Tag: STEAM

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

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

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

A Universe of Constellations (Register Grades K-5) Mon, Aug 5th @6:30PM

What is your favorite constellation? Do you know the ones you can spot from our place on the planet? Learn some stories, names and facts about the most popular constellations and then use your matching skills to identify the correct ones in our constellation viewers! Join us for Science, Stars and maybe a Surprise or two as well! Please register youth entering grades K through 5 in the fall 2019.… Read more

Painting Planet Earth (Register Grades K-5) Mon, July 29th @ 6:30 PM

Isn’t it beautiful? The above photo was taken by the Apollo 11 spacecraft 50 years ago. It was taken from 158,000 km (98,000 miles) away during the translunar injection on July 16, 1969. This summer we’ve learned all about the universe around us, and now it is time to join us for a special look at our own planet Earth. We’ll research and record some interesting facts about our home,… Read more

STEM Engineering Lab: Wed, July 3rd 3:30 PM-5:30 PM (Register All Ages)

IMG_3354             Join us for some time exploring, building and creating 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, KEVA planks and marble runs. Anyone under 3 must be supervised by an adult in the room at all times due to… Read more

STEM BUILD Event: April 24th and 25th (All Ages) 10:30am-2:30pm

  Explore our STEM building toys and expand your critical thinking skills! We’ll have Keva planks, Brain Flakes, Legos, magnetic tiles, or a combination of the 4 available for free play. Please note, children under 3 years old MUST BE SUPERVISED at all times when marbles are in use.          … Read more

Build an Automated Robot: Thursday June 22nd 6:30PM (Register Grades K-5)

Teamwork! Engineering 101! Critical Thinking! STEM! We will be challenging kids to work in groups to read instructions, use basic materials and build a mini-robot that has REAL functionality! Once they have built their robots and tested them out together, they can add decorations and make a presentation to the larger group. Robots will be on display in the library for the summer. Please register kids entering grades K-5 in… Read more