TAG: STEM

Spring Break at the library

Posted in News on March 8, 2018 at 6:00 am

Build a masterpiece with LEGO bricks all week long at North Spokane Library. Play games at Fairfield Library. Kids in grades K–6 are exploring the art technique of pointillism at Medical Lake and Airway Heights Libraries. Tweens fire up their imagination to make a 2–3 minute stop-motion video at Argonne, Cheney, Moran Prairie, and Otis […]

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It’s time for research papers & science fair projects!

Posted in News on March 1, 2018 at 6:00 am

Get the knowledge and help you need online. Our digital resources help students with research, science projects, and studying for tests. We have the digital resources to help you succeed! RESEARCH PAPERS Biography in Context: Discover over 600,000 biographies of contemporary and historical figures. CultureGrams: Explore the cultures of people throu […]

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Creative kids mash-up: Imagination, Stikbots, LEGO bricks, and stop-motion video

Posted in News on February 22, 2018 at 6:00 am

Imagine your story, explore our tools and toys, create the scene, and bring your stop-motion movie masterpiece to life! Kids in grades 4 and up use their imagination to make a 2–3 minute stop-motion film with the Stop Motion Studio app. We’ve expanded our stop-motion supplies to include even more iPads, backdrops, Stikbots®, and thousands […]

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Beat cabin fever with these creative and (mostly) free activities

Posted in kids, Parents and Teachers on February 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson If your family is like mine, then February is peak cabin fever season. While we still bundle up and go outside occasionally, we don’t last long when the weather is so chilly. This leaves a lot of time spent inside trying to keep ourselves entertained. While we love reading books, watching movies, […]

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Tweens explore Extreme Science with Radical Rick: Tornadoes, vortexes, and gyroscopes

Posted in News on December 27, 2017 at 6:00 am

Anyone who thinks science is boring has never met Radical Rick or seen his Extreme Science video segments on KHQ.com. This winter, kids, grades 4 and up, can discover the forces that create tornadoes, vortexes, and gyroscopes in hands-on experiments when Radical Rick stops by our libraries. INSIGHTS ABOUT SCIENCE FROM RADICAL RICK Q: What […]

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Winter celebrations and activities for kids, one and all!

Posted in News on November 15, 2017 at 12:15 pm

FOR ALL AGES Kids 8 and under must bring an adult. International Ninja Day Celebrate International Ninja Day (on December 5) a bit early with crafts, games, and activities. Costumes are welcome. DEER PARK Thursday, Nov 30, 3:30–4:30pm CHENEY Friday, Dec 1, 4–5:30pm MORAN PRAIRIE Friday, Dec 1, 4–5:30pm Airway Heights Winter Festival Celebrate […]

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Kids explore technology at The Lab

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

Curiosity and technology meet at The Lab at North Spokane Library! Kids can explore how electronics, small devices, and other mechanisms work at our monthly Take It Apart workshops. In October, kids can safely explore electrical engineering concepts at our Explore Electricity with Snap Circuits workshop. With our new Snap Circuit kits, kids can del […]

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The Great American Eclipse of 2017

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 17, 2017 at 6:00 am

by Nathaniel Youmans Shortly after 10am on Monday, August 21, 2017, a terrific spectacle of light and darkness will leave millions of people suspended in awe. It has happened before (most recently through the Pacific Northwest states back in 1979), but on this morning many will witness the first total solar eclipse since 1918 to […]

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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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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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