Kites and Kite Programs for All Ages

  It's September, and here in the South the days are a little bit cooler, and the wind is picking up.  It's the perfect time to spend a day riding the wind with a kite or two.  It's even more fun to proudly display and fly a kite of your own design and making. This

Galimoto – Sculpting With Wire

                               Galimoto Truck Galimoto is the African art of sculping wheeled push toys from scrap wire, sticks, bits of cornstalk, and anything else available.  Children collect the components from refuse and by trading and/or bartering with others.  When enough

Family STEM Nights

Family STEM nights are a great way to encourage people to visit the library, because you are able to engage the entire family at one event.  Sometimes, this can be easier for parents -- being able to take the entire family out for one fun event that is appropriate for all ages.  For our STEM

By |August 30th, 2015|Categories: Engineering, Informal Learning, Science, STEM, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Shoe Boxes, Dioramas, and Tatebanko…Plus a Toilet Paper Roll or Two

Nearly all of us remember having to do them in school.  Some us dreaded them.  Others had a great time devoting hours to planning and tending to every tiny detail.  Nowadays, those of us in public libraries regularly encounter anxious parents who have come to the library wanting to know what they are, how to make

Measure, Mark, Cut, and Staple – Making 3D Snowflakes

Let it snow!  Let it snow!  Let it snow! That's what my Crafternoon kids and I did not too long ago, and we had a great time doing it. We didn't have to worry about treacherous traffic conditions, slipping on the ice, frozen fingers, having to shovel, or even wear our coats.  There wasn't any

By |February 6th, 2015|Categories: Arts, Elementary Aged, Engineering, General, Informal Learning, Middle School Aged, Science|0 Comments
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