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August 2017

Solar Eclipse Viewing Event

August 21, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Free
partial solar eclipse

Join us for the solar event of the year on Monday, August 21. UPDATE: All glasses are gone. Thank you for the overwhelming response! Beginning at 11:30 am, we will have a limited number of free eclipse glasses available on…

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September 2017

Stomp Rockets

September 20, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Free
children with stomp rocket

Join us to make a rocket from paper and watch your rocket soar from a launchpad made with PVC pipe and a two-liter plastic bottle! Everyone is encouraged to bring an empty two-liter plastic bottle for launch, however, we will…

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Art à la Carte: Autumn Craft

September 21, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Free
Happy Fall craft

Stop in and make a fun fall craft! All materials provided. Child must be present to receive materials. For ages 4 to 10 years of age, accompanied by an adult.

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Ozobots

September 25, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Free
ozobots

Advance registration is required. Have fun programming the Ozobot robots using color codes and block-based coding with the Ozoblockly app. Register at the Youth Services desk. For more information, call 219-873-3045 and ask for Dave.

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Apple Stamping Craft for Kids

September 26, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Free
apple stamping

In commemoration of the 243rd Anniversary of the birth of John Chapman, aka "Johnny Appleseed," join us for an apple printing craft! We will get a little messy, so wear something expendable! All materials provided. Child must be present to…

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October 2017

Comic Strip Craft

October 2, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Happy anniversary, Charlie Brown! Let's celebrate the 67th anniversary of the Peanuts comic strip, created by Charles M. Schulz. Drop in and have fun designing your own comic masterpiece using a variety of stencils. For ages 4 years and up.

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Stomp Rockets

October 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Free
kids preparing to launch stomp rockets

Make a rocket from paper and watch it soar from a launcher made with PVC pipe and a two-liter plastic bottle! This program is fun for the whole family.

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Program Full: Family Pumpkin Decorating

October 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Free
painted pumpkins

This program is now full. Thank you for the enthusiastic response! Join us and decorate a pumpkin for your Halloween festivities! Space is limited. One (1) pumpkin per family. Register at the Youth Services Desk or by phone at 219-873-3045.…

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Ozobots

October 23, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Free
ozobots

Advance registration required. Have fun programming the Ozobot robots using color codes and block-based coding with the Ozoblockly app. Register at the Youth Services desk. For more information, call 219-873-3045 and ask for Dave.

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National Candy Corn Day Craft

October 30, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Free
candy corn necklace

Join us and make an adorable, but NOT edible, "Candy Corn" necklace. All materials provided. For ages 5-10 years of age, accompanied by an adult.

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Halloween Craft

October 31, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Free
Halloween craft

Drop in and make a "spooky, kinda kooky" craft! All materials provided. For ages 4 years and up, accompanied by an adult.

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November 2017

Art à la Carte: Fall Celebration

November 9, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Free
fall banner with leaves and quote

Make a lovely autumn banner. All materials provided. Ages 3 years and up, accompanied by an adult. Child must be present to receive craft materials.

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Smart Phone Projector: STEAM for Teens (and Tweens)

November 10, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Free
cell phone projector

We’ll provide all the materials you need to make a projector for your smart phone. Watch videos and view photos on a “big screen.” Limited to the first 20 attendees. This program is for ages 11 through 18 years (if…

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Ozobots

November 13, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Free
ozobots

Advance registration is required. Have fun programming the Ozobot robots using color codes and block-based coding with the Ozoblockly app. Register at the Youth Services desk. For more information, call 219-873-3045 and ask for Dave.

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Thanksgiving Craft

November 20, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Free
Thanksgiving pumpkin

Join us and make a Thanksgiving decoration for your holiday festivities! Make a Thanksgiving pumpkin with "seeds" of the things you are grateful for. All materials provided. Ages 3 years and up, accompanied by an adult. Child must be present…

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December 2017

Holiday Craft for Kids

December 12, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Drop in and make an elf doorknob hanger decoration. All materials provided. Child must be present to receive craft supplies. For children ages 3 years and up, accompanied by an adult.

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Holiday Art à la Carte

December 18, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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ornament

Create a fun ornament for your Christmas tree! Children ages 4 - 10 years, accompanied by an adult. All materials provided. Child must be present to receive craft supplies.

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Ozobots!

December 20, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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ozobots

Advance registration is required. Have fun programming the Ozobot robots using color codes and block-based coding with the Ozoblockly app. Register at the Youth Services desk. For more information, call 219-873-3045 and ask for Dave.

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Ozobots!

December 20, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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ozobots

Advance registration is required. Have fun programming the Ozobot robots using color codes and block-based coding with the Ozoblockly app. Register at the Youth Services desk. For more information, call 219-873-3045 and ask for Dave.

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January 2018

Art à la Carte: Birdseed Ornament

January 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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birdseed ornaments

Come in from the cold and make a birdseed ornament for our fine feathered friends! All materials provided. Child must be present to receive supplies. For ages 4 years and up, accompanied by an adult.

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Ozobots

January 29 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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ozobots

Advance registration is required. Have fun programming the Ozobot robots using color codes and block-based coding with the Ozoblockly app. Register at the Youth Services desk. For more information, call 219-873-3045 and ask for Dave.

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February 2018

Paper Circuits

February 8 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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paper circuits

Discover how circuits work as you create a greeting card or other artwork that lights up. Advance registration is required. For more information, call 219-873- 3045 and ask for Dave. Photo CC by 2.0 | Jie Qi

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Art à la Carte: Valentine’s Day Cards

February 12 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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child making valentine

Drop in and make a Valentine's Day Card for someone you love! All materials provided. Child must be present to receive supplies. This is a family program.

