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12:00 pm

Decatur Book Festival – Grilled: Turning Adversaries to Allies to Change the Chicken Industry

September 1 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Decatur Book Festival, Downtown Decatur (Various Locations)
Decatur, GA 30030 United States
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Leah Garcés has committed her career to fighting for the rights of factory-farmed animals. As president of the nonprofit group Mercy for Animals and former U.S. executive director of Compassion in World Farming, she has led the fight against the sprawling chicken industry that raises tens of thousands of birds inside tiny cages in cruel […]

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1:15 pm

Decatur Book Festival: She Has Her Mother’s Laugh

September 1 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Decatur Book Festival Downtown Decatur (Various Locations)
Decatur, GA 30030 United States
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Award-winning, celebrated New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer presents a profoundly original perspective on what we pass along from generation to generation. Charles Darwin played a crucial part in turning heredity into a scientific question, and yet he failed spectacularly to answer it. The birth of genetics in the early 1900s seemed to do […]

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Decatur Book Festival: Molecular Feminisms

September 1 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Decatur Book Festival, Downtown Decatur (Various Locations)
Decatur, GA 30030 United States
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“Should feminists clone?” “What do neurons think about?” “How can we learn from bacterial writing?” These and other provocative questions have long preoccupied neuroscientist, molecular biologist, and intrepid feminist theorist Deboleena Roy, who takes seriously the capabilities of lab “objects”—bacteria and other human, nonhuman, organic, and inorganic actants—in order to understand processes of becoming. In Molecular […]

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2:00 pm

Ready, Set, Code

September 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 29, 2019

Wolf Creek Branch Library – Atlanta Fulton Public Library System, 3100 Enon Road
Atlanta, GA 30331 United States

Computer programming/coding classes. Limited to 20 participants. Laptop suggested. Ages 9 and up. To Register: E-mail [email protected] or call 404-613-4255

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Scratch Coding for Kids

September 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 1, 2019

Cumming Library – Forsyth County Public Library, 585 Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA 30040 United States
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Tweens will learn coding using the Scratch software by creating a game, telling a story, making music, and designing art. This program is for kids in grades 4 - 6. Advance registration is required. Please meet at the Cumming Library, then library staff will escort participants next door to the Training Lab in FCPL's administrative […]

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Basic Python Programming for High School Students and Adults

September 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Milton Branch Library – Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, 855 Mayfield Rd
Milton, GA 30009 United States
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Come join us for four classes of basic programming in Python, a powerful programming language used in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. We will cover the basics of Python through exercises and projects conducted by David Binnion, a senior developer at Integra Connect and a PhD Computer Science Candidate, of Teach-Technology Organization, Inc. Previous coding […]

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2:30 pm

Decatur Book Festival: Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic

September 1 @ 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Decatur Book Festival, Downtown Decatur (Various Locations)
Decatur, GA 30030 United States
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Physician, researcher, and ethics professor Matt McCarthy is on the front lines of a groundbreaking clinical trial testing a new antibiotic to fight lethal superbugs, bacteria that have built up resistance to the life-saving drugs in our rapidly dwindling arsenal. This trial serves as the backdrop for the compulsively readable Superbugs, and the results will impact […]

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3:45 pm

Decatur Book Festival: Skeleton Keys: The Secret Life of Bone

September 1 @ 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Decatur Book Festival, Downtown Decatur (Various Locations)
Decatur, GA 30030 United States
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Bone is a marvel, an adaptable and resilient building material developed over 500 million years of evolutionary history. It gives our bodies their shapes and the ability to move. It grows and changes with us, an undeniable document of who we are and how we lived. Arguably, no other part of the human anatomy has […]

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5:00 pm

Decatur Book Festival: Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves

September 1 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Decatur Book Festival, Downtown Decatur (Various Locations)
Decatur, GA 30030 United States
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Frans de Waal has spent four decades at the forefront of animal research. Following up on the best-selling Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?, which investigated animal intelligence, Mama’s Last Hug delivers a fascinating exploration of the rich emotional lives of animals. Mama’s Last Hug begins with the death of Mama, […]

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