Tag: embryology

May 20, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Anythink's embryology tradition continues! On May 20 at 2 pm, join Ms. Sheila to learn more about life inside an egg. She'll use a process known as candling to show you how the chicks are developing inside of their shells. Gather the whole family to watch, connect and ask questions.

This program will be held online via GoToMeeting. A link to the program will be sent out via email next week to registrants. Everyone is welcome to sit in, but please only register once per household. 

March 30, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Discover life inside an egg. Join us as we check on the progress of our chicks. We will use a process called candling to view the growth and development of the embryos inside the eggs. Appropriate for all ages. No registration required.

May 20, 2015 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Amy, our good friend from 4-H, will be at Anythink Brighton to candle eggs to see how many new chickens might be hatched at the library.  She will use a light machine to look into the shells and observe the development of the embryo. Stay afterwards for a special chick storytime and chick crafts. Appropriate for ages 3 and up. Space is limited; registration required.

Event Type: 
Children, Family
Young Anythinker Paige holds a baby chick

I had never seen a chick being born. Even when I was a young child living with my parents (and we had a chicken coop in the backyard), my only contact was when I was feeding them or gathering eggs. There was never a situation where I got to see a chick being born. I’m kind of sad about that now. To have the responsibility of making sure that the right conditions were met and that eggs were being properly taken care of to ensure birth would have been a wonderful life lesson for me.

Spring is my favorite time of year. I love everything about it. I love the clean smell of the rain, I love feeling the spring sunshine again, and I love seeing the first spring flowers peeking up through the snow. This spring, as the saying goes, has "come in like a lion," and I thought the snow would never end. But it seems it finally has, and summer is quick approaching. I've been itching to really get my hands dirty in the new community garden and start eating fresh food again.