TAG: STEM

Bubbling beakers: Q&A with Kelli Crawford of Mobius Science Center

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 21, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge In my experience, if you tell kids that they get to go see a science show, the response might be worthy of a shoulder shrug (not true for all kids, of course). I get it. The words “science show” may not be very inspiring to a lot of kids. Now, if I […]

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Summer Storytimes: mash-ups, meals, and parks

Posted in News, Parents and Teachers on June 2, 2017 at 6:00 am

STORYTIME MASH-UPS This summer we’re taking a few weeks to combine Storytimes with extra special topics. In June, Building is the theme to complement our Build a Better World Summer Reading programs. During these Storytimes, we’ll explore building activities after listening to a building-related stories. In July, the mash-up is STEM, which stan […]

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May Days for kids

Posted in News on April 24, 2017 at 6:00 am

There’s so much to do in May! Kids can create, explore, and experiment at library programs: LEGO bricks, games, art, Pokémon cards, elaborate contraptions, hands-on science, Star Wars, and Finch Robots. Monday Funday (all ages) LEGO, games, art, and Pokémon cards NORTH SPOKANE Mondays, 4–5pm Too Fun Tuesday (all ages) Build it, art, LEGO, gam […]

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Spring break & Pokemon at the library

Posted in News on March 16, 2017 at 6:00 am

Banish spring break boredom at the library from April 2–8! POKEMON EVERYWHERE Celebrate your favorite Pokemon with crafts, trivia, and more at five of our libraries! We’re dropping lures every 30 minutes for Pokémon Go players. All ages are welcome. Kids 8 and under should bring an adult along. Pokémon Celebration SPOKANE VALLEY Sunday, Apr […]

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Discover the connection between engineering and The Three Stooges

Posted in News on March 2, 2017 at 6:00 am

What requires imagination, teaches principles of physics, and demonstrates cause and effect that kids have a blast doing? Why, creating Rube Goldberg Machines at the library, of course! Wait, what? Rube Goldberg Machines are those crazy contraptions made from everyday objects that set off a chain reaction. You can see how ridiculous these devices c […]

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Reluctant readers, the right books, and Minecraft

Posted in Explore and Discover, kids, Parents and Teachers on January 3, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley Do you have a kid who is a reluctant reader? When kids complain that reading is boring, they are probably just reading the wrong book. . . for them. Reluctant readers often will try books about things that they already love. If you have a Minecrafter in your house, you may have checked […]

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Engage: our new library event magazine

Posted in News on December 22, 2016 at 6:00 am

  Spokane County Library District introduces Engage, the new magazine packed with information about events, workshops, and programs at the library. You can pick up Engage at any of our 10 libraries or view it online. Just like all of our events and programs, the magazine is free. When you open the pages of Engage, […]

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STEM Play & Learn Storytimes

Posted in For You, News, Parents and Teachers on December 19, 2016 at 6:00 am

UPDATED DATES: January-April 2017 STEM Play & Learn Storytime is a place for parents and caregivers to interact and play with their children while learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Each of these STEM areas include basic skills that preschoolers (ages 3–5) need for a ready-to-learn start to kindergarten. STEM kits may […]

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Talking about preschool STEM

Posted in Parents and Teachers on November 1, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley STEM is a hot topic right now. STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields are the fastest growing sector of the economy, and businesses in Washington state are among the leading employers in these fields. As a parent, I want to make sure that my daughters are aware of all the opportunities […]

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Back to Homeschool Resources

Posted in News on September 14, 2016 at 6:00 am

  The Library District has free resources that help homeschooling parents develop lessons that match their children’s unique interests, abilities, and learning styles. In this homeschooling resource discussion, we will review helpful online resources, share library information and digital apps, and answer questions and help parents fin […]

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