Events for Lectures/Discussions

Rod Decker: Utah Politics: The Elephant in Room

Friends of the Library Lecture Rod Decker analyzes Utah’s early history from the fight for statehood to the evolution of Utah voters from Democrats to Republicans. In his book, Utah Politics (Signature Books, 2019) Decker examines the beginnings of the state’s roots as a communal theocracy and examines how Mormon morality has influenced and shaped conflicts on local and federal levels.

This event is free and open to the public.

Legislative Preview Breakfast

Join United Way and hear from legislative leaders about upcoming issues affecting all Utahns, and learn how the 2020 Legislature will be working to advance the education, financial stability, and health of our families, neighborhoods, and communities.

Join us for breakfast on Tuesday, January 21st as we explore how to move our state forward.
Event Details: 7:30 a.m. Check-In 8:00 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. Program Parking validations will be available at check- in.
Please contact or 801.736-8929 with any questions.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Live at the Eccles presents Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson.  Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson returns with a brand-new show: ‘Astronomy Bizarre’ - The list of cool things in the universe is long and occasionally scary: Black Holes, Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Diamond stars, Gamma Ray bursts, White Holes, Worm Holes, Multiverses. Here we review all that bends the mind the most in the cosmos. Tyson's professional research interests are broad, but include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of our Milky Way. Neil is the recipient of twenty honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest award given by NASA to a non-government citizen. His contributions to the public appreciation of the cosmos have been recognized by the International Astronomical Union in their official naming of asteroid 13123 Tyson.

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