Tag: STEM

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

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

Kids Code with Blue-Bots: Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 PM (Grades 1 & 2)

bluebotsFuture engineers entering grades one and two 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). Watch as the actual Blue-Bot, along with the one on the screen, follows the program.  If your code didn’t do what you wanted, simply change the commands on screen and send the program again. Creating… Read more

Back-to-School Bottle Rockets STEAM! (Ages 6-16) Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @6:00pm

Join resident scientist, Craig Richard, and psychologist (LOL) Kathy Watson to blow off some back to school STEAM! This event will involve blasting off some worries into space with your very own bottle rockets. We will talk a bit about anxiety and worry, combine a little science of rocket launch, and then we will put it all into practice on the hill above the courtyard. Registration is limited to… 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

Outta this World BOTTLE ROCKETS w/ Craig Richard Wednesday 7/24/19 (Register Grades 3-7) @6:30PM

Join our resident scientist and science teacher, Craig Richard, to build and test bottle rockets.  You’ll learn the science behind the launch and get to practice. It’s possible yours might have a tail-fin and parachute…  You’ll only know if you register and attend! This particular class is registration only for youth ages 8-12 or kids entering grades 3-7.  Rockets can only be launched outside so hope for great weather as… Read more