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Creative Corner

Halloween is right around the corner and Idea Lab Kids is joining us for a not-too-spooky Halloween-themed STEM project!

This program is for grades 1-5 and kindergartners with an adult.

 

Date: Wednesday, October 18

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Space is limited. Please arrive early to ensure participation.

Registration for after-school programs opens 30 minutes prior to the program.

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STEAM Camp: NASA Space Science

Have you ever gazed upon the moon and wondered it's secrets? Discover many of them on Monday, October 16 at 6pm in a special STEAM Camp: NASA Space Science Program when we will explore the phases of the moon and more! Activities include a Lunar Storytime, an Edible Moon Phase Craft, and we can even take your photo "on the moon" with a Greenscreen! Children's Area and Public Meeting Room. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

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STEM Time – Amateur (HAM) Radio October 18th @ 5 PM [8+]

Have you ever wondered how far radio signals carry? Did you know that you can talk to the International Space Station with a handheld radio?

Learn interesting facts about radio waves, proper protocol for radio operators, and the laws and licenses required to operate an amateur (HAM) radio.

Join Mr. John, a real licensed radio operator, in the Parker Williams Branch Community Room at 5 PM to have a bit of radio Foxtrot Uniform November.

STEM Time – Brick Films September 20th @ 5 PM [8+]

 

 

Just in time for the new Lego Ninjago Movie, STEM Time is going Hollywood.

Utilizing the iPads we have available, we are going to create some Lego Movie-esque Brick Films.

Join us (and L-Lloyd) in the Library Community Room on September 20th at 5 PM for a lesson in film, technology, and fun. 

STEM Time – Introduction to 3D Printing August 16th @ 5 PM [8+]

3D printing has taken the library world by storm. For our August STEM Time, we are going to have an introduction to 3D printing.

Learn the basics of design and the applications of 3D printing on August 16th at 5 PM in the Library Community Room at the Parker Williams Branch Library.     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Eclipse @ HCPL

One of the perks of living in the 21st century is that we know enough about how the solar system works that we do not need to worry much about the moon actually swallowing the sun during the upcoming solar eclipse. We can just sit back, strap on our certified safe eclipse-viewing glasses and enjoy the celestial show. In case you have not heard, on August 21, there will be a total solar eclipse visible from coast to coast. Here in the Houston area, we will not get the full monty, but it will still be pretty spectacular. It has been ninety-nine years since the last one. Several Harris County Public Library branches will be hosting viewing parties on Monday, August 21. Others have programs scheduled to get you ready for the big event. 

STEAM Camps at the Paker Williams Branch Library

August 7-11 – STEAM Camp – STEAM Explorers @ 2:00-3:30 PM [8-12]
Helping to stop the summer slide and get kids brains back invigorated for learning, August 7th through the 11th the Parker Williams Branch presents its STEAM Camp. Ages 8 to 12 are invited to join us in the Library community room from 2 PM to 3:30 PM to learn about robotics, physics, electric circuits, and more. Pre-registration is required. 

Tween Time: Makey Makey/Snap Circuits

Join us Wednesday, July 26 at 4:30pm when you can try out the Makey Makey Invention and Snap Circuit Kits. Some of the fun things we'll be experimenting with are turning bananas into a keyboard  or bongos and playing games like Tetris with controls we make out of Playdough! Free tickets are available at the front desk. Tween Time programs are scheduled on the last Wednesday of every month and are recommended for ages 9-12 years. Crafts, STEAM programming, and movie showings are some of the activities featured along with free refreshments. Please call North Channel Branch at (281) 457-1631 for questions or group attendance.

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STEM Time – Logic Problems July 17th @ 5 PM [8+]

 

If Bob has two red apples and Sarah has three green tomatoes, they are both on a train going 55 miles per hour for three hours. What time will the Arch Duke Ferdinand arrive for afternoon tea? If you figured out that none of that made sense, you might be a good candidate to think through some Logic Problems. Let’s figure it out on July 17th at 3 PM in the Library Community Room.     

 

 

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STEM Time – The Design/Prototype Process June 19th @ 5 PM [8+]

 

Have you ever wondered why there are different versions and editions of technology and other inventions?

In the “Build a Better World” spirit, we will be exploring the design process used in the development and prototyping phases of creating a new invention.

Help us invent something new on June 19th at 5 PM in the Library Community Room.     

 

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