Celebrate Earth Day! Film showings in the Library

To celebrate Earth Day (Thursday, April 22), the Andersen Library is showing films on April 19-April 22 which are free and open to all! These films will be shown on the main floor of the Library in the TV area.

The films and their dates/showtimes are:

  • Monday, April 19: Addicted to Plastic – 10 am, Noon, 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm, and 8 pm
    Addicted to Plastic “reveals the history and worldwide scope of plastics pollution, investigates its toxicity and explores solutions.”
  • Tuesday, April 20: Homo Toxicus – 10 am, Noon, 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm, and 8 pm
    Homo Toxicus “explores the links between the hundreds of toxic pollutants in our environment and increasing health problems.”
  • Wednesday, April 21: Up Close and Toxic – 10 am, Noon, 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm, and 8 pm
    Up Close and Toxic “examines the alarming levels of pollutants inside
    our homes and suggests ways to reduce them.”
  • Thursday, April 22: Playing with Poison – 10 am, Noon, 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm, and 8 pm
    Playing with Poison depicts an American anthropologist as he investigates the side-effects on children of pesticide use.

*All film descriptions were taken from the Bullfrog Films web site.

And be sure to check out the Decomposition Timeline in the display case next to our entrance doors! Here are a few facts that may surprise you: a plastic beverage cup takes 250 years to decompose. Think that’s bad? A plastic beverage bottle and a plastic 6-pack holder both take 450 years! And the worst? Glass bottles. They take one MILLION years to decompose. Something to think about the next time you toss a bottle into the trash!

For books or government documents about recycling or the environment, search HALCAT, the Library’s online catalog. For articles, try one of the Library’s online databases.

Please ask a reference librarian if you need assistance!

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