Posted on September 20, 2017 at 6:00 am
As the weather cools down, kids of all ages can dive into activities that explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at the library. Here are some of our upcoming, brain-stimulating STEM events.
Snap Circuits are a safe and enjoyable way to explore electrical engineering concepts, like short and parallel circuits. With our new kits, kids (age 8+) can delve into alternative energy, motion, and light. Build things that chime, light up, and spin!
How high can you make a tower using only newspaper? Tackle the Engineering with Newspaper challenge to see if your creation stands tall against the competition. This activity is for kids of all ages.
We’re celebrating Computer Science Education Week (December 4–10, plus a bonus day on the 12th). We invite you to drop by your library to explore fantastic, one-hour coding courses from Code Studio. Learn how to build animated programs using simple web coding techniques. Plus, we’ll have unplugged coding activities for all ages.
Children are natural mathematicians (just watch them count fingers and toes!). So just like with literacy, we can begin teaching math concepts at an early age. Babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families can enjoy math-filled storytimes this fall. For one week each month, Storytime Math Mash-ups will have stories, songs, and activities to explore counting and other early math concepts.
Explore Electricity with Snap Circuits (ages 8+)
Thursday, Oct 12, 3:30–5pm
Friday, Oct 13, 4–5:30pm
THE LAB AT NORTH SPOKANE
Tuesday, Oct 17, 1–2:30pm & 4–5:30pm
Thursday, Oct 19, 3:30–5pm
Thursday, Oct 26, 4–5:30pm
Monday, Oct 30, 4–5:30pm
Wednesday, Nov 1, 1–2:30pm & 4–5:30pm
Tuesday, Nov 7, 4–5:30pm
Wednesday, Nov 8, 3:30–5pm
Tuesday, Nov 14, 3:30–5pm
Snap Circuits programs are sponsored by the Diane E. Zahand Fund.
Kids 8 and under must bring an adult.
Engineering with Newspaper (all ages)
Tuesday, Nov 21, 2–3pm
Tuesday, Nov 21, 1–2pm
Hour of Code (all ages)
Monday, Dec 4, 4–5pm
Tuesday, Dec 5, 4–5pm
Wednesday, Dec 6, 3:30–4:30pm
Thursday, Dec 7, 4–5pm
THE LAB AT NORTH SPOKANE
Saturday, Dec 9, 1–2pm
Tuesday, Dec 12, 4–5pm
LEGO & More
For weekly and monthly STEM activities for kids of all ages, check out a LEGO Club at your community library. Stop by North Spokane Library each week, 4–5pm, for Monday Funday, Spokane Valley Library each week, 4–5pm, for Too Fun Tuesday, and Otis Orchards Library each week, 3:30–5pm, for Thumbs-up Thursday.
Storytime Math Mash-ups (ages 0–5)
Catch a Storytime Math Mash-up at any of our storytimes during these weeks:
For storytime age levels, locations, & times, visit www.scld.org/storytimes.