Scene in Brier: Solstice Science lesson at library

Brier librarian Heather Orsen reads from the children's book “Raven” to explain why it’s dark in the winter.
Brier librarian Heather Orsen reads from the children’s book “Raven” to explain why it’s dark in the winter.

On Wednesday, children ages 5-11 gathered at the Brier Library for a “Solstice Science” presentation.

Brier librarian Heather Orsen explained the reasoning behind why it gets dark in the winter, how the seasons change and how other cultures celebrate the start of winter.

“I hope after today, you can tell anyone about the solstices,” Orsen said at the beginning of the presentation.

 The children help choose questions to order from the display board made by Orsen.
Participants choose questions from the display board made by Orsen.

At the end of the presentation, children were able to make their own sundial.

Check out more library programs here.

— Story and photos by Stephi Smith, MLTnews intern

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