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Dr. Picklestein at the Boise Public Library

Thursday, July 3

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Childhood is a wonderland of irrational excitement about ice cream cones, picture books and bicycles. Dr. Picklestein, a local personality, will be using science to create the best of childhood in anticipation of the Fourth of July with an explosive pyrotechnic display.

Dr. Picklestein, also known as Dr. Henry A. Charlier, is a chemistry and biochemistry professor at Boise State University, who enjoys a side career as one of Boise Public Library's most popular guests.

Let's face it, nobody is ever too old for bright, foaming, exploding things, just like nobody is ever too old for eating ice cream cones or enjoying reading The Little Prince or The Berenstain Bears to their kids.