What time is it? STEAM Time!

Raise your hand if you love hands-on learning! We love it, too! That’s why we recently started STEAM Time! Kids K-8 are welcome to drop-in at the Harnish Main Branch on Wednesdays from 4-6 pm for a variety of fun activities involving Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Create, build, play and…

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Girls Coding Club

Did you know that only 4% of girls grow up to work with technology and computers? In elementary school girls start to lose interest and shy away from math and science. Today many schools push for everyone to learn more math and science and hopefully spark future creative geniuses to…

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Lego WeDo Buddies

Lego WeDo

The first session of LEGO WeDo Buddies ended this week. The children built and coded LEGO robots like an alligator whose mouth opened and closed and a lion who sat up and laid back down. They learned about motors, pulleys, gears, and levers through simple robotics. Pairs of children worked…

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Nature Growing Inside the Library

Come in to the library and visit our new friends, Audrey the Venus Fly Trap and some newly emerged Painted Lady Butterflies. The Venus fly trap is native to North Carolina, the only place in the world they grow in the wild. They are carnivorous plants, but because the soil…

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Happy Scratch Day!

 Scratch Day is global event to celebrate Scratch, coding, and kids learning to code! Scratch is a free programming language designed to help kids learn how to write computer programs by dragging and dropping code to create animations, games,interactive stories, music, presentations, and more. On May 14, all over the world,…

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Science: It’s a Girl Thing, Too

Is there a curious little girl in your life that loves to learn and create?  Encourage her inquiring mind and the love of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) by reading stories that showcase girls rocking these areas of study!  The characters in these picture books will open girls’ eyes…

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