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Ozobots

February 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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ozobots

Have fun programming the Ozobot robots using color codes and block-based coding with the Ozoblockly app. Advance registration is required. Register at the Youth Services desk. For more information, call 219-873-3045 and ask for Dave.

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March 2018

Art à la Carte: St. Patrick’s Day Craft

March 8 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Happy St. Patrick's Day

Follow the rainbow into the library and make a St. Patrick's Day craft! For children ages 4 and up, accompanied by an adult. All materials provided. Child must be present to receive craft materials.

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World Puppet Day Craft

March 21 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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bear and lion hand puppets

Join us for World Puppet Day and create a puppet to entertain your friends and family! For children ages 4 years and up accompanied by an adult. All materials provided. Child must be present to receive craft supplies.

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Paper Circuits

March 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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paper circuits

Discover how circuits work as you create a greeting card or other artwork that lights up. Registration is required. For information, call 219-873-3045 and ask for Dave.

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Ozobots

March 26 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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ozobots

Advance registration is required. Have fun programming the Ozobot robots using color-coded and block-based coding with the Ozoblocky app. Register at the Youth Services’ desk. Call 219-873-3055 or 219-873-3045 for more information and ask for Dave.

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April 2018

Sand Art Craft

April 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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sand art bottles

Join us for a fun craft using colored sand to make a fun decoration. All materials are provided. Child must be present to receive craft supplies. For children ages 4 years & up, accompanied by an adult.

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MCAS Robotics Team Demonstration

April 18 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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MCAS robotics team

To celebrate Creativity and Innovation Week, the Michigan City Area Schools’ award-winning Robotics Team will be here to demonstrate their robots. 

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Earth Day Craft for Kids

April 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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planet Earth

Mark this special day by dropping in and making an Earth Day craft. All materials are provided. Child must be present to receive craft supplies. For children ages 4 years & up, accompanied by an adult.

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STEAM Ahead Kids: Ozobots

April 30 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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ozobots

Advance registration is required. Have fun programming the Ozobot robots using color-coded and block-based coding with the Ozoblocky app. Register at the Youth Services’ desk. Call 219-873- 3055 or 219-873- 3045 for more information and ask for Dave.

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May 2018

Michigan City Maker Fest

May 5 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Michigan City High School, 8466 W. Pahs Road
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Maker Fest logo

Are you into technology and innovation? Want to learn more about coding, the latest tech tools, and the maker culture? Don't miss Maker Fest! Featuring demos, seminars, and hands-on maker activities: Ozobots, Raspberry Pis, coding, Internet Safety, Chromebooks, 3D printing,…

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June 2018

STEAM Ahead Kids: Ozobots

June 4 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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ozobots

Advanced registration is required. Have fun programming the Ozobot robots using color codes and block-based coding with the Ozoblockly app. Register at the Youth Services desk. For more information, call 219-873-3045 and ask for Dave.

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STEAM Ahead Kids: Bot Bash!

June 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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sphero mini

Play with Sphero robots and meet J.D., our programmable humanoid robot that talks, dabs, and moonwalks! Fun for the whole family and is suggested for kids ages 5 and up.

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STEAM Ahead Kids: Stomp Rockets

June 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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stomp rockets

Make a paper rocket and watch it soar from a launch pad made with PVC pipe and a two-liter plastic bottle! Everyone is encouraged to bring an empty two-liter plastic bottle for launch; however, we will have supplies available. This…

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Stomp Rockets

June 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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stomp rockets

Make a paper rocket and watch it soar from a launch pad made with PVC pipe and a two-liter plastic bottle! Everyone is encouraged to bring an empty two-liter plastic bottle for launch; however, we will have supplies available. This…

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Father’s Day Craft for Kids

June 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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father's day mug

Drop in to make a fun gift for your dad! This program is designed for children ages 4 years & up, accompanied by an adult. All materials provided. Child must be present to receive craft supplies.

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STEAM Ahead Kids: Stomp Rockets

June 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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stomp rockets

Make a paper rocket and watch it soar from a launch pad made with PVC pipe and a two-liter plastic bottle! Everyone is encouraged to bring an empty two-liter plastic bottle for launch; however, we will have supplies available. This…

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Stomp Rockets

June 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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stomp rockets

Make a paper rocket and watch it soar from a launch pad made with PVC pipe and a two-liter plastic bottle! Everyone is encouraged to bring an empty two-liter plastic bottle for launch; however, we will have supplies available. This…

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July 2018

STEAM Ahead Kids: Ozobots!

July 23 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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ozobots

Have fun programming the Ozobot robots using color codes and block-based coding with the Ozoblockly app. Register at the Youth Services desk. For more information, call 219-873-3045 and ask for Dave.

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Kite Decoration Craft for Kids

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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kite day craft

Create a lovely "stained glass" kite window decoration using tissue paper squares and contact paper! All materials provided. For children ages 3 years old and up, accompanied by an adult.

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August 2018

Taste of MC: STEAM Activity Corner

August 4 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Franklin & 7th Streets, Michigan City, IN, 701 Franklin St.
Michigan City, IN, IN 46360
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STEAM banner

MCPL Youth Services will co-host a free STEAM activity area for children and families at the Taste of M.C. on the corner of 7th and Franklin Street. For more info, call 219-873-3045 and ask for Dave.

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Back to School Craft for Kids

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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An annual tradition! Make a new craft for back-to-school. For children ages 6 through 12. Supplies are limited. Children 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

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September 2018

STEAM Ahead Kids: Ozobots

September 18 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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ozobots

Advance registration is required. Have fun programming the Ozobot robots using color codes and block-based coding with the Ozoblockly app. Register at the Youth Services desk. For more information, call 219-873-3045 and ask for Dave.

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