TAG: STEM

From the Director…

Posted in News on July 14, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_NancyLedeboer Trent, my grandson, just turned five, and his mother is wondering if he’ll be ready for Kindergarten in September. When I read the Ready, Set, Kindergarten! blog by our librarian Rachel Edmondson, I knew I needed to share it with her. I hope my daughter finds comfort in knowing that other parents are concerned about […]

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Science at Home

Posted in kids on May 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_ScienceHome by Kristy B. If you find yourself stuck inside, why not pass the time with some fun science experiments? There are lots of great websites with fun ideas. On PBS Kids, you can learn how make a container that will keep an egg from breaking, even when it is dropped from 10 feet! On Science […]

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Scratch That

Posted in kids on May 1, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_Scratch by Cindy U. Have you ever thought about being a computer programmer or computer animator? Check out Scratch and learn to make your own games, mini-movies, and interactive stories. Scratch is a free drag-and-drop programming language created by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) especially for kids. No need to write complicated code, just f […]

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Spare Toys?

Posted in News on April 1, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_feature_FrankenToys by Kelsey H. and Christie O. Do you have broken, busted, or just plain worn out toys littering the nooks and crannies of your house? We’d love to take those sad toys off your hands and give them a new life during an upcoming program this summer. For several summers now, we’ve set our inner […]

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Build While You Break

Posted in kids on March 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Features_BuildWhileYouBreak What was it like to live during the Great Depression? That’s the question we’re exploring with Hope in Hard Times, our exhibit and program series coming April 12. Before we get started, we’re offering you a sneak peek for spring break! Come have fun, 1930s style, during spring break as we craft toys of the […]

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STARS Training

Posted in Parents and Teachers on February 27, 2014 at 6:00 am

PT_Feature_STARS by Mary Ellen Braks Looking for practical ways to turn everyday activities like talking, reading, singing, writing, and playing into super-charged learning moments with the infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in your care? Spokane County Library District offers monthly free STARS classes for childcare providers and teachers to earn continuing educa […]

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Learn STEM with Legos

Posted in Parents and Teachers on February 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

P&T_Feature_STEMlego by Amber W. Did you know-? Building Legos is a real job. People get paid to design and create Lego models before they are made to be sold. To do this job you need to have a background in art, design, and engineering. “Lego” comes from the Danish words “leg godt” which means play well. […]

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Let There Be Legos

Posted in kids on December 9, 2013 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_LegoBuild Mix fun and learning by spending a Saturday creating engineering feats at the library! SCLD is hosting a series of day-long Lego Build Days, one at each library throughout 2014. The library will provide thousands (current count is roughly 47,000 270+ pounds which is about 150,000 pieces!) of Lego pieces for kids and families to […]

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Science Saturdays with Mobius

Posted in Parents and Teachers on June 1, 2013 at 6:14 pm

News_Feature_ScienceSats Mobius Science Center returns to the library with Science Saturdays. Learn the science lurking beneath the surface of everyday life in this exciting, illuminating program for curious kids of all ages! Science Saturdays are a partnership between Mobius and Spokane County Library District to bring the thrill of science to kids (K-5) in our community. […]

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