February 19, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Story Time RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Child’s Play is a drop-in program for children 0-2 years and their caregivers. The songs, rhymes, lap games and books in this program will promote rhythm, coordination and verbal skills in young children as well as bonding between child and caregiver.
February 19, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Community RoomNeedham Free Public Library
To most people, a banana is a banana: a simple yellow fruit. Americans eat more bananas than apples and oranges combined. In others parts of the world, bananas are what keep millions of people alive. But for all its ubiquity, the banana is surprisingly mysterious; nobody knows how bananas evolved or exactly where they originated. But the biggest mystery about the banana today is whether it will survive. A seedless fruit with a unique reproductive system, every banana is a genetic duplicate of the next, and therefore susceptible to the same blights. Banana combines a pop-science journey around the globe, a fascinating tale of an iconic American business enterprise, and a look into the alternately tragic and hilarious banana subculture (one does exist)—ultimately taking us to the high-tech labs where new bananas are literally being built in test tubes, in a race to save the world’s most beloved fruit.