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MBLC Celebrates 125 Years


Girl experimenting at the Boston Museum of Science

At the Boston Museum of Science1

Science Museum Hosts Training for Librarians
"Hands-On, Minds-On" was the watchword for librarians who gathered at the Boston Museum of Science to receive training for the MBLC's Science Reference Kit Mini-Grant Program. The mini-grant program was developed as a follow-up to the MBLC's successful year-long Science Reference Institute. It provided LSCA funds to 10 public libraries to update their science collection and conduct hands-on science programming.2

TODAY: The MBLC offers Full STEAM Ahead LSTA grants to support Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) programming in public libraries. It also offers Science is Everywhere grants to support STEAM program in public and school libraries.

What else happened in 1995?

  • Scores were killed when a terrorist's car bomb blew up the block-long Oklahoma City federal building (April 19); Timothy McVeigh, 27, was arrested (April 21); authorities sought a second suspect ahd link right-wing paramilitary groups to bombing (April 22).3
  • Russian space station Mir greeted its first American visitors (March 14). The US space shuttle docked with the station (June 27).3
  • OJ Simpson was found not guilty following a three-month trial.4
  • Toy Story was the first ever wholly computer generated film.4

1. Image courtesy of the Museum of Science, Boston.
2. MBLC Notes, 1995.
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