, now called epinephrine, used in the treatment of anaphylaxis and cardiac arrest.

Beyond his scientific achievements, he tirelessly worked to enhance the status of Japanese Americans in society. Notably, he funded the gift of 2,000 cherry trees from Tokyo's mayor to adorn the Tidal Basin area along the Potomac River in Washington, D.C.
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80th Anniversary of D-Day and the
Battle of Normandy
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Bookmarked Book Club
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Mastering File Management
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Classic Cinema
Superman: The Movie
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Matinee Movie
Hidden Figures
Q: Ellison Onizuka
Who was the first Asian American
and the first person of Japanese origin to go to space?
A: Ellison Onizuka
Ellison Onizuka
Ellison Onizuka became the first Asian American and the first person of Japanese origin to go to space, serving as a mission specialist aboard Space Shuttle Discovery’s STS-51C mission in 1985. Tragically, he died in the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion in January 1986. Before his NASA career, he served in the U.S. Air Force as a flight test engineer and test pilot.
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Matinee Movie
Sewing Machine Basics
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True Crime: The McStay Family Murders
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Nintendo Switch Teen Game Night
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Matinee Movie:
Friday Flick: Wish
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Q: I.M. Pei
Who was the architect that was famous for designing the glass pyramid at the entrance to the Louvre in Paris?
A: I.M. Pei
I.M. Pei
One of the most revered architects in the world, I.M. Pei is best known for designing the glass pyramid at the entrance to the Louvre in Paris and the National Gallery of Art’s East Building in Washington, D.C.

Born in China in 1917, Pei lent his modernist style to many urban projects in New York and beyond, including the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, and the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar. Pei passed away in 2019 at the age of 102.
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Ready Set Grow!
Kindergarten Readiness Workshop
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Friday Flick
Teenage Mutant Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
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Welcome to the Jungle
Safari Party
Readers are Leaders
Readers Are Leaders
Story Times
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