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Make your own lava lamp

Here’s a fun science experiment that we did Wednesday night at our Headlands Branch that you and your kids can do at home. Step 1: Fill a plastic bottle with one part water, two parts oil and let them settle. … Continue reading

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Edgar Allan Poe visits the library

Aside from the occasional visit by Mark Twain, it’s difficult to convince dead authors to speak at the library. So we considered it quite a coup when Edgar Allan Poe agreed to talk at Mentor Public Library this Friday. Sure, … Continue reading

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Wands & Wishes at Mentor Library

Another fairies story time with more wishes? Why not? After all, you shouldn’t limit how many wishes a kid can make. (Unless you’re a genie. Then three is pretty much the accepted maximum.) On Friday, kids had a special scavenger hunt … Continue reading

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Splish Splash Water Science

This year we’ve dedicated our Summer Reading Program to science, so we had some fun with the science of water last week. Kids tested the surface tension of water by seeing how many droplets they could fit on a coin, … Continue reading

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Egg-celent Experiment during Mad Science Monday

We’ve experimented with squirt guns, bubbles and the five senses during Mad Science Monday this summer. And, this week, things got a little messy. Kids tested the strength of eggs by walking across them. Then they compared different packing materials—from Styrofoam to paper towel tubes—to … Continue reading

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