[email protected] Library Virtual Presentations at Parker Library

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Thelma Parker Memorial Public & School Library of the Hawai‘i State Public Library System will host two [email protected] Library virtual presentations in November and December. The events are free and open to the public.

Dr. Ignacio “Nacho” de la Higuera, a researcher at the Center for Life in Extreme Environments in Portland, Oregon, will present Viruses in Extreme Environments from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Dr. Nacho is interested in understanding how viruses are constantly changing and what impact they have on the evolution of life on Earth.

Dr. Ignacio “Nacho” de la Higuera. Courtesy photo.

Bryce Pena, a microbiology doctoral student at Oregon State University, will present Phytoplankton Populations from Satellite Data from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. Learn how NASA is helping scientists uncover important information about the health of our oceans using satellites in space. Pena studies the microscopic plants of the ocean, photoplankton, which form the base of the marine food web. He pairs lab studies and research cruises with satellite-collected data to understand the growth of phytoplankton on global scales.

Bryce Pena. Courtesy photo.

Thelma Parker Memorial Public & School Library is proud to be one of 75 public libraries (and the only library in the state of Hawaii) chosen to be part of the [email protected] Library program to engage public audiences nationwide in informal and lifelong learning with the excitement of NASA exploration and discovery. Since 2017, the library has offered a series of [email protected] Library programs, which will continue through 2020.


For more information, call (808) 887-6067. The Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library of the Hawai‘i State Public Library System is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.


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