Peck Community Library
Tue. 10:00am - 5:30pm
Thu. 10:00am - 5:30pm
217 N. Main Street
PO Box 112
Peck, ID 83545
The Peck branch is located in a historic building in this small, quiet community at the mouth of Big Canyon along the Clearwater River.
During the school year our Library serves the Peck Elementary School in daily programs from research for class projects, learning games and arts /crafts, to promoting reading fluency through buddy reading and story times.
Tuesdays from 12:30-1:30 PM
School program for 3rd through 6th grade-in collaboration with the Peck Elementary School. Story times will include research, science, literature, art and games supporting the school units or calendar events.
Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 PM
School program for K through 2nd grade-in collaboration with the Peck Elementary School. Story times will include literacy, science, art and games supporting the school units or calendar events. Preschooler are invited to this story time also-must be accompanied by care provider.
Smithsonian Poster Exhibition Highlights the History of Women Inventors in the United States
Throughout American history, women with diverse backgrounds and interests created inventions that changed lives every day. But women haven’t always had equal opportunities to be inventors or received as much recognition. The Smithsonian and the United States Patent and Trademark Office present “Picturing Women Inventors,” a poster exhibition that explores the inventions of 19 highly accomplished American women. Astronauts, computer pioneers, and businesswomen join athletes, engineers, and even teenagers in this remarkable group of inventors. The posters will be on view at Peck Community Library this April/May of 2021.
“Picturing Women Inventors” showcases the breakthroughs, motivations, and challenges women encountered while pursuing their goals as inventors. The poster exhibition highlights stories of inventors like Marilyn Hamilton, who after a hang-gliding accident in 1978 left her paralyzed, invented a lightweight wheelchair that was easy to maneuver. Diversity of background and age are showcased including inventor Alexis Lewis, who at 12-years-old in 2011 was inspired to adapt a traditional Native American sled, called a travois, by adding wheels to create a simpler way to transport families and their belongings in Somalia.
These Posters will be used by the Peck Community Library in conjunction with the weekly school programs and the library’s commemoration of the recent centennial of the 19th amendment. The Peck Library was originally built as a Chapter House for the American Woman’s League and was a direct connection with the woman’s suffrage movement.
This poster exhibition was designed to educate and inspire young people to see themselves as future inventors.
“Picturing Women Inventors” is distributed at no cost to schools, libraries, museums and community organizations by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.
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