Check out our series of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) programs for kids and teens:
An ongoing series of art-related projects offered free at the library. Use your imagination to create a variety of projects.
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.
Build a hovercraft using a balloon and a paper plate! Suggested for children ages 5 and up.
Download hovercraft instructions to complete this project at home or at school:
Creative coding emphasizes creativity in computing over technical details. This program supports the development of personal connections to computing by drawing upon creativity, imagination, and interests. Children and families will have fun exploring and creating a variety of interactive media projects using the Scratch programming language, Makey Makey, and the BBC Micro:bit. For children ages 8-18. Kids 12 and under must have a parent or guardian attend the session with them.
Bring your imagination and have fun painting with glow sticks and other luminous utensils on a big screen. Fun for the whole family!
Build your own roller coaster with pipe foam and race marbles through loops and turns. Suggested for children ages 6 years and up, accompanied by an adult.
Have fun programming robots! Program the ozobots using color-coding and block-based coding with the Ozoblockly app.
For kids ages 7-18 years old. For more information, call 219-873-3055 and ask for Dave.
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Discover how circuits work as you create a greeting card or other artwork that lights up. For information, call 219-873-3045 and ask for Dave.
Download our presentation from MC Maker Fest 2018 on paper circuits with info and links to projects, supplies, and more:
Use paper plates and string to put together and decorate wheels that can race and jump ramps in this interactive science program for the family!
Build a rubber band powered car! For ages 7 and up. All materials will be provided. The child must be present to receive materials.
Who can build the highest tower using just spaghetti and marshmallows? Find out by taking the tower challenge!