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STEAM through the Summer

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Just because school’s out, it doesn’t mean we have to take a break from all the awesome science, technology, engineering, art, and math programs we do here at the library! In fact, we’ve got a ton of awesome STEAM-related programs planned for these scorching hot months!

 

Lego WeDo Drop-In

Wednesdays, July 12 and August 9, 3:00-5:00pm

Kids who have already attended a Lego WeDo Robotics Workshop during the 2016-2017 school year can use the equipment to create whatever their imaginations come up with! Ages 7 and up. Registration is required and is open now.

 

Creature Teachers

Wednesday, July 19, 3:30pm

Creature Teachers will bring live animals to the library! Kids will find out about the animals and their habitats, so they’ll get some fun exposure to biology, ecology, and zoology! Ages 4 and up. No need to register.

 

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Summer Reading Kick-Off!

Summer has finally arrived in Winchester!! We kicked off our Summer Reading Program with a fantastic magic show featuring The Magic of David Hall. The kids loved his awesome tricks and of course his adorable sidekick, Hocus the bunny!

Stop by the library and sign-up for Summer Reading today! Registration is rolling!

Summer Reading Kick-off!

Summer has finally arrived in Winchester!! We kicked off our Summer Reading Program with a fantastic magic show featuring The Magic of David Hall. The kids loved his awesome tricks and of course his adorable sidekick, Hocus the bunny!

Stop by the library and sign-up for Summer Reading today! Registration is rolling!

Summer Reading is Coming

Today’s the Summer Solstice, and we’re gearing up for Summer Reading 2017! It’s almost here!

 

This year’s Summer Reading program officially kicks off on Tuesday, June 27 with an amazing magic show with David Hall! Come see some incredible illusions, and then sign up for our reading program.

 

You’ll get a special bingo card where you can keep track of what you read. If you read enough to get a Bingo, your card becomes your ticket to our awesome Wrap-Up Party at the end of the summer. Plus we’ll have a different game for you to play each week when you stop in to the library and check out a book. If you win the games, you’ll get raffle tickets for some great prizes, including a backpack, gift certificates, and a brand new Kindle!

 

Plus, we’ll have tons of fun programs to do all summer long. Storytimes, science, crafts, amazing performers, and more! Check out our online calendar to find out details about everything that’s going on.

The New Reading Rocks Books Are Here!

You’ve been waiting all year, and they’re finally here! 2016-2017’s Reading Rocks concluded last night with an awesome Battle of the Books. And now the brand new Reading Rocks list has officially been released!

 

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the books we’ve got for you. You can check out the entire list on our website.

 

Come on in to check out some books and get started reading! (Limit 2 please, so everyone can have a chance at them!)

Another Successful Round of LEGO WeDo Robotics

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Two groups, one made up of second- and third-graders, one of fourth- and fifth-graders, just completed two workshops using Lego WeDo Robotics equipment. We spent the first two weeks learning about scientific concepts and practicing using the Lego software. The third and final week, the kids got to build and program whatever they wanted.


In the second and third grade group, some of the pairs built Lego-designed machines, and some designed their own machines. We saw airplanes, battering rams, and (rather deadly) amusement park rides.

This invention plows people over.

 

Here we have a Lego figurine riding an alligator like a bucking bronco!

 

We only had a few kids attend the final session of the fourth and fifth grade workshop, so each person got to use a Lego kit without having to share. Everyone came up with their own ideas, including amusement park rides*, cars, and machines that can knock down paper cups.

This amusement park ride works like a combination of a catapult and a bungee jump. Ride at your own risk.

 

Riders are spun around in both directions on this dangerous ride.

 

Don’t forget to check our Facebook page for more photos, and videos will be coming soon!

 

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