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Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Math!
Join us for songs, fingerplays, tickles, bounces, and short books on STEM topics for our youngest friends with a parent or caregiver. For children ages 6 to 36 months old. Central Children's Room, 4th Floor.
Call 510.981.6223 for more information.
There will be no storytime on May 30 and June 6. The new session begins on June 13 and will continue through August 15.
We hope to see you there!
It's Magic, It's Science, It's Xtreme Science Magic! Don O'Brien will thrill audiences with fast-moving experiments, demonstrations, and lots of audience participation. Ages 5 and up.
Join a culinary adventure in the world of oaks and acorn food with Jolie Elan from Go Wild Institute. A presentation on oak ecology and ethnobotany will be followed by a hands on workshop to handcraft acorn flour and taste yummy acorn cakes.
Ages 8 and up.
Take a trip around the world with the reptiles of Jungle James' Animal Adventures! Jungle James will bring a variety of reptiles to meet, plot their origins on a world map, and tell about some of the features that make them so interesting. You may even get a chance to come up and see the animals up close!
Ages 4 and up.
Are we alone in the Universe? Do organisms living in extreme conditions on earth suggest life is possible on other worlds? How did we get here? What does a giraffe have in common with a mosquito? What makes extremophiles extreme, who’s to say? Join us for an exciting discussion of these and many other questions about understanding the survival of life in the Universe with Dr. Felisa Wolfe-Simon. Currently working with wild fermentation, she is a noted biochemist, astrobiologist, former NASA fellow and Department of Energy researcher as well as professional musician.
Saturdays from 10-12p:
Introducing the Maker Lab at Claremont Branch, a place to drop in and try out:
- Sewing on a Babylock sewing machine
- Drawing on a ProWise whiteboard
- Experimenting with a Foldscope microscope
- Sculpting with polymer clay
No previous experience necessary! This program is ideal for teens and adults.
Want to learn how a PC works? Ever wonder what goes on inside that box, but were too afraid to crack it open and see? This is your chance to learn!
We will be holding a 2-week, 6-hour workshop where we show you how to build a PC from scratch and install an operating system!! (Some basic computer
experience is recommended)
Location: Community Meeting Room, Central Library 3rd Floor
Session 1: Assembling Hardware – Saturday December 8th 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Session 2: Installing Software – Saturday, December 15th 2:00 – 5:00 PM