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The USS Intrepid Presents "Restoring History" and Code Breakers at Morris Park
This month we are privileged to be hosting two programs from The Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum at The Morris Park Branch Library. The museum is celebrating its thirtieth year of operation this year, offering a variety of educational program intermingling science and history. It offers an interactive tour featuring original artifacts, video footage and exhibits such as a flight simulator as well as its newest exhibit, The Space Shuttle Pavilion, where you can actually walk beneath the historic artifact, the Space Shuttle Enterprise.
The first of the two programs will be on this coming Saturday, September 22 at 2:30 p.m. titled The USS Intrepid presents "Restoring History". At this program tailored toward adults one can learn how Museum staff actually restores historic spaces and retired aircraft.
The second program, Code Breakers, is geared toward teens. Participants will learn a bit about how codes have been used since the dawn of recorded history, as well as create their own codes. This program will be on Tuesday, September 25 at 4:00 p.m.
A selection of books about the sea air and space exploration as well as using code is available at the New York Public Library.
- Code Talker: A Novel About The Navajo Marines of World War II by Joseph Bruchac
- Code Talker by Chester Nez with Judith Schiess Avila - An autobiography of a WWII code talker
- Unsung Heroes of World War II: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers by Deanne Durrett - a nonfiction children's book
- Enterprise: America’s Fightingest Ship and the Men Who Helped Win World War II by Barrett Tillman
- A Tale of Two Subs by Jonathan J. McCullough
For additional programs for all age groups visit www.nypl.org/events/public-programs