Friday, February 12, 2016

March into STEM

During the month of March we will offer 5 science and technology workshops.
Advance registration - now at the Reference desk or call 978-468-5577.


Computer Aided Design Workshop
with Jeffrey Walsh on Saturday, March 12

For ages 10-15, sign up for the
10:30 AM to noon workshop session.
(The adults or age 16 and up workshop 
session has been cancelled.)

Before attending, please sign-up for a Tinkercad account at tinkercad.com. Participants must bring their own 
laptop to this workshop.

Limited space. Registration required. 
Sign-up at the Reference desk on the 2nd floor, or call the Library at 978-46-5577.

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Make Your Own Video Game with the Rhode Island Computer Museum
on Saturday, March 26

This is a chance to put down your controllers and learn Scratch, the interactive software developed by MIT. Scratch is a computer program developed to teach software coding and allows you to create your own video game sample. The workshop aims to explain how early video games were made and give workshop participants new skills to develop their own games. The program will include an exhibit on “Historic Video Games”. The exhibit aims to explain the impact of Early Video Games.
Two hour session, for ages 11 & up.
Limited space. Registration required. 
Sign-up at the Reference desk on the 2nd floor, or call the Library at 978-46-5577.

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Coding with Minecraft with the Rhode Island Computer Museum on Saturday, March 26

Calling all crafters! Learn how to summon lightning bolts with a bow and arrow or build giant rainbows in the Minecraft world with code! Spawn farm animals or monsters instantly and have fun "modding" your world. This workshop introduces coding concepts by showing how to build or change (e.g. mod) the game using the Javascript or Python programming language. The set-up is easy for beginners, challenging for experienced gamers and fun for everyone. 
Two hour session, for ages 11 & up.
Limited space. Registration required. Sign-up at the Reference desk on the 2nd floor, or call the Library at 978-46-5577.

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Star Party with the North Shore
Astronomy Club on Thursday, March 31

The North Shore Astronomy Club will give a short astronomy presentation in our large meeting room, followed by astronomy-related crafts & games, and observation of the night sky through club telescopes on the field behind the library. The evening will also feature the library's new lending telescope, now open for reservations. 
This program is for all ages, though best for elementary school age to adult.

Registration is not required for this event.

Library Lending Telescope Program Brochure.

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