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American Sirens: The Black Men Who Became America’s First Paramedics

Monday, February 6
7 pm

Adult Lecture Series at the County Library

Presented virtually by the County Library's Taylorville branch 

Author Kevin Hazzard will highlight the extraordinary story of a group of Black men in Pittsburgh who became the first paramedics in America.

Hazzard is a journalist, TV writer, and former paramedic. His first book, “A Thousand Naked Strangers: A Paramedic's Wild Ride to the Edge and Back,” was published in 2016. He now writes for film and television, with work produced by Hulu, CBS, ABC, and Universal. His journalism has been published at 99% Invisible, the Atavist, Men’s Journal, Washington Post, Atlanta Magazine, and elsewhere. He serves on the governing board of Global Response Medicine and is a sought-after voice on emergency medicine.

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James Webb Space Telescope: A New Window into the Cosmos

Tuesday, February 28
7 pm

Adult Lecture Series at the County Library

Presented virtually by the County Library's Taylorville branch 

Dr. Josh Lothringer will explain the science behind the first images and spectra from NASA's newest and biggest space telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope.

Lothringer is an assistant professor of physics at Utah Valley University. He is also a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University, home of the Space Telescope Science Institute. He received his a in planetary science at the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory in 2019 and a BA in astronomy from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2014. He is the principal investigator of four Hubble Space Telescope programs and two James Webb Space Telescope programs studying the atmospheres of planets, brown dwarfs, and stars.

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