Have a Look at Coding

New for 2019 - Have a Look at Coding (HAL) is for Kids and Teens and is an expanded version of the Digital Media Lab’s popular Kids Code Club, now in its fourth year. It builds upon a student’s innate interest in gaming and computer technologies. Students will focus on core areas of computer programming…
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EggBot

EggBot is an art robot that draws on spherical or egg-shaped objects. Ping pong balls provided. People may bring and experiment with eggs, light bulbs, and holiday ornaments. Ages 6 – 18 (manufacturer recommended age 10 and up) Required: Helping adult and registered child (Register child only) EggBot kits borrowed from Washington State Library…
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NASA ROADS to Mars Challenge: Drone and Lego Mindstorms

Follow the path of the Mars 2020 rover with focus on understanding Rover Observation And Drone Survey. Team challenges include: Building your own rover Testing Mars for erosion Flying a drone Testing for biosignatures Designed for middle school but younger pioneers can participate with parental support and supervision. Ages: 9 - 14 Required: Helping adult and registered…
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Ozobots – Program Miniature Robots Using Color!

Have fun with Ozobots that move in patterns, play games and dance! By using different color markers to draw, these mini robots can be programmed to follow commands. Ozobots Channel ideas into reality – racetracks, puzzles, mazes, obstacle loops, battlefields Encourage sequential thinking and logical reasoning STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activity Ages 5…
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Roominate

Open ended, snap together building system makes many things, from houses to helicopters! Uses electricity and motors to teach use of circuits that create moving parts and lights. Expand, accessorize, and populate a world of your own! Encourages problem solving, confidence and creativity. Ages 4 – 18 (manufacturer recommended age 6  - 12) Required: Registration…
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Leap into Science

On Friday April 12th, patrons in grades K-5 had lots of fun learning about balance in the Franklin Institute’s Leap into Science program.  Our young patrons grasped concepts quickly while they participated in hands-on experiments comparing weighted objects, defying gravity with balancing birds and coming up with their own variations on the Leaning Tower of…
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Discovering Winter Animals

Saturday, January 5th families explored winter animals during a special sensory program at Wheelock Branch. Kids and parents pretended to be penguins waddling with their eggs, tried a science experiment about animal insulation, created pine cone bird feeders, made animal tracks and more. Children's Librarian Miss Elizabeth understands the benefits of learning through play and…
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