The Florence Community Library’s 2018 Summer Reading Program kicks off with The Science of Sound, to be held at the library on Saturday June 2 at 2:00 pm.


The Science of Sound is an interactive presentation, suitable for all ages. Join Michael Dixon as he guides students through activities designed to demonstrate how the brain translates waves of vibration into what we recognize as sound. Participants will also receive a fun and informative lesson about the evolution of recorded audio, from the water-powered organs of the Banu Musa Brothers of 7th century Baghdad to modern-day lossless digital audio, and everywhere in between!


Participants will also get the opportunity to create their own vinyl record, recording directly to vinyl through vintage microphones! The record will be kept by the library as a keepsake, available for public listening from the record player in the library’s digitization station.


This free program will be held at the Town of Florence Library and Community Center. For more information, or to sign up, please contact the library at (520) 868 – 8311.