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Engineering paper planes

Kids compete to see whose paper airplanes, which they designed, would fly the farthest. pic.twitter.com/XrQW0b0lrx — MentorPublicLibrary (@MentorPL) May 23, 2018 Kids learned about paper engineering — which, as you may have guessed, is another way of saying origami — during … Continue reading

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Learn by playing with our new STEAM kits

Kids can learn by playing with the new STEAM kits at our Main Branch. Experiment with magnetism, electricity and the water cycle with our physics kit. Check out slides with our microscope. Complete circuits; build a motor, telegraph, radio or compass. Design a … Continue reading

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Kids can make catapults, launch marshmallows at our Headlands Branch

Go medieval! Kids can build their own catapults and launch marshmallows at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, at our Headlands Branch. The young engineers can compete for the longest launch and best aim. The program is free to attend … Continue reading

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Engineering for the zip line

As part of our STEAM series, kids designed and built weights out of our Lego Blocks. Then we saw which weights traveled the farthest and fastest on our zip line. Our STEAM series returns next year with a program focused … Continue reading

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Get making at our Creation Station

Want to make a stop-motion film? How about building a robot out of an electric toothbrush? Or creating a light-up greeting card with an electrical circuit? Then you’ll want to check out the Creation Station at our Lake Branch. Each month, … Continue reading

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