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Cubelets: Modular Robots

Through play and experimentation, Cubelets transform from a block set to robots. Click the magnetic blocks together and each arrangement results in a sound, light, or motion. There's no wrong way to build! Ages: 5 – 18 (manufacturer recommended 8 and up) Required: Helping adult and registered child Find the nearest times and locations to…
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Dying from the heat?

Feeling the heat?   Consider visiting Tacoma Public Library, a free, cool, air conditioned space where you can: Meet friends Use computers Study Play games Attend programs like Pokemon League, Robots, My Little Pony Watch a movie Read books and magazines Use the drinking fountain or bathroom Just cool off and take a break…
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League of Incredible Houses

Design and build a geodesic dome house made of various materials. This event introduces the design process, and making blueprints and prototypes. Learning outcomes: Understand how and why engineers design new and better buildings Learn about engineering design and redesign Use comparative vocabulary for length, height, and weight while constructing their houses Ages 5 – 11…
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