The Long and Fascinating History of Toilets

Saturday, October 21st, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Contrary to popular belief, Thomas Crapper did not invent the toilet. But who did? Better yet, when did people first start using toilets? And were they anything like the toilets we know today?

Presenter Kimberly Worsham will explore the long and fascinating history of toilets, from ancient Mesopotamia to today. We will walk through the not-so-short history and learn things like: why we should be grateful for Queen Elizabeth I, how toilets have been useful in wars, and the best reasons to visit Japan and Malaysia.

We will also learn about how even in current times, toilets are not as common as we often think they are, why that is, and what is being done about it – from Cambodia to San Francisco. Of course, we will also tastefully touch on how you can better your toilet experience in your own home and on the road. The class will be partly interactive, so bring all of your most curious questions and taboo tales.

Kimberly Worsham is a water & sanitation (WASH) specialist in the development industry. She is currently Manager of Monitoring and Evaluation for Safe Water Network.


Dungeons & Dragons: Learn the Basics

Tuesday, October 17th, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Collaboratory
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Mike, Dustin, Lucas, and Will love to play Dungeons & Dragons in Stranger Things. Learn the basics of the game so that you and your friends can begin role-playing! Open to all in grades 6 and up. Registration not required.