Sept. 26-28: Toddler, amateur astronomer


Three space quote vignettes from this week, starring Mama and Willa, who is almost 3:

1. Looking at a library book on stars. Willa: “Ooh, it’s the cat’s eye nebula!” Mama reads picture caption. Willa is not wrong. Mama considers possibility that Willa is an alien from the cat’s eye nebula.

2. Willa, wearing a plastic storage bin on her head as a space helmet: “When I go to Jupiter there would be a lot of moons.” Mama considers probability that Willa is an alien from Jupiter or one of its 67 moons.

3. Looking at a library book about space. Mama: We’re swirling around in this spiral galaxy at the center of which is a black hole. Do you ever feel like we’re in a flushing toilet? Willa considers this a minute: “Yeah, but you can always add more water.”

September 8-10: Ann Arbor Public Library!

This series is a tribute to the Ann Arbor Public Library.

This week we borrowed a massive telescope that we used to see the moon phasing into its super bloom. We also went to story time, a weekly ritual and a brilliant offering. And we took home 8 books about outer space.

This community resource has had a major impact on our lives. Thank you, library!

[Note: Today's buttons use a portion of the AADL logo as well as my two-year-old's signature A, which includes roller skates and a helmet.]