Tag: STEAM

Database Detectives (Grades 2-6) on Zoom Mondays at 5pm

  Using the library’s database Ebsco to search for clues, we’ll take on unsolved mysteries from the supernatural to the just plain strange to see if we can uncover evidence to crack the case. With librarian guidance, this program is an interactive database tutorial that teaches kids how to search for information, how to skim and pick up important facts, and how to judge the accuracy of online articles, all… Read more

Kimball News- Call for Entries (All Ages)

Calling all kids, teens, parents, and families – we need your news! It’s getting tough to catch up with one another these days, and we thought it might be fun to check in and see what everyone’s up to these days. Kimball Library will host weekly episodes of Kimball News starting September 14th and we need YOU! News Segments Include: Spotlight (Dance, lipsync, or art showcase) Cuddly Corner (featuring your… Read more

April StayCation 2020

April Vacation 2020 is unlike any we’ve ever experienced, but we’re going to make it awesome anyway! We have lots of virtual and IRL events for families to enjoy from home every day of the week. Stay tuned to our events calendar to sign up for these events. For all live Zoom calls, chat room links and passwords will be sent out to members on the event sign up list.… Read more

STEAM Team (Register Grades 1-5)

STEAM_LOGO_redraw4Join us for this new after school club where you can ‘blow off some steam’ and explore S.T.E.A.M! Kids in grades 1-5 are invited to join us on Monday afternoons to have some fun with our many STEM toys and materials. A different STEM toy and challenge will be featured each week. Kids will be encouraged to work collaboratively to develop both their STEAM knowledge and teamwork skills. Youth may… Read more

February Staycation Events! Register Now!

Join us during the last week of February for a fun staycation! Come to the Kimball Library for crafts, games, snacks and lots of fun for all ages! Bring a friend with you! *Each program requires separate registration. Non-residents welcome! Click the name of the event to sign up!*   Monday 2/24/2020 Dog Man K-9 Comic Workshop @ 3-4:30 PM (Grades 1-5) Anime Club @ 6:30-7:30 (Grades 6-12) Tuesday 2/25/2020… Read more

Chill Out and Paint (Grades 5-12) Friday Feb 28 @ 2:30 PM

Give yourself some time to unwind, kick back,  and see where your paintbrush takes you. We’ll be watching a few classic tutorials while we work, so everyone can follow along or go their own way. Come for the full two hours or drop in for a minute to paint some happy clouds; it’s all up to you. Paints, brushes, and canvas will be provided. To attend this event, please register… Read more

Stop Motion Animation Movie Workshop (Grades 5-12) Tuesday Feb 25, 2020 @ 5:30 PM

We’ll be using library iPads and StopMotion Studio to make our very own stop motion movies. StopMotion animation has been used to create classics like Wallace and Gromit and new hits like Lego Movie. Small toys, characters, and props will be provided, but you are welcome to bring one or two of your own. Bring a friend too, but be sure to register for the event online. Space is limited.… Read more

Kindergarten Coding JAM with Osmo: Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 PM (Register Kindergarten Only)

Future engineers in kindergarten are invited to try out hands on coding with Gail Ramsay (Code & Circuit, Amesbury) and Kathy Watson (Kimball Library) with generously donated Blue-bots (robots designed for kids) and NEW coding with OSMO including Coding with Awbie, Coding Duo and Coding Jam. Coding Awbie teaches logic skills and problem solving, and it helps kids succeed in an increasingly digital world. Coding Awbie is the easiest way… Read more

Hour of Code After School: Dec. 13 2019 (Grades 1-5)

Join us after school as we commemorate Computer Science Education Week by learning some basic coding skills. Kids in grades 1-5 are invited to come to the library after school to try out some kid-appropriate coding programs. Students will have the option to work individually or cooperatively on coding projects. We will be focusing on Scratch, a visual programming language geared towards kids. This program will be self-paced so there… Read more

STEAM Team *New on Mondays* (Register Grades 1-5)

STEAM_LOGO_redraw4Join us for this new after school club where you can ‘blow off some steam’ and explore S.T.E.A.M! Kids in grades 1-5 are invited to join us on Monday afternoons to have some fun with our many STEM toys and materials. A different STEM toy and challenge will be featured each week. Kids will be encouraged to work collaboratively to develop both their STEAM knowledge and teamwork skills. Youth may… Read more