Civic Lab

Civic Lab offers information, activities, and discussion on issues facing our community. The Civic Lab pops up at the library around different events and topics. Check out upcoming Civic Lab appearances below. If you’re interested in learning more about a previous topic, click on past events below.


Curious to learn more about any of the topics that we’ve explored in the Civic Lab? Each event includes a handout with resources to read, listen to, and watch in order to explore the topic and its implications. Click on any of the past events below to access the handouts.

We also create handouts with more general information: 

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Past Events

Civic Lab--Hispanic Heritage Month: Online Event

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 6:00 pm

Civic Lab: Hispanic Heritage Month

Friday, October 1, 2021, 4:00 pm

Civic Lab--Asian American Activism: Online Event

Monday, May 10, 2021, 7:30 pm

Civic Lab--Your Body, Your Rights: Online Event

Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 7:00 pm

Civic Lab--Mind the Gap: Online Event

Monday, February 22, 2021, 7:30 pm

Civic Lab--Vaccines: Online Event

Thursday, February 18, 2021, 7:30 pm

Civic Lab--Why We Vote: Online Event

Monday, October 5, 2020, 7:30 pm

Civic Lab--Are All Votes Equal?: Online Event

Monday, September 28, 2020, 7:30 pm

Civic Lab--Your Vote, Our Election: Online Event

Monday, September 14, 2020, 7:30 pm

Civic Lab--Your Part in a Movement: Online Event

Monday, August 17, 2020, 7:30 pm

Civic Lab--Voting in a Pandemic: Online Event

Monday, August 3, 2020, 7:30 pm

Civic Lab: Protests and Uprisings

Thursday, June 25, 2020, 10:00 am

Civic Lab--Protests & Uprisings: Online Event

Monday, June 15, 2020, 7:30 pm

Civic Lab Coronavirus: Distinguishing Fears from Facts

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 3:30 pm

Civic Lab: Decennial Census

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 2:00 pm

Civic Lab: What Is a Primary Election?

Thursday, February 6, 2020, 3:00 pm

Civic Lab: Decennial Census

Thursday, January 30, 2020, 3:30 pm