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Building roller coasters at the library

We transformed our Headlands Branch into a theme park during our Curious Kids program. Kids built roller coasters with foam pipe insulation tubes and paper towel rolls. Then they sent marbles down them. They quickly learned that they could adjust their coasters … Continue reading

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Testing popsicle-stick catapults

Kids built fortresses from plastic cups and catapults out of popsicle sticks, rubberbands, and plastic spoons last week at our Main Branch. Then they used their artillery to pelt each others’ fortresses. Each month, we use games, activities, and even … Continue reading

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Duck when you enter the Drone Zone

The kids who came to our STEAM program on Tuesday designed buildings out of note cards and tape. Then they tried to navigate drones through their skylines. The design and engineering went well. The drones… well… you can see for … Continue reading

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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 23, at our Headlands Branch. The young engineers can compete for the longest launch and best aim. The winner will receive a prize. … Continue reading

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Gumdrop architecture

Our STEAM kids had a cup full of gumdrops, 100 toothpicks & 15 minutes to build the tallest possible tower. Then — plot twist — they had to combine all of their towers to build an enormous mega-tower. It was … Continue reading

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