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The Nation’s T. Rex Is Coming…Look Out!

He’s one of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons ever found—and he’s headed our way from Montana. Hear the Nation's T. rex’s story as Kathy Wankel and Jack Horner talk with Matthew Carrano, curator of Dinosauria, and Kirk Johnson, director of the Natural History Museum.

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 6:45 P.M.
What the Bones Reveal: Real-Time Crime Scene Investigation

Volumes of information can be found in a skeleton or decomposing body. There are plenty of each at the Forensic Anthropology Center at the University of Tennessee, whose director Dawnie Wolfe Steadman shares how the grim secrets unlocked by scientists aid work in law enforcement and human rights investigations.

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 9:30 A.M.

Grab your sandwich or salad and spend the noon hour with Craig Nelson and his book The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era. The format is informal, the topics are timely, and there’s time to chat with the featured writer.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 12:00 P.M.
American Journey: The Life and Times of Ed Bearss

You know Ed Bearss as an indefatigable Civil War tour guide, but that’s just one aspect of this remarkable man. Join director David Currey and Ed at a screening of a new documentary portrait of a man for whom a love of history has always been way of life.

Friday, June 6, 2014 - 6:45 P.M.
High-Flying Fun at the College Park Aviation Museum

Family Program: Get ready to soar in a morning of aviation-themed family activities, highlighted by an appearance by author and illustrator Peter Sis, who reads from his newest book, The Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Fuel up on a continental breakfast, too.

Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 8:30 A.M.
Carla Hall’s International Flavors of Home

No matter what traditions shape the home cooking you love, Carla Hall knows that comfort food serves the same purpose all over the globe: It makes us feel closer to the things and people we love. Join her as she talks about crafting an international spin on classic recipes in her newest book, Carla’s Comfort Foods: Favorite Dishes from Around the World.

Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 6:45 P.M.