Tag: STEM

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

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

CODING Jam w/Osmo (Gr 3-5) Tuesdays, March 10-April 21, 2020 @ 3:30

Future engineers in grades 3-5 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.   Class will take place at the library on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 from March 10 to April 21. Children may take… 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

STEM Toy Drop-In (Register All) on Saturday 12/28/19 from 10:30-12:30

Join us for some time building, exploring and designing with our STEM building supplies. Whether you’re a pro at science, technology, engineering and math or you are just being introduced, you’ll love expanding your brain power with our magnetic tiles, brain flakes, and KEVA planks! Anyone under 3 must be supervised by an adult in the room at all times due to small objects as potential choking hazards. Swing by… 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