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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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STEAM Craft

Come learn about the origins and uses of the constellations and make your own constellation viewer this Monday at 4:30 pm.  All kids 5-11 are welcome.  Call 713-446-4438 for more information.

STEM Time – Ocean Waves and Ancient Travelers May 17th @ 5 PM [8+]

 

Have you ever wondered how people ever came to the various islands of the Pacific Ocean? What waves, technology, and navigation took them their?

Join us to learn about ocean waves, ancient navigation, and the different craft used by ancient seafarers to travel the Pacific islands in the Library Community Room on May 17th at 5 PM.  

 

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Earth Day Race Car Kid's Craft

Hug the earth today by doing your part to recycle or upcycle! Join us Monday, April 17 at 4:30pm in making a Recyclable Bottle Car Craft you will assemble yourself that actually moves. This program is recommended for ages 4 and up. Happy Earth Day!

STEAM Maker Craft

All kids ages 5-10 are invited to make LED Magnet throwies this Tuesday, April 11 at 4:30 pm.  This STEAM craft involves basic electronics and circuits. Call us at 713-466-4438 to reserve your spot!

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