Killer bees in Texas, life on Mars and stories of a former FBI agent are all themes that can be found in July’s Adult Services programs at the New Braunfels Public Library.
On Monday, July 8th, at 1:00 p.m., Charlie Agar of CharlieBee Company will dispel some of the myths surrounding and provide some insights into Apis mellifera Scutellata — the Africanized honey bee. Agar is a bee removal expert who keeps hives on ranch property all around Comal and Guadalupe counties and has had run-ins with some of the orneriest bees around. Attendees can expect action videos, lots of images, a short lecture and Q&A all about bees and beekeeping in Central Texas. For more information, visit www.CharlieBeeCompany.com.
Space-themed summer programs are not just for kids — the Houston Space Center will be giving a distance presentation on life on Mars on Saturday, July 13th, at 1:00 p.m. Participants will find out what Mars is like and how we plan to get astronauts to Mars and back. They will also discover what it would take to build a permanent habitat base on Mars.
“Why should kids get to have all the fun,” said Adult Services Librarian Jodi Brown? “Adults are just as inquisitive as children, and I wanted to offer a summer program to keep their minds sharp with critical thinking, learning and, of course, fun!”
Finally, former FBI Agent Nancy Fisher will discuss casework that eventually made its way to the big screens of Hollywood in a one-hour talk on Thursday, July 18th, at 7:00 p.m.
“I plan to talk about two different cases that I worked in San Antonio,” said Fisher. “One of the cases, a kidnapping, was made into a movie, ‘The Impostor.’ The other case, a white-collar case, involved an insurance fraud, which was filled with many interesting scenes. I was in the Mobile, Alabama. office, the Chicago office, and the New Orleans office, too. I just want to show people that crime exists in every community in the country.”
She will also explain the difference between federal and state crimes; how an FBI agent “opens,” investigates and closes a case; and what is taught at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va. as well as what is necessary to pass.
These programs are free and open to the public.
CSI: Library, which uses an Augmented Reality app to let participants feel like they’re inside the crime scene to solve a case, will continue Thursday, July 11th, and Thursday, July 25th. Registration for this program is recommended.
Many library programs, including summer programs for adults, are made possible with the support of the Friends of the New Braunfels Public Library.
For more information about the Summer Reading Program for adults or other library programs, call 830-221-4300 or visit www.nbtexas.org/library.