Kids of all ages are invited to Westlake Porter Public Library to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) concepts in a fun, hands-on way from July 21-27. Have fun learning about the concepts that power our world with these amazing programs!
Sunday, July 21 (3-4 p.m.) Art Smarts: Georgia O’Keefe—Explore works of a well-known artist and then use what you’ve seen to create an art piece of your own! Grades 3-6. Registration begins July 14.
Monday, July 22 (2-3 p.m.) Coding for Kids—Learn computer programming by designing video games that can be shared and played with friends! Grades 3-6. Registration begins July 15.
Monday, July 22 (3-4 p.m.) Robotics for Kids—Pair up to create, program, and animate robots using LEGO bricks then experiment with other kids in friendly competitions. Grades 3-6. Registration begins July 15.
Monday, July 22 (7-8 p.m.) 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s Moon Landing – Join guest speakers from NASA Glenn Research Center as they commemorate the first manned lunar landing and NASA’s Human Exploration of the Moon, Past, Present, and Future. Please register.
Monday, July 22 (7-8 p.m.) Breakout EDU: Frazioni’s Pizza Parlor—Frazioni has locked all but one of his top secret recipes inside the large locked box. He can’t remember how to decipher the clues to unlock the box and now he only has 45 minutes until he has to start baking! He needs YOUR help to find the top secret recipes! Grades 3-5. Registration begins July 15.
Tuesday, July 23 (11-11:45 a.m.) WPPL’s Annual Egg Drop—Celebrate engineering during STEAM week with your design for the egg drop. Building starts at 11 a.m. in the Porter room. Join us at noon in the library lobby for the official egg drop. No registration required.
Tuesday, July 23 (3-4 p.m.) Brain Games—Keep up those skills by stopping by to play grade-appropriate educational games with our friendly teen volunteers. For students in grades 1-3. No registration required.
Tuesday, July 23 (5-5:45 p.m.) Tween Mug It!—Mac & cheese! Pizza! Brownies! Who knew you could make those in a mug! Learn how to make quick and easy meals using just a few simple ingredients, a mug, and a microwave. All supplies provided. For students in grades 4-6. Registration begins July 16.
Tuesday, July 23 (7-7:45 p.m.) TEEN Mug It!—Mac & cheese! Pizza! Brownies! Who knew you could make those in a mug! Learn how to make quick and easy meals using just a few simple ingredients, a mug, and a microwave. All supplies provided. Grades 7-12. Registration begins July 16.
Thursday, July 25 (1-4 p.m.) Table Top Math Art—Create pieces of art using mathematical properties. No registration necessary.
Thursday, July 25 (4-5 p.m.) Code Club!—Learn how to build an app, design a video game, and change the world through code! Grades 3-4. Registration begins July 18.
Friday, July 26 (1-2 p.m. OR 4-5 p.m.) Unexpected Flying Objects—Juggler Tony Steinbach will show us all about how gravity affects everything, what happens when things go faster than sound, why moons orbit planets, and so much more. Audience members will also get the chance to learn how to juggle and practice at home with common and safe household items. Please register.
Friday, July 26 (4-5 p.m.) Got Science?—Bzzzz! Learn about bees and why they’re so important to our environment. Grades 1 and 2. Registration begins July 19.
Saturday, July 27 (3-5 p.m.) STEAMMaker Lab: LEGO Mindstorm—Build and code a Lego Mindstorm EV3 Robot. Grades 3-5. Registration begins July 20.
To register for any of the programs, please call (440) 871-2600 or visit https://events.westlakelibrary.org/events.