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Neighbors Growing Together | Dec 15, 2017

At the library

By Makenna Burdock | Jul 24, 2017

This month, summer school is in full swing. Elementary students come to the library on Tuesdays for some STEM activities and fun. Last week the kids were challenged to build a catapult with limited items and resources. Each student had to use their own imagination and think of a way to use the given materials for a working machine. The goal was to make the catapult shoot a marshmallow 10 feet across the room. This activity combined STEM thinking and promotion, along with problem-solving when the catapult didn’t launch the length required. Most kids excelled and showed how much STEM skills are being taught at younger ages every year. In the last ten years, jobs requiring STEM skills have multiplied by 17 percent. Doing simple activities, like making catapults, are helping preparing the students in a fun and lighthearted way.

The library is going to be hosting an event at the square on Aug. 21. The event is called Party in the Park and will be celebrating the Solar Eclipse! All families are welcomed to pack a lunch for a picnic in Central Park at 11 a.m. for pre-eclipse games, music, themed snacks, reading, and craft activities. The eclipse will begin about 11:45 a.m. The library is providing 200 glasses for the community to view the eclipse. It will be a great time to relax and have some fun in the middle of the day!

These are the new materials available at the library this week.

Gifts and Memorials

Building Natural Ponds by Robert Pavlis given in memory of Mark Flickinger by Marde & Joe McConnell

The following books were given in memory of Marilyn Crandall by her family and friends:

Beneath Copper Falls by Colleen Coble

Look Behind You by Iris Johansen

Secrets of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mallery

High Stakes (large print) by Fern Michaels

The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy

A Distant View of Everything by Alexander McCall Smith

The following books were given in memory of George Lord by his family and friends:

The Fallen by Ace Atkins

Paradise Valley by C. J. Box

The Late Show by Michael Connelly

Armistice by Harry Turtledove

Adult Fiction

Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

 

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