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Tracking science at the Runge Public Library
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ABOVE & BELOW: Larry Dement entertains Runge Public Library summer time patrons with the science of flight and his own history of flying planes held recently.
Contributed photos ABOVE & BELOW: Larry Dement entertains Runge Public Library summer time patrons with the science of flight and his own history of flying planes held recently.
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ABOVE & BELOW: Larry Dement entertains Runge Public Library summer time patrons with the science of flight and his own history of flying planes held recently.
Contributed photos ABOVE & BELOW: Larry Dement entertains Runge Public Library summer time patrons with the science of flight and his own history of flying planes held recently.
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By Peggy J. Hailey

We are having an awesome Summer Reading Program! A big thank-you to Larry Dement for talking to us about the science of flight and his own history of flying planes. Those of you who didn't make it really missed out. Mr. Dement is an entertaining speaker with tons of interesting (and hilarious) stories.

Our participating readers are moving right along, and some are really pulling out all of the reading stops. We're grateful once again to those folks who have donated prizes for this program as well as our upcoming Throwdown so our kids have something to read for: Albiar's Snowcone Place, The Magik Theatre, The Texas State Aquarium, The San Antonio Zoo, and the World Champion San Antonio Spurs.

On Monday I got up to even more science shenanigans. We've studied seeds, we've studied surface tension, and we've studied air pressure. This time we looked at phosphorescence and carbon dioxide and ran some experiments involving glowing things and some unusual rockets. It was loud, it was messy, and it was a lot of fun.

On Thursday, July 3, at 1:30 p.m. the Runge Public Library will be hosting Choke Canyon Park Ranger Paul Jaure from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to talk about the science of tracking animals and how to preserve their tracks. It's sure to be fascinating, so you don't want to miss it!
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