Resources for “Take Your Patrons to Mars” Webinar (7.7.20)

Link Bank for Take Your Patrons to Mars Webinar – 7 July 2020 Presenters: Brooks Mitchell and Claire Ratcliffe (STAR Net), Christine Shupla, Sha’Rell Webb, and Dr. Candice Bedford (Lunar and Planetary Institute) Contact: Brooks Mitchell ( or Christine Shupla ( for questions. Description: NASA is about to launch the Mars 2020 mission – and now

By |July 6th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Resource List for 6.18.20 Webinar: Virtual Night Sky Programs for “Imagine Your Story”

Hi everyone! This blog is a list of resources for our June 18, 2020 webinar, "Virtual Night Sky Programs for 'Imagine Your Story'” - you can find out more information about the webinar here.  Presenters: Brooks Mitchell (STAR Net), Christine Shupla and Sha’Rell Webb (Lunar and Planetary Institute), Belinda Calvillo and Liliana Alonso [with Sofia] (Pasadena

By |June 16th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

(Resource List) STAR Net’s STEAM Equity Project Pre-Application Webinar

Hi everyone! Thanks to everyone who was able to join us on June 16, 2020 for STAR Net’s STEAM Equity Project Pre-Application Webinar. This blog post will provide more information on this grant opportunity, as well as links to the webinar recording, webinar slides, chat trancript, and resources discussed during the webinar. This webinar covered a new

By |June 12th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Resource List for “Virtual Programs 101: Behind the Scenes with STAR Net”

Hi everyone! We're trying something new for tomorrow's webinar: instead of a PDF, we're turning our "Link Bank" into a Blog Post! That way, we can edit the list and add resources that are brought up during the webinar! We can also use this as a place to post webinar follow-ups. It's just a "test

By |May 27th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

STEAM Engines: Awwwww, Spiders

Sometimes the best laid plans fail, and that can feel rough, but like my daughter says “mistakes help you learn!” and she is absolutely right. This was absolutely the case with my STEAM Engines (Skokie Public Library’s science club for K-2nd grade) program about spiders. The idea to learn about spiders was birthed from a

By |May 7th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Rover By Any Other Name

By |April 30th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Happy Superhero Day!

April 28 is National Superhero Day! Marvel marked the day by celebrating the heroes on all our minds and thoughts these days - nurses, doctors, EMT's, first responders, medical researchers, grocery store workers, restaurant workers offering curb-side and delivered meals, long-haulers and delivery drivers, production workers, and all the thousands of others who risk their lives

Aloha from Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library!

As we hunker down in Waimea (aka Kamuela) on the island of Hawaii, I hope this finds you doing well. I recently heard from our friends and NASA@My Library partners at the Maunakea Observatories, who recently launched an online series of STEM videos for K-12 students and families. I wanted to share this resource with you and take

By |April 27th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sounds of the Mountains Storytelling Festival, Dolly Parton, and More Available Online

Hey, everyone! I hope everyone is staying at home and healthy. I wanted to share some exciting news! Instead of canceling the Sounds of the Mountains Storytelling Festival this year, the organizers and storytellers have opted to offer it virtually, free, and forever!! In fact, I am listening to a great story as I write

Online Resources for Homebound Families #2

Here is my next list of resources for folks staying home for health and safety  In this list I have collected some virtual tours of museums and zoos, and sites that offer collections of books that are free to read. (I'll be searching for graphic novels and comic books next.) If you find a broken

